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2021 Media Coverage






WBAL-AM Online
Crisis calls continue to surge during pandemic
January 4, 2021
WJZ-TV (5 p.m.)211 Texting ServiceJanuary 5, 2021
Baltimore SunHelp Maryland's nonprofits, so they can continue to help others January 6, 2021
Daily Times COVID vaccine distribution in Maryland: What you need to knowJanuary 6, 2021
Foreign Affairs Judge Halee F. Weinstein named District Administrative Judge for the District Court of Maryland in Baltimore City January 7, 2021
WBAL-TV (6 a.m.)211 Hotline January 9, 2021
MSN News Resources for Homelessness in Every State
January 9, 2021
WBFF-TVEviction Prevention InterviewJanuary 9, 2021
WBFF-TV OnlineEviction prevention is critical in Maryland January 9, 2021
NFL NetworkLowes and Lamar Jackson Partnership January 9, 2021
WBAL-AM OnlineHow to get tested January 11, 2021
Cumberland Times-News Texting service reminds users to care for themselves January 11, 2021
Targeted News Service Local Philanthropic Organizations Issue Joint Statement on Insurrection at U.S. Capitol January 13, 2021
Baltimore SunWhen will I get my coronavirus vaccine? What to know about Maryland's updated rollout plans. January 14, 2021
WBAL-TV (6 a.m.)211 HotlineJanuary 14, 2021
WBAL-TV OnlineEditorial: Mental Health Concerns January 14, 2021
Baltimore Fishbowl Behind on Your Utility Bill? Have a Turn-Off Notice? Here's What To DoJanuary 14, 2021
WMAR-TV (5 p.m.)Starbucks Popup PantryJanuary 15, 2021
CityBizList211 Maryland is Texting COVID-19 Vaccine Info  to Residents' Phones January 20, 2021
PublicnowBGE's Energizing Small Business Grants Program Now Accepting Applications January 21, 2021
Daily Record New Members / Md. Access to Justice Commission January 22, 2021
WBAL-TV OnlineMaryland working to open mass COVID-19 vaccination sites January 26, 2021
Baltimore SunHow to sign up for the coronavirus vaccine through Maryland counties, hospitals January 26, 2021
TheBayNetMDHS Advises Eligible Marylanders To Utilize the Earned Income Tax Credit January 27, 2021
I95 Business The GreenLight Fund Launches its 10th CityJanuary 27, 2021
I95 Business Harford Mutual Insurance Group donates over $500,000 to Charitable Organizations in 2020, Including $250,000 in COVID-19 SupportFebruary 3, 2021
Baltimore Business Journal Big-name local bakers give $5M to Green Light Fund to address city's social needs February 9, 2021
WJZ-TV OnlineCommunity Partners Team Up To Bring WiFi to South Baltimore Families In Need February 9, 2021
WBFF-TV (4 p.m.) PartnershipFebruary 9, 2021
What's Up MagazineUnited Way Celebrates 211 DayFebruary 11, 2021
WYPR OnlineDaily Dose 2-11-21February 12, 2021
I95 BusinessTamla Olivier, BGE: Empowering Communities Through Trust February 15, 2021
I95 Business BEING SHEELA February 16, 2021
Baltimore FishbowlMorgan State Alum, Former UPS driver-turned-VP gives $20 million to university February 22, 2021
WBAL-AM OnlineUnited Way Annual Report On Hardship in Maryland 
February 22, 2021
NottinghamMD.comOlszewski highlights partnership with United Way for innovative eviction prevention programFebruary 23, 2021
WJZ-TV ( 6 p.m. & 11 p.m.)STEP ProgramFebruary 23, 2021
WJZ-TV OnlineUnited Way, Bring Internet to South Baltimore February 25, 2021
WJZ-TV OnlineGroups Team Up To Help Connect South Baltimore Residents To Internet February 25, 2021
WJZ-TV (4 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m.) Partnership February 25, 2021
WMAR-TV OnlineFree internet coming to Brooklyn and Curtis BayFebruary 25, 2021
WMAR TV (5 p.m.) PartnershipFebruary 25, 2021
Daily Record Franklyn Baker: Power 100February 26, 2021
Baltimore WatchdogCounty spent $4 million on eviction assistance since December February 28, 2021
I95 BusinessUnited Way of Central Maryland and Partnership to Bring Internet to Brooklyn/Curtis BayMarch 1, 2021
Roland Park News Transformational Gifts Fuel Community Impact March 1, 2021
WYPR OnlineThe Surge In Mental Health Needs During the Pandemic March 3, 2021
Baltimore Sun'It's put the future on hold': A year of shutdown has changed how we work, play, and navigate a pandemic-altered world March 4, 2021
Baltimore SunNearly a year of shutdowns / PHOTOS March 5, 2021
Cool Progeny Things To Do With Kids in Baltimore March 5, 2021
Baltimore SunUnited Way: Exelon and BGE helpful neighbors during pandemic / Reader's Commentary March 8, 2021
Baltimore SunTo help tenants amid COVID, Baltimore County is covering their back rent - if landlords agree to discount the billMarch 12, 2021
WBAL-AM (6 p.m.)COVID-19 Interview March 14, 2021
Baltimore SunJoe Biden to the rescue, and it's low-income families first. The rich will be fine. / COMMENTARY March 16, 2021
WBAL-AM (6 a.m.)COVID SurveyMarch 16, 2021
WBAL-TV (5 p.m.)Lyft PartnershipMarch 17, 2021
Cumberland Times-News United Ways in Maryland launch COVID-19 surveyMarch 17, 2021
Daily Record Md. nonprofits urge Hogan to let them help vaccination efforts March 18, 2021
Baltimore SunMeet the members of The Baltimore Sun's Business and Civic Hall of Fame 2021March 21, 2021
Baltimore Business JounralUnited Way of Central Maryland hopes to increase grants despite pandemic 
March 22, 2021
Severna Park Voice United Ways in Maryland Launch COVID-19 Survey To Better Assess Community Needs March 22, 2021
Dorchester Star 
United Ways in Maryland launch COVID-19 survey to better assess community needs 
March 22, 2021
Baltimore Business JournalUnited Way of Central Maryland hopes to increase grants despite pandemic March 22, 2021
Avenue NewsStatewide COVID-19 survey seeks to assess community needsMarch 22, 2021
WOLB-AM (9 a.m.)COVID-19 SurveyMarch 25, 2021
WBAL-TVUnited Way surveys families during pandemic March 28, 2021
Baltimore Style Building a Better Baltimore April 1, 2021
Thrillist Here's How to Volunteer in DC This SpringApril 13, 2021
WJZ-TV (6 p.m., 7 p.m., 11 p.m.)Lyft Rides for Vaccines April 15, 2021
WMAR-TV (12 p.m.)Amazon partnershipApril 15, 2021
Public Now The Last Mile for Stimulus April 16, 2021
Baltimore Sun'The answer is in the trash': PCs for People works to close Baltimore's yawning digital divideApril 20, 2021
WYPR OnlineLeaders Tout Short- and Long-Term Fixes For Digital Divide April 22, 2021
WYPR-FM (4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m.)Office of Statewide BroadbandApril 22, 2021
Baltimore Business JournalNew Md. broadband law, funding may be shot in the arm for the city, community-level access efforts April 22, 2021
WDVM-TV OnlineNew law would deliver internet connectivity to every Maryland household April 22, 2021
Kilmer Joins Senator Van Hollen, Rep. Levin in Introducing Bicameral Legislation to Tackle Long-Term Unemployment CrisisApril 22, 2021
Publicnow Eighty-eight Small Businesses Receive $20,000 BGE Grants for Pandemic Recovery
April 26, 2021
WYPR-FM OnlineSupporting Communities in Need April 26, 2021
Baltimore Business will expand free Wi-Fi project to more underserved Baltimore neighborhoods April 26, 2021
WBFF-TV (5 a.m.)Way Home ProjectApril 30, 2021
Baltimore Business JounralReal Estate Insider: Two buildings near Hopkins Hospital sell as part of $272M portfolio dealMay 3, 2021
WBFF-TV (6 a.m., 7 a.m.)Columbia Family Center Groundbreaking May 3, 2021
WBAL-TV (5 p.m., 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 12 p.m.)Columbia Family Center Groundbreaking May 3, 2021
WMAR-TV (5 p.m., 6 p.m.)Columbia Family Center Groundbreaking May 3, 2021
WMAR-TV OnlineUnited Way of Central Maryland breaks ground on new family center 
May 3, 2021
Baltimore Business JounralAnnouncing the winners of the BBJ's 2021 Leaders in Diversity Awards May 4, 2021
Scott E's Blog Howard County Executive Joins Groundbreaking of United Way of Central Maryland in ColumbiaMay 4, 2021
U.S. News & World Report AHA News: How Social Isolation Can Harm Health as You Age - and How to Prevent ItMay 7, 2021
Baltimore Afro'The Way Home Project' tackles homelessness one person at a time May 7, 2021
Baltimore Business Journal'Baltimoreans care about Baltimore': Why local nonprofits have remained resilient during the pandemic May 7, 2021
WBAL-TV (6 p.m., 11 p.m., 5 a.m.)Dentures Access DayMay 8, 2021
WBOC-TV Online Md. Announces $192.9M in Additional Emergency Rental Assistance Awards to Local Jurisdictions May 17, 2021
El Tiempo LatinoMaryland: Larry Hogan anuncia $192,9 millones en asistencia del alquiler May 17, 2021
Daily Record Online Positioning Your Nonprofit in a Post-COVID Economy May 19, 2021
Nottingham MD Baltimore County STEP, ICARE programs recognized with national awards June 2, 2021
Baltimore SunPandemic relief helped millions, but Republicans continue attacks on the safety net. That's what they do / COMMENTARYJune 4, 2021
Baltimore PatchThis Week's Events in Baltimore Area June 7, 2021
ReasonThe Federal Government Has Spent $46 Billion on Emergency Rental Assistance. The Rollout Has Been a Hot Mess. June 8, 2021
I95 Business Online Maryland Free Profile: A Word or Two with Power Couple Dave and Marie Hartman: I95 Business June 8, 2021
WMAR-TV OnlineBaltimore plans fund to cover up to $2k in security deposits for home renters June 10, 2021
Baltimore FishbowlBaltimore to open applications for security deposit assistance up to $2,000 per unitJune 10, 2021
Daily Record Survey illuminates impact of COVID-19 on low-income Marylanders June 11, 2021
Baltimore Business JounralLeaders in Diversity 2021: Wainie Youn, United Way of Central Maryland June 11, 2021
Baltimore Business JournalLeadership Baltimore County graduates 75 during in-person ceremony June 15, 2021
WYPR Online Daily DoseJune 17, 2021
WBFF-TV (5 p.m.)Neighborhood Grant - Lighting Up Southeast Baltimore June 17, 2021
Capital GazetteLeadership Anne Arundel celebrates graduation of 2021 classes June 18, 2021
WYPR Online Evictions, After The MoratoriumJune 23, 2021
WJZ-TV (5 a.m.)Neighborhood Grant- Lighting Up Southeast Baltimore June 24, 2021
Baltimore Business Journal Best in Tech Awards 2021: Jonathan Moore, June 25, 2021
Briefingwire.comGet help paying for housing in Maryland in case of job & income lossJune 25, 2021
Winston-Salem JournalThe Readers' Forum: Saturday letters June 26, 2021
After Fifty Living 9 Tips for Successful Volunteering During Covid-19 - and Beyond June 28, 2021
CityBizListSECU MD Foundation Launches First Annual Nonprofit Grant ProgramJune 28, 2021
Daily Record Leadership Baltimore County celebrates 2020, 2021 graduates June 29, 2021
WYPR Online More Eviction Prevention Funds for Baltimore Renters June 29, 2021
WJZ-TV OnlineUnited Way Expands Eviction Prevention Program in Baltimore City, Surrounding Counties June 29, 2021
WJZ-TV (5 p.m., 11 p.m.)STEP 2.0June 29, 2021
WBFF-TV (10 p.m., 5 a.m., 8 a.m.)Step 2.0June 29, 2021
Baltimore SunUnited Way of Central Maryland to provide rent relief as pause on evictions nears expiration 
June 29, 2021
WMAR-TV (5 p.m., 6 p.m., 11 p.m.)Step 2.0June 29, 2021
Daily Record United Way of Central Md. to expand STEP eviction prevention programJune 30, 2021
Public News Service As Summer Evictions Loom, MD Group Boosts Prevention ProgramJuly 1, 2021
Real News NetworkBattleground Baltimore: The fight for green spaces July 3, 2021
Baltimore AfroUnited Way of Central Maryland launches region-wide Changemaker Challenge July 4, 2021
WBAL-TV OnlineUnited Way of Central Maryland helping people avoid evictionJuly 4, 2021
I95 Business United Way of Central Maryland Launches Region-wide Changemaker Challenge July 7, 2021
Baltimore Business JournalReal Estate Insider: Howard County's new courthouse complex to open this weekJuly 12, 2021
I95 BusinessUnited Way of Central Maryland Honors Trailblazing Partners with Frank Miller Spirit of Partnership Award July 13, 2021
Baltimore SunLandlords are not the enemy - Stop vilifying them, and start working with them toward housing solutions July 15, 2021
WBFF-TV (9 a.m.)Changemaker Challenge July 15, 2021
Harford County Living United Way of Central Maryland Launches Region-wide Changemaker Challenge July 20, 2021
Maryland Matters 
Md., Other States Still Lag Getting Assistance to Struggling Renters, Federal Data Shows July 22, 2021
WBFF-TV (7 a.m.)
Back-to-School Volunteer Events 
July 22, 2021
WMAR-TV OnlineUnited Way of Central Maryland volunteers beautify Ben Franklin High SchoolJuly 23, 2021
WBFF-TV (8 a.m., 9 a.m.)Volunteer Events July 23, 2021
WMAR-TV (8 a.m., 9 a.m.)Volunteer Events July 23, 2021
WJZ-TV (6 p.m., 7 p.m., 11 p.m.)Volunteer Events July 23, 2021 Resource Roundup: M&T Bank and Howard County are debuting a biz accelerator
July 28, 2021
Associated Press EXPLAINER: How Maryland is distributing aid to help tenants July 30, 2021
Maryland Matters Local Leaders Grapple With Federal Red Tape As They Try To Quickly Distribute Rent Relief- Maryland Matters July 31, 2021
WRC-TV OnlineMillions of Rent Assistance Available in DC Area August 1, 2021
Maryland Matters Here's What's Happening With Eviction Prevention and Rent Relief in Maryland 
August 2, 2021
Baltimore SunBaltimore County to use $19.5 million for eviction prevention with loosened eligibility requirements August 2, 2021
WJZ-TV OnlineCoffee with: United Way of Central Maryland August 2, 2021
Maryland Matters Anne Arundel County Steps Up Eviction Prevention Efforts August 3, 2021
Anne Arundel Ramping Up Eviction Prevention Efforts 
August 3, 2021
Telemundo Washington OnlineRecursos de asistencia para pago de renta en el DMV August 5, 2021
WBAL-AM (11 a.m., 9 p.m., 1 a.m., 2 a.m.)Eviction Prevention in Baltimore Co.August 5, 2021
WBAL-TV (5 p.m.)Grant for BERCAugust 5, 2021
WMAR-TV OnlineUnited Way is giving away $500k through its Changemaker Challenge to help strengthen communitieAugust 6, 2021
WBFF OnlineUnited Way needs volunteers for gardening projects August 11, 2021
WYPR-FM (9 a.m.)STEP ProgramAugust 12, 2021
I95 Business Community Foundation of Howard County's Youth in Philanthropy awards grants
August 12, 2021
Baltimore Business JournalDisconnected: As the world moved online, community organizations worked to bridge the digital divide August 13, 2021
WBAL OnlineUnited Way of Central Maryland presents it Changemaker Challenge August 16, 2021
Baltimore SunHoward County Changemaker Challenge encourages residents to make a difference in the community August 18, 2021
Baltimore SunMaryland slow to disburse pandemic rental relief, state data shows; Baltimore City, County trail neighboring governments August 20, 2021
WBAL-AM Online
Olszewski said vaccine requirements for Baltimore County employees are 'something we're looking at'
August 24, 2021
WJZ-TV Online
BGE Awards Nearly $216K In Grants To More Than 60 Organizations To Support Environmental Stewardship Projects 
August 24, 2021
Dundalk Eagle Norwood Elementary gets supplies from port partnershipAugust 25, 2021
Washington PostThe eviction moratorium was the only thing keeping this family housed. Now, it's gone.August 27, 2021
WBAL-TV Online'We failed the children': Violence prevention expert addresses slaying of 2 kids August 27, 2021
Baltimore SunMaryland's Black and Latino households facing disproportionate harm as evictions resume  August 28, 2021
Maryland Matters 
Advocates Call For State, Federal Action After Supreme Court Blocks CDC Eviction Preventions August 28, 2021
WMAR-TV OnlineLandlords growing impatient with lag in rental assistance money
August 31, 2021
WBFF-TV (6 p.m.)Ravens and Lowes partnershipSeptember 7, 2021
WBFF-TV (6 a.m., 9 a.m.)Ravens and Lowes PartnershipSeptember 8, 2021
Baltimore Sun (print)Getting Their Hands DirtySeptember 8, 2021


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