Update as of August 11: Howard County Government is convening Ellicott City fundraisers to work together on a coordinated response and shared application process to ensure the most effective use of funds.
This past week Ellicott City has suffered from devastating flooding, which has left many residents and business owners with nowhere to turn.
At the request of Howard County Executive, Allan H. Kittleman, United Way of Central Maryland created an ECStrong Fund for humanitarian relief in Ellicott City. So far, more than $208,473 has been raised from more than 15 corporations and over 1,000 individual donors.
“Thank you to Howard County Executive Kittleman and Governor Larry Hogan and their staffs for their responsiveness and leadership in dealing with this disaster,” said Mark Furst our president and CEO here at United Way of Central Maryland.
“Our hearts go out to all those affected by the devastating flash floods this weekend in Ellicott City,” said Sandy Monck, Chief Impact Officer, here at United Way of Central Maryland and also an Ellicott City resident.
One hundred percent of all donations received will go to relief in Ellicott City and those affected by the flooding. United Way will work with the Howard County Government to determine how the funds will get distributed in a timely manner.
“I am thankful for the support we’ve received from United Way of Central Maryland and the rest of the volunteer community,” said Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman.
A special thanks to all corporate commitments that have been made by various companies. The First National Bank has decided to use all of their Maryland branches as collection centers until August 20th. In addition, proceeds from their denim day will go to the ECStrong Fund. Participants are encouraged to wear denim and donate a minimum of $5, while wearing their “Denim for Charity” sticker.
Here is a list of our generous corporate companies:
WJLA Washington, DC’s ABC news affiliate, hosted a live telethon last week to raise funds for #ECStrong, and UPS employees volunteered staff for the telethon phone bank. iHeartMedia Baltimore is also donating $1 from every ticket sold to 93.1 WPOC’s Weekend in the Country at Merriweather Post Pavilion to benefit the #ECStrong Fund
To assist those affected by this disaster, text the keyword “ECStrong” to 51555 or visit www.uwcm.org/ECStrong.
Together, we can help Ellicott City stand strong.
For more than 90 years, United Way of Central Maryland has been improving lives in the communities it serves: Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County and Howard County, Maryland.
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