Posts Tagged ‘ Baltimore ’

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.



Why Volunteer?

Friday, January 1st, 2016
Volunteer for Irvington

Volunteering unites people from all backgrounds to work towards a common goal for the greater good of humanity.

No matter where you live or what your circumstances are, you could likely benefit from volunteering in your community. Everybody needs a little help sometimes, and My Brother’s Keeper aims to provide quality services to Baltimore residents in the Irvington community and beyond. We couldn’t do that without the help of our generous volunteers. What’s in it for you, you may ask? Probably more than you were expecting.

Volunteer in Baltimore This Holiday Season

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Volunteer to help serve hot meals to hungry people in Baltimore

The holidays in Baltimore can be a cheerful and joyous time for those fortunate enough to have their health, home and means to eat. But for the homeless and financially depressed communities in Baltimore, the holidays can be a disappointing and rather hungry time. To experience success serving the Irvington community, My Brother’s Keeper relies heavily on our generous volunteers. This holiday season, we encourage you to compassionately join our efforts and experience a greater sense of meaning. How can you help?


How Donations Help: Meal Programs

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

The holiday season always encourages members of the community to donate to local organizations who support the less fortunate. Giving is a great way to help, and it’s a warm feeling to know your donation is going to good. These donations are used for multiple programs and services, and one of the most important of those programs (especially during the winter in Baltimore) is meal programs.Senior-Citizens-Hunger

My Brother’s Keeper supports the Irvington community through various meal programs we are thankfully able to provide through donations. Our donors’ continued support allows us to offer many solutions for the less fortunate to be fed, including the following:


Reaching Out to Mothers and Children

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

It can be hard for a mother and her children in a difficult or threatening home situation to make the decision to leave. Many times, food, shelter, and finances are an issue. If the spouse is in control of the finances, a mother may feel pressured to stay so her children can be fed, have a warm bed, and other things the mother may not have access to right away if she leaves an abusive situation.emergency-shelter-baltimore


Your Business and Supporting the 21229 Community

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

21229For many small businesses, helping out their local community only involved writing a check to donate. However, what these small businesses fail to realize is how much more they can do to help their surrounding communities and zip codes. If your business is looking into ways to help support the 21229 community, consider these options:


The Need for After School Programs

Friday, August 28th, 2015

After school programs can help students, families, and the community once in place.

With many students returning to the classroom next week, many parents and guardians find themselves struggling to come up with a game plan for after school. While some are able to adjust their schedules for the school year, others are left without a plan for the hours after school has dismissed and they can finally arrive home.


Trends in Homelessness

Friday, June 26th, 2015


Has progress been made over the years on homelessness? Are there more children suffering from homelessness now than a year ago? In the United States, two major departments work to collect data about homelessness across the nation in order to answer these questions. These two departments are the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


How does Heat Affect the Homeless?

Friday, June 19th, 2015
Heat and the homeless

Heat Wave High Temperatures

It is no surprise that the homeless community in Baltimore is constantly exposed to the elements daily. While there are shelters in place to help individuals escape the elements, many are still left to deal with the weather on a daily basis. This means that these individuals are exposed to the extreme heat and humidity that comes with the summer months in Baltimore.


Do We need Youth Programs?

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Youth-ProgramsIt is often said that our children are the future. The youth that we are raising today will help shape the world that we live in tomorrow. However, in some areas throughout the nation, and even right here in our own backyards, the youth are being overlooked and neglected. At My Brother’s Keeper, we strive to help the youth within the 21229 communities through youth programs to help create a better today and tomorrow. While some might not believe youth programs are beneficial, these programs are known to help children in several different ways.


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