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United Way of Central Maryland Aims to Raise $1 Million for Emergency Food, Shelter and Utility Assistance
Date:1/23/2009

Regional nonprofit and corporate and foundation partners launch Emergency Response Fund to meeting growing need during economic crisis

BALTIMORE, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- United Way of Central Maryland today launched an Emergency Response Fund to meet the growing demand nonprofit organizations are facing from individuals desperate for basic needs.

"The current economic climate is one of the worst we've ever seen," said Larry E. Walton, president of United Way of Central Maryland. "There is an urgent need to help frontline nonprofit agencies meet the ever-increasing demand for food, shelter and heat."

The United Way of Central Maryland Emergency Response Fund is designed to do exactly that. Every dollar raised will be distributed directly to agencies with the explicit expectation that these will be used only for direct service to clients in central Maryland. There will be no administrative fees taken.

The first round of grants will be distributed in early February. Grant amounts will range from $10,000 to $25,000.

United Way's overall goal is to raise $1 million. These funds are above and beyond United Way's annual campaign.

"Our mission is to mobilize the caring power of our communities - the tumultuous state we're in now means we needed to go beyond the scope of our day-to-day work," said Walton. "Helping our neighbors when they are in crisis is something that makes the entire region stronger. Because of that, we call on every individual in central Maryland to join us in this effort."

So far, United Way has raised nearly $200,000 thanks to the generosity of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore Community Foundation, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Citi, France-Merrick Foundation, Lord Baltimore Capital Corporation, among others.

For more information on the fund, or to donate, visit www.uwcm.org/emergencyfund

About United Way of Central Maryland

For more than 80 years, United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) has been the region's human service leader. Its mission is to improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities. UWCM supports programs and initiatives in the city of Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties. UWCM is dedicated to education, income and health & safety - making sure children get the early child care they need to succeed in school, that young adults graduate, that families have the means to access affordable and stable housing and that people are free from violence and abuse at home. By encouraging all people in central Maryland to give, advocate or volunteer, UWCM wants to show the power of living united. It's about connecting people and creating communities. For more information, visit www.uwcm.org or call 410.547.8000.


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