"We woke up in the middle of the night and realized that everything we had was going up in smoke," remembers E. Kourtesis, a Maryland resident.
Help was soon on the way. The Red Cross rushed to the scene and found the family a place to stay, helped to replace lost eyeglasses and medications, provided necessities like soap and toothpaste, and distributed vouchers for food and clothing. "In the midst of the chaos, there was a smiling, concerned face," recalls Elizabeth, "an arm I could lean on and a sense of hope."
Every day, fires and other disasters devastate families.
Last year, the Red Cross provided 3,549 children and adults of Central Maryland with shelter, food, clothing, and other items needed to get back on their feet.
It costs the Red Cross an average of $2,500 a day, 365 days a year to provide disaster relief in our community. Without your support, this vital response to neighbors in need would not be possible.
The American Red Cross of Central Maryland gratefully acknowledges the following companies and organizations for supporting direct relief for victims of fires, floods and other disasters in Central Maryland. Red Cross Disaster Action Teams include trained caseworkers, food and shelter volunteers, medical personnel and counselors who provide comfort and support on the scene, making sure everyone has food, clothing and a safe place to stay The Central Maryland Chapter distributes nearly $2,500 per day to residents of our community who have been displaced by disasters. Thanks to everyone who helped Save the Day!
Complete List of Sponsors by Category:
Sponsored four or more days of disaster relief
Black & Decker Corporation
Branch Banking & Trust Company
Clayton Baker Trust
Constellation Energy Group, Inc.
The Dresher Foundation
First Financial Federal Credit Union
Louis H. Gross Foundation
H&S Bakery/Northeast Foods
Horizon Foundation of Howard County
Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson
John J. Leidy Foundation
|Lockhart Vaughan Foundation
Mid-Atlantic Bakers Association
Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, Inc.
Tower Federal Credit Union
United Way of Central Maryland
Vane Brothers Company
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston
Sponsored three days of disaster relief
|Baltimore Equitable Insurance Foundation
Harford County government
Mercantile-Safe Deposit & Trust
USNA Religious Offerings Fund
Sponsored two days of disaster relief
CSX Transportation, Inc.
Gorman Crossing Elementary School
Harford United Charities
Harford Haven, Inc.
The Harford Mutual Insurance Company
R&H Motor Cars, Ltd.
Russell T. Bundy Associates, Inc.
White Marsh Mall
Sponsored one day of disaster relief
American Yeast Sales
Bozzuto & Associates
Diamond Comic Distributors
EMJAY Engineering & Construction
First Federal Corporation
Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc.
Gallagher Evelius & Jones
Howard County Health Department
Irving Kohn Foundation
J.C. Penney, Inc.
J.R. Mechanical Services, Inc.
|MIE Escrow Company, Inc.
Miles & Stockbridge Foundation, Inc.
Morris & Ritchie Asssociates
Padonia Park Corporation
RC Welding & Fabrication
Residential Title & Escrow Company
Schmidt Baking Company
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sylvan Learning Group
Thompson Coburn LLP
Volpe Systems Group
|The Daily Record
The Baltimore Business Journal
The Baltimore Magazine
You're invited to join the SAVE THE DAY campaign by registering online or calling (Baltimore) 410-624-2036 or 1-800-737-0265.