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The Importance of Hydrating the Homeless: Donate Water Today

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Donate water bottles to My Brother's Keeper today to help save a life lost to dehydration.

Donate water bottles to My Brother’s Keeper today to help save a life lost to dehydration.

As these hot summer days grow humid, muggy, and uncomfortable, it’s natural to wonder how anyone could tolerate spending extensive time outdoors. For many in the homeless community in Baltimore, they don’t have a choice. When temperatures rise and emergency shelters are full, it can be difficult for these people to find cool shelter or shade – much less water. Let’s discuss the importance of hydration in the homeless community and how you can help. (more…)

Unite Your Neighbors: Community Outreach and Advocacy in Baltimore

Thursday, July 14th, 2016
Join your neighbors in making your community a better place!

Join your neighbors in making your community a better place!

At My Brother’s Keeper, we are driven by the desire to make our community a better place for ourselves and for our neighbors. We honor the lives of those who grew up in our neighborhood years ago and we hope to improve the quality of life for those are currently residing in Irvington and the generations to come. Let’s discuss the importance of community outreach and advocacy in Baltimore. (more…)

Health Care for the Homeless Granted $1.26 million for HIV Housing Assistance

Friday, July 8th, 2016
Everyone dreams of having a safe home, but for those with HIV achieving this can be especially challenging.

Everyone dreams of having a safe home but for those with HIV, achieving this can be especially challenging.

Earlier this week on July 5, the Baltimore Sun reported that Baltimore’s Health Care for Homeless Inc. was granted $1.26 million in federal funding in order to provide housing assistance and support services to low-income individuals with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and their families. Let’s discuss how we can expect Baltimore to benefit from this funding. (more…)

3 Great Reasons to Volunteer in Baltimore this Summer

Thursday, June 30th, 2016
volunteer in baltimore

Volunteering helps you engage with your community socially while making a positive impact. Get out there and give it a try!

Summertime is in full swing, and while many people are spending their spare time soaking up the sun, some others are seizing the opportunity to give back to the city – and so should you! Yes, we are talking volunteering. Let us shed some light on a few great reasons you should volunteer in Baltimore this summer. Spoiler alert: You’re making a positive impact. (more…)

School’s Out! Will Your Children Go Hungry in Baltimore this Summer?

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
When school is out in the summer, many parents struggle to provide groceries and hot meals for their children.

When school is out in the summer, many parents struggle to provide groceries and hot meals for their hungry children.

Summer break is exciting for many students, and for those in Baltimore City public schools, that break started today. For many children, the summer months offer welcomed free time to play outside, engage in activities, and spend time with family and friends. Unfortunately, many families struggle to feed their children during this time without the help of school breakfast and lunch programs. Let’s talk about the importance of food assistance and how you can keep your children from going hungry in Baltimore this summer. (more…)

Federal Government Cuts $3.8 Million in Aid That Will Impact Baltimore Homeless

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
Many people in the Baltimore homeless community will struggle in light of this budget cut.

Many people in the Baltimore homeless community will struggle to find an open shelter bed in the near future. 

On May 12th, the Baltimore Sun reported that the federal government cut $3.8 million in aid to an array of nonprofit and faith-based organizations. Federal officials say this decision was made in an effort redirect funds nationwide towards permanent housing for the homeless, as opposed to temporarily facilities. Let’s discuss the impact of this cut in federal funding and how it might affect both Baltimore as a city and My Brother’s Keeper as a resource. (more…)

Make Baltimore a Better Place this Earth Day

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

 

We urge you to join the Earth Day movement and take action towards building a healthier, more sustainable environment here in Baltimore.

We urge you to join the Earth Day movement and take action towards building a healthier, more sustainable environment here in Baltimore.

Here at My Brother’s Keeper, we do our best to emphasize the importance of giving back to your community and the value in helping other people often. We want to encourage you to make a difference in the place you call home whether it means volunteering your time serving food in our kitchen, stressing the importance of school attendance to your children, or donating the clothing you no longer need to the less fortunate. The list goes on and on.

Today, we wanted to remind you that it’s not just people in your community that need your help. We urge you to join the Earth Day movement and take action towards building a healthier, more sustainable environment here in Baltimore. If you’d like to benefit MBK this weekend, don’t forget to grab a ticket to our Spring Jazz BBQ Event happening on Sunday, April 24th! (more…)

Poison Prevention Week: Safe Medicine Disposal in Baltimore

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
Expired medications

Making sure that your expired or unused medicine is disposed of properly is a great way to contribute to your city in a positive way.

Attention Baltimore: It is National Poison Prevention Week! President John F. Kennedy declared the third week in March as Poison Prevention Week in 1962, in order to raise awareness about the extreme and sometimes fatal dangers of poisonings. Poisoning is the number one cause of injury-related death in the United States. One of many critical aspects to poison prevention is the safe disposal of medications and substances.

In honor of National Poison Prevention Week (March 20-26), My Brother’s Keeper is here to teach you about safe medicine disposal in Baltimore and why it is important. (more…)

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

Friday, February 5th, 2016
heroin baltimore

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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Will Gov. Hogan’s $700M Demolition Plan for Baltimore Affect My Brother’s Keeper?

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
Abandoned row houses

Baltimore is populated by more than 662,000 people and there are about 16,000 vacant buildings and 14,000 vacant lots. Project C.O.R.E. aims to address this issue.

On January 5, Gov. Larry Hogan announced an almost $700 million plan to demolish thousands of vacant buildings in Baltimore’s poorest neighborhoods and replace them with new developments. Gov. Hogan and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake are working together on the redevelopment plan – Project C.O.R.E.(Creating Opportunities for Renewal and Enterprise) pledging $94 million over a four year period to demolish 4,000 vacant properties throughout Baltimore.

An additional $600 million in subsidies was pledged to encourage redevelopment. The Maryland Stadium Authority will be overseeing the demolitions. Many of those in the area are rejoicing at the news, excited that Baltimore – the “core” of Maryland according to Hogan – is finally addressing issues that have been overlooked for far too long.

 

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