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Baltimore Floods Again - Volunteers Needed

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Baltimore Floods Again—Volunteers Needed


Volunteers are needed for flood recovery work in the Baltimore area following torrential rains last week. The Red Cross has asked us to assist several senior adult households that received up to seven feet of water in their finished basements.


Dates:              Monday August 6—Saturday August 18


Location:         Catonsville Baptist Church

                        1004 Frederick Rd

                        Catonsville, MD 21228


Daily schedule: 8:00 (sign-in and briefing); 8:30 depart for worksite; 4:30 return to church


If you are available to serve one or more days between 8/6—8/18, please contact Ellen Udovich at  or 443-250-2555 and provide: 

·     Your name, email and phone number

·     Dates you are available

·     What role(s) you are volunteering for: flood recovery, administration/logistics, chaplain or unit/team leader

·     Any prior flood recovery experience, special skills or equipment you might have


Due to the nature of this response, volunteers are requested to:

·     Be 18 years or older

·     Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes (work shoes/boots are recommended)

·     Bring your own work gloves if you have them

·     Have had a tetanus shot/booster within the past 10 years


Water/sports drinks, snacks and safety gear (N-95 respirators, safety glasses and coveralls) will be  provided on-site. Please bring your own lunch (coolers will be provided)


Depending upon circumstances, we may be working some days and not others. Please let us know ahead of time if you’re planning to serve so we can notify you if there are any changes in the schedule.