The Arc is currently providing essential supports to 300+ people with developmental disabilities. Spread across homes across Baltimore, staff are providing both physical care and support for those who are medically fragile, as well as needed comforts and distraction in this tough time. We are providing supplies to keep homes sanitized, outfitting with needed face masks and other protective equipment, and even getting them puzzles and card games to help pass the time. The Arc has staff in the homes around the clock. In addition, outreach to several hundred other folks with disabilities who have been laid off from their jobs is allowing us to get them food from our pantry and other resources and reassurance to weather this storm.
Normal funding has been disrupted and fundraisers delayed while costs go up for all the extras currently needed. The financial shortfall is significant, and we are turning to our community for support. If you want to help, we’ve provided two easy ways to do so below!
JOIN OUR RESPONSE TEAM!
During this crisis, we are buying supplies (food, cleansers, rubber gloves, toilet paper, etc.) daily, and we are recognizing and rewarding our frontline staff with bonuses and hazard pay. Please, if you can, make a financial contribution today to our COVID-19 Response Fund. Give online or send your check to 7215 York Road, Baltimore MD 21212.
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