djune 8:20pm, 8 September 2005
consider helping the hurricane victims - other than donating money? Please list local collection places / organisations etc here for the rest of us who want to help!

Baltimore-based relief efforts found at www.craigslist.org

once in the baltimore section, type in key-words donations, katrina, relief, konvoy etc.

Donate For Hurricane Katrina Victims

Reply to: baltimorefreestore@yahoo.com
Date: 2005-09-05, 12:28PM EDT


Hurricane Katrina’s destructive force has displaced hundreds of thousands of people and left them with little more than what they have on their backs. The Baltimore Free Store is collecting donations to help relieve a bit of the suffering. We will be delivering the items to over 400 families who will be relocated to the DC Armory.

Donate your unwanted goods or purchase new items including:

A)Personal Care Items: deodorant, shampoo, soap, emery boards, pre-moistened wipes, feminine care items, Kleenex, paper towels
B)Baby Care Items: disposable diapers, baby wipes, NEW baby bottles, NEW baby blankets, unopened bottled water in baby bottles
C)Child Items: coloring books, crayons, toys, books, games, NEW or used clothes/shoes
D)General: Shirts, Pants, Shoes, NEW underwear, sweat pants, bags, suitcases

The Baltimore Free Store is an all-volunteer organization that takes donated and salvaged items and provides them to people for FREE. We target no to low-income individuals but do not deny anyone free items. Where as we normally target Baltimore City residents through rotating ‘set ups’, we are doing this special project as our way to help in the wake of this horrible disaster. When governments fail it is up to people like you and I to pick up the pieces.
DONATE
MONDAY – NOON TO 2PM
WEDNESDAY – 11AM TO 3PM
THURSDAY – NOON TO 3PM
FRIDAY – 4PM TO 7PM
SATURDAY – NOON TO 5PM
At our garage located down the alley next to 3221 North Calvert Street

For more information see: www.BaltimoreFreeStore.org or call 410-340-9004

Below is a list of upcomming volunteer opportunities. We have a weekly email announcement list which looks like the list you see below. It is one email a week. Please feel free to help out and get involved. If you would like to join the list send an email to baltimorefreestore@yahoo.com with an email address you would like added.

Saturday August 27 – 11:30 am to 3:00pm
Help accept and sort donations at our garage. We take donations every Saturday from Noon to 3pm at our garage located down the alley next to 3221 North Calvert Street.

Saturday August 27 – 1:00pm to ???
Are you handy with tools? Help us build shelves for our garages. We need shelves built to help us better organize. We will have wood on hand, some tools, and other supplies. Bring what you can including tools, wood, etc. We will be starting around 1:00pm and going until we run out of steam.

Saturday September 3 – 8:00am to 5:00pm **SET UP**
We will be setting up at the park located at 22nd and Calvert Streets. This will be an outdoor set up, which means the set up is weather permitting. (8am to Noon) We need help transporting items from our garage to the location, setting up – organizing, sorting, making it look presentable, etc. (Noon to 4pm) We need help staffing during the day – having people sign out what items they take (brief description) and collect comments and thoughts. (3:45pm to 5:00pm) We need people help cleaning up, organizing left over items, and transporting items back to our garage. **Rain Date is Sunday September 4th, same time and place.

Saturday September 3 - 11:30 am to 3:00pm
Help accept and sort donations at our garage. We take donations every Saturday from Noon to 3pm at our garage located down the alley next to 3221 North Calvert Street.

Saturday September 10 - 11:30 am to 3:00pm
Help accept and sort donations at our garage. We take donations every Saturday from Noon to 3pm at our garage located down the alley next to 3221 North Calvert Street.

Tuesday September 13 – 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Public meeting. This is an open to the public meeting to discuss our past, present, and future. Bring your ideas and suggestions, meet the collective members, and get further involved. Meet at Red Emmas, 800 St. Paul Street. Please call 410-340-9004 if you plan on attending so we know to look out for you. Many times we go elsewhere to have the actual meeting.

Saturday September 17 – 8:00am to 5:00pm **SET UP**
We will be setting up at the Collington Square Recreation Center, 1400 Block of North Patterson Park Ave. (8am to Noon) We need help transporting items from our garage to the location, setting up – organizing, sorting, making it look presentable, etc. (Noon to 4pm) We need help staffing during the day – having people sign out what items they take (brief description) and collect comments and thoughts. (3:45pm to 5:00pm) We need people help cleaning up, organizing left over items, and transporting items back to our garage.

Saturday September 17 - 11:30 am to 3:00pm
Help accept and sort donations at our garage. We take donations every Saturday from Noon to 3pm at our garage located down the alley next to 3221 North Calvert Street.

OnGoing
Help us grow/help spread the word!! Pass out flyers requesting donations, get in touch with us for a flyer or make one of your own. Look for places to set up. Look for possible permanent locations. Be a donation collection point in your neighborhood.


If you have any questions please contact us at 410-340-9004


· this is in or around Baltimore/Charles Village



· this is in or around Charles Village


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· www.volunteercentral.net/
Maryland based volunteer website / message boards
Current volunteer opportunities here:
www.volunteersolutions.org/bvu-maryland/org/opp/medallion...
Help needed at the Baltimore food-bank
Maryland Food Bank
[ View Opportunities ]Last updated on June 1, 2005
The Maryland Food Bank distributes food through a network of community food providers to more than 45,000 people in need every week. Contact people: Barbara Craig, (410) 737-8282 ext. 232, (email this person) Lori Walls, Volunteer Maryland Coordinator, (410) 737-8282 , ext. 218, (email this person)
Office fax number: (410) 536-0438 Address: 2200 Halethorpe Farms RoadBaltimore, MD 21227
Web Site: www.mdfoodbank.org

---I am not affiliated nor a registered volunteer for any of these organisations (yet) but I'm currently collecting in HARFORD county...Items will be sorted, placed in boxes and shipped to distribution centers via aid workers / volunteers. Contact me at my profile page if you / friends in HARFORF COUNTY want to join in / help
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