BOLTON HILL VOLUNTEER SQUAD FORMS TO HELP DURING COVID-19 CRISIS
Nine women who live in Bolton Hill, Reservoir Hill and nearby Madison Park have organized the BH-RH COVID Response and recruited more than 100 nearby volunteers available to help neighbors, especially older ones and those with health issues, who need help getting groceries, medical supplies, transportation, pet support or other assistance.
Anyone needing assistance should reach out to 410 855-4697 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We aim to pair volunteers with requesters who live close by, ideally within blocks (our goal will be to reach out to more than one volunteer each time). We will aim to connect the volunteers and requesters first via text or email, then phone call,” said Whitney Birenbaum, one of the organizers.
The other organizers from Bolton Hill were Canay Özden-Schilling, Monica Basche, Chelsea Lafferty and Leah Huete. “We meet long-distance twice a week. I think there’s a big need for people to be connected,” said Birenbaum.
The volunteers have been broken down into zones and encouraged to connect with each other and with their neighbors directly.
LAUNDRY OFFERS FREE PICKUP, WASH AND FOLDING FOR SENIOR CITIZENS
Laundry City, a business that washes, folds and delivers laundry with locations in the city and county, is offering free pickup and delivery and free washing and folding of laundry for people over 70, who are deemed vulnerable to the coronavirus infection, in the 21217 ZIP Code. For more information click here.
CAN BOLTON HILL BE LAGGING IN THE 2020 CENSUS COUNT?
If you haven’t completed your census form received in the mail (you can do it online), do it now. Federal funds are allocated nationally and within states on formula tied to the census count, and legislative representation will be redrawn based on this count next year. As of April 15, only about 40 percent of those thought to be residing in our community had completed the census, (although likely some are MICA or other students who left the area when schools closed abruptly for the CV19 pandemic). The national average at the same point was 48.6 percent. To sign up and complete the census, click here.
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STUFF TO DO WHILE YOU’RE STUCK AT HOME
Every newspaper and web site has suggestions. Here are ours:
- Baltimore Symphony Offstage – All BSO performances have been cancelled through at least May 24, but you can enjoy BSO Offstage in your pajamas and sweats. A great way to get close to the music and the musicians who play it.
- The Walters Art Museum offers art lessons for school children of all ages.
- Baltimore’s zoo is closed, but the Cincinnati Zoo offers a Home Safari Facebook Live each day at 3pm EDT where they highlight one of their amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home. And by clicking here you can keep an eye on the pandas, lions and elephants at the National Zoo in D.C.
- American Visionary Art Museum has an Earth Day program April 22 at 11 a.m., “The Secret Life of Earth, “ with a live Q&A chat.
- Baltimore Heritage has produced a series of five-minute videos on Baltimore history that are good adult information.
- Baltimore Supper Club on Facebook is a great place for foodies and lovers of food porn to hang out.