United Way of Central Maryland reestablishes ECStrong Fund

To help those affected by Sunday’s flooding text “ECStrong” to 71777 or visit www.uwcm.org/ECStrong to help.

United Way of Central Maryland has reestablished the ECStrong Fund originally launched in 2016 in order to once again provide humanitarian relief to those affected by Sunday’s flooding in Howard County and surrounding areas.

Mirroring the effort to raise funds following the 2016 flooding in the area, 100 percent of all donations received through the ECStrong fund will go directly to providing relief as quickly and efficiently as possible.

“For the second time in two years, Ellicott City and surrounding areas have been devastated by flash flooding,” said Franklyn Baker, President and CEO, United Way of Central Maryland. “We are saddened that our neighbors must once again endure such devastation, but we know that this community is strong. They will recover and rebuild. And United Way is here to help. Together, we can help communities and residents impacted recover from this tragedy.”

All residents are encouraged to call 2-1-1 to reach the 2-1-1 Maryland United Way Helpline should they need immediate access to shelter, food and other basic necessities.

To assist those affected by this disaster, text the keyword “ECStrong” to 71777 or visit www.uwcm.org/ECStrong.

About the United Way of Central Maryland

United Way of Central Maryland fights for the education, financial stability and health of every person in every community. United Way programs include 15 Family Stability sites, which keep families in their homes and out of shelters, and On Track 4 Success, a program that helps young students stay on track to graduate high school.

The organization’s work is supported by the ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Report, which revealed that more than a third of Maryland’s working households cannot afford the state’s cost of living, and the 24/7 2-1-1 Maryland United Way Helpline that provides information and referrals on human service needs.

Learn more at uwcm.org.

Source: United Way of Central Maryland

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