Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce honored hometown heroes at its annual charter night on Wednesday.
The Reisterstown-Owings Mills-Glyndon Chamber of Commerce announced its new president and honored hometown heroes at its annual charter night Wednesday. The event, which was held at the Double Tree by Hilton in Pikesville, honored the Community Crisis Center, Baltimore County Police Franklin Precinct and Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company. Each honoree had a chance to speak, and each thanked the community right back. "We are truly blessed in Baltimore County to have the level of support we have," said Lt. Stephen Doarnberger, assistant commander of the Baltimore County Franklin Precinct, who plans to retire in May. Michele Crumbacker, president of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company, acknowledged that without the joint efforts of …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Community Crisis Center volunteers did not encounter any homeless people in an effort to count them last week, but they did find evidence of a camp.
Volunteers throughout Baltimore County walked their communities to count homeless people on Thursday, Jan. 24. The Point in Time count, mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), helps determine eligibility for Federal funding in homeless programs. The count only includes unsheltered homeless people. In Reisterstown, volunteers from Community Crisis Center (CCC) walked from where Main Street hits Route 30 to Rosewood Lane and Reisterstown Road. “We did not encounter any homeless people,” said Eileen Compton-Little, a CCC board member. “However, we did definitely find evidence of camps.” Compton-Little said they found an area with food trash, clothing, bags and other personal belongings in an area where 6 to 10 …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Children 15 years old and younger from local needy families will be able to receive gifts this holiday season through the Community Crisis Center and Northminster Presbyterian Church.
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- Marc Shapiro
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Not all parents can afford to stuff their kids’ Christmas stocking with the latest iPhone or the newest video game, but thanks to some local organizations, needy families will have a chance to get gifts for their loved ones. The Community Crisis Center has partnered with the Sykes Toy Project, a outreach arm of Northminster Presbyterian Church, to provide free gently used toys this holiday season to local needy families. “[Sykes volunteers] work all year round repairing toys and puzzles and we set them up,” said Ed Hartman, executive director of the Community Crisis Center. “What we don’t use here they send down to Bea Gaddy [Family Center] in Baltimore.” Interested families need to come to the Community Crisis Center during operating …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The Westminster resident brings decades of nonprofit experience and a wealth of new ideas to the center, which serves Reisterstown, Owings Mills and Glyndon.
The only work Ed Hartman knows is nonprofit work. The 62-year-old has been helping the needy ever since his college days when he volunteered at an orphanage. “It’s a passion,” he said. “I think it’s a product of the era I grew up in.” Hartman became the new director of the Community Crisis Center in June, and sat down with Patch last week to talk about his new job. Although the center, which serves Reisterstown, Owings Mills and Glyndon, is a household name in the community, he hopes to expand its programming and reach. The CCC helps local residents with emergency food, hygiene products, school supplies, career clothing, financial literacy and monetary assistance for utilities and living costs. It also partners with groups that deliver …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
With many residents still hurt by the economic recession, the Main Street food bank expects to see record numbers for the second year in a row.
The pantry at the Community Crisis Center was packed with members of Boy Scout Troop 634 Monday night. They unpacked donations of non-perishable food and toiletries, checked expiration dates and put items on shelves by category. One of the scouts, 13-year-old Michael Houston, put together the donation drive to earn his Den Chief Service Award. As a den chief, Houston works with cub scouts, who helped him pass out flyers and collect donations. “It’s never been needed at the crisis center more,” CCC Director Deborah Goff said of donations. The organization, which helps needy residents with various forms of assistance, runs on community donations, some Federal aid and a team of more than 55 volunteers. These days, the Main Street center is …