After the recent events in Baltimore, our community has come together to help. To deliver hope. More than 40 different companies at 90 sites across central Maryland collected urgently needed supplies like diapers, food, toiletries and more for babies, children and seniors in the affected communities.
As we celebrate 90 years of changing the odds for families in our region, we’re not resting on our laurels. We’re not just looking back on great memories of all we’ve accomplished together in the past. We’re focused on the future. On the next 90 years. On creating strong, vibrant communities for all of us.
That’s why we’re launching Challenge 90, a series of volunteer and engagement activities to bring central Maryland together and focus on building a brighter future -- financial stability for families, affordable housing, support for students so they can graduate, and access to healthy food and health care.
As a result of last week’s events in Baltimore, our communities are in need of our help now, more than ever – and the outpouring of concern and commitment to our city has been overwhelming. We are so grateful for the support we have witnessed in such a short period of time.
Several local convenience stores were left in destruction – stores many people depended on for their basic needs including food, baby formula and toiletries. UPS has generously stepped up to deliver needed items to our neighbors in affected areas. We’re asking the community to collect these items that will be dropped off at community centers and faith-based organizations throughout the city. The most needed items include non-perishable foods, baby formula, Ensure, toiletries, laundry soap and cleaning supplies.
Check out the full list and encourage your company to sign up to contribute items by registering here. If you'd like to donate items as an individual, you can drop them off at any SECU branch in Maryland or at the following UPS distribution center locations:
6501 Quad Ave., Baltimore, MD 21205
3901 Vero Rd., Baltimore, MD 21227
- 14402 York Rd., Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152
UPS will pick up items at registered companies on Monday, May 18 and Monday, June 15. Many thanks to UPS and their drivers, and to all our generous supporters for helping restore hope in Baltimore. We love our city!
If you would like to make a donation to the Maryland Unites fund, please visit www.uwcm.org/MDunites.
To learn more about United Way's efforts to provide relief to Baltimore, click here.
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