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How to Show The Homeless in Baltimore Some Love This February

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

 

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People tend to be more generous to members of the homeless community surrounding holidays, but these people need your help year-round.

Valentine’s Day may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean you should stop spreading the love – especially to those in the homeless community in Baltimore. People tend to be more generous and caring towards those who are homeless in Baltimore during a holiday. But the truth is, these members of our community are in need of assistance year-round. My Brother’s Keeper is here with some reminders of how you can help those in need around you this month (and every month thereafter). (more…)

Think Spring! Get Ready For Our Spring Jazz BBQ Event

Thursday, February 11th, 2016
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Join My Brother’s Keeper for a Spring Jazz BBQ Event on April 24th and enjoy Mission BBQ and great live music!

It can be hard to think about Spring when the weather forecasts are still calling for snow. But hey, if Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early Spring then we are going to hop on the bandwagon and side with the groundhog. Plus, we wanted to give you ample time to prepare for our amazing Spring Jazz BBQ Event! Who doesn’t love a little music and a lot of great food? My Brother’s Keeper is here with the details. (more…)

President Obama Proposes $1 Billion in Funds to Combat Opioid and Heroin Epidemic

Friday, February 5th, 2016
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According to a new report, more people die in America each year from heroin related drug overdoses than car crashes.

On February 2, President Obama announced a proposal to invest $1 billion of new funding in his FY 2017 budget proposal to target the epidemic of prescription opioid abuse and heroin use in America. As officials at The White House report, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that more Americans now die each year from drug overdoses than they do from motor vehicle crashes.

CDC reports show that opioids – a class of drugs that include prescription pain medications and heroin – were related to 28,648 deaths in 2014. Additionally, between 2002 and 2013, the number of heroin-related deaths in America almost quadrupled. My Brother’s Keeper is here to brief you on the details of the proposal and why this information about the heroin epidemic is relevant to Baltimore.

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