Homelessness in Maryland

Did you know that during fiscal year 2016, in Maryland, a total of 29,670 people were considered homeless and either received emergency shelter or prevention services, outreach support or placed into permanent housing?   
 according to Maryland’s Interagency Council on Homelessness in their 2016 Annual Report on Homelessness prepared for The Governor and the Maryland General Assembly.

Remodelers Help The Franciscan Center in Baltimore with Repairs

Ron Ellis, TW Ellis
Maryland Builders Give Back in Baltimore 

Last month, Mr. Ron Ellis of T.W. Ellis and Mr. Tom Wallace of Owings Home Services visited the Franciscan Center to replace drywall in the Center’s Technical Resource Center and Emergency Food Pantry.  Due a leaking window in the Center’s grand old building, water had damaged a key wall on the Center’s main level.

As Meg Ducey, The Franciscan Center’s Interim Executive Director said, “What a blessing!” 
Tom Wallace, Owings Home Services
Both of these wonderful companies are members of the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA) and its Remodelers Council.
On a daily basis, The Franciscan Center helps the homeless of Baltimore. Their mission is to provide emergency assistance and supportive outreach to persons who are economically disadvantaged in an effort to assist them in realizing their self-worth and dignity as people of God.
More work this summer will be done at the Center by a team of volunteers from BB &T Bank, also a member of MBIA.  

Thank you all so much!