Mayor Calls for One Baltimore - City Leaders and Organizations to Aid in Massive Cleanup Efforts after Riots Swept Through Baltimore City
Tuesday Apr 28th, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Blair Adams
BALTIMORE— (Tuesday, April 28, 2015) In the aftermath of the destruction and rioting, which took place in Baltimore City, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called on city agencies, leaders and organizations to assist with the cleanup and recovery efforts. “Today, we will begin the process of rebuilding and helping our residents and communities begin the journey towards healing.”
There are several ways for residents, organizations, and interested individuals to support these efforts. Community Action Partnership Centers, under the Mayor’s Office of Human Services, will serve as donation drop off sites and information centers. The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services and the Department of Public Works are also involved in coordination of these efforts. Anyone interested in volunteering can be part of #OneBaltimore, to support the cleanup efforts happening throughout the city. Calls can also be made to 311 to locate volunteer opportunities. Those in need of volunteers can also post their requests online. Donations of supplies to assist in clean-up efforts such as brooms, trash bags and gloves can be dropped off at any of the Community Action Partnership Centers across the city. Anyone interested in making a monetary donation to #OneBaltimore can do so through the Baltimore Community Foundation. Donations can be made at any Community Action Partnership Center or online at Baltimore Community Foundation. For more information about #OneBaltimore, please visit http://humanservices.baltimorecity.gov/Home.aspx or fill out this form for Governor Hogan’s Office of Community Initiatives. Someone will reach out to you with ways you can assist.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Hire One Youth campaign is an opportunity for Baltimore employers to help shape the future workforce by interviewing and hiring at least one 16- to 21-year-old who is responsible, motivated, and engaged. Job-ready young people are available for summer or year-round positions, and employers can save time by choosing to make Baltimore City the employer-of-record. If you are someone interested in hiring a youth, please visit http://mayor.baltimorecity.gov/hireoneyouth/signup.
The five Community Action Center locations are as follows:
Southeast Community Action Center
606 Cherry Hill Rd. 21225
Southern Community Action Center
3411 Bank Street, 21224
Eastern Community Action Center
1400 E. Federal St. 21213
Northern Community Action Center
5225 York Rd. 21212
Northwest Community Action Center
3939 Reisterstown Rd. 21215
Residents in need of any type of assistance can also contact the Community Action Partnership Centers at 410-545-1511.