HOW TO HELP: Donate to the Ellicott City flood victims

The Ellicott City community needs your help. Many residents were devastated by the flooding on Saturday night-- including their homes and businesses. Here are a few ways you can help.

All donations of food or water should go to the Community Action Council of Howard County. Their food bank has been experiencing extremely high demand since the flood, and they're in need of the following items specifically: high-protein, canned meals with pop tops (ex: ravioli, spaghetti, soup); single-serve, ready-to-eat breakfast, snack or energy bars; paper plates, napkins, plastic forks and spoons; toiletries; diapers; baby food products.

The food bank is located at 8920 Maryland 108, Suite A, Columbia, MD 21045. They are open and accepting donations from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

ECStrong: Fund established by United Way of Central Maryland

A fund has been established by the United Way of Central Maryland exclusively for humanitarian relief for the victims. 100 PERCENT OF ALL DONATIONS WILL GO TO THIS EFFORT. Donations are being accepted in the following ways:

TEXT: Text ECStrong to 51555 to donate by text

ONLINE: Click here to make a donation online



GoFundMe for man who helped save woman in human chain
A GoFundMe account has been established for Jason Barnes, who was one of three men to form a human chain and rescue a woman from the rushing flood waters. Barnes owns a toy store called All Time Toys, which was damaged by the flooding.

Howard High School football team collection: Monday
The Howard High School football team tweeted that they're organizing a donation drop-off Monday from 4-7 pm in the Howard High School parking lot. According to the tweet, they'll accept cash or check donations (checks should be made out to the Red Cross), as well as non-perishable food donations.



Jailbreak Brewing Company will hold a fundraiser on Thursday evening to benefit the victims. Half of all revenue collected will go to charity. Free brewery tours will be offered at 4, 6 and 8 pm, and 100 percent of any donation for the tours will go to the victims.

Giggy's BBQ and Catering food truck will also be there, and will donate 50 percent of all proceeds to the cause.

For more information on the event, visit Jailbreak's Facebook page.


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