April 10, 2012
Contact: Tracy Lynott – Director, Development
443.702.3016 email:
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Grand Opening for 
New Fully Wheelchair Accessible Community Home
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND: Bello Machre will hold its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for its new Spencer Road Home on Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The ceremony will take place rain or shine at 7803 Spencer Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21060. Please call for directions and parking instructions.
This community event will bring together state representatives and dignitaries, board members, local businesses, employees, friends and neighbors. Dr. Robert Ireland, President and CEO, commented, “This new home represents the future for people with developmental disabilities supporting independence, safety and loving care that only Bello Machre can provide.”
Our guests for the event will include, Senator James DeGrange, Anne Arundel County Council Chairperson Derek Fink, Delegate Steven Schuh, Bello Machre Board President Janis Ellis, President and CEO of Bello Machre Dr. Robert T. Ireland, and many others.
Bello Machre’s new Spencer Road home is a state-of-the-art, fully-accessible home with features including: automatic door openers, wheelchair ramps, lowered accessible windows and countertops, and a barrier-free lift system to gently carry the individuals from the bedroom to the bathroom.  
Our community partners who helped make this project possible include: Cattail Construction, North Arundel Savings Bank, the Annapolis Civitan #177, Gavigans Home Furnishings, and our many friends and supporters who helped make this project possible. Representatives from these organizations will also be in attendance.
There is a tremendous need for the specialized services and wheelchair accessible homes in our community. To help meet these needs and prepare for the next generation of service, Bello Machre is building at least one new fully-accessible home each year.
Bello Machre, founded in 1972, means Home of My Heart in Gaelic. It is a nonprofit organization in Anne Arundel County, Maryland that provides homes and support to children, teens, adults, and seniors with developmental disabilities. More importantly, Bello Machre enriches the lives of those served through loving care, guidance, and opportunity so that they can live life to its fullest. Employing 300 skilled professionals, Bello Machre serves 175 people in its 54 community based homes throughout Central Maryland. Through its Support Services Programs, Bello Machre provides help and support to more than 150 individuals and families in their own homes. The Ray of Hope Program helps individuals and families obtain respite care, specialized summer camp, physical therapy, and specialized equipment; its Respite Care services provides residential support during family hospitalizations, emergencies, and vacations—24-hours a day, seven-days a week. Bello Machre serves children and adults without regard to race, religion, gender, or national origin.