In the depths of Catoctin Mountain Park, a mile from Camp David, 19-year-old Melita Bell was overwhelmed. She had been working at Camp Greentop, a summer camp for people with disabilities, for just a week and didn’t think she could keep going.

“I was like, ‘I’m gonna quit. I can’t do this. This is outside of my comfort zone. ... I don’t know if I’m even making a difference with these campers,’ ” Bell said.

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I never knew about this organization. After reading the article and checking on the charity's rating (how they use their donations, I now have another organization to add to my donation list. I just made a donation today.

Greg F

Great to see such dedication. That’s rare these days. Editors, please be consistent with she and he…you’ve used both.

Andrew Schotz

Hi. Thanks for the note. Two people are quoted in the story - Melita Bell (sometimes referred to as "she") and David Greenberg (sometimes referred to as "he"). If you have any additional questions, please email me at and I'm happy to respond. -Andy Schotz, editor

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