Volume X | September 2019
Greetings!
We appreciate YOU!
 
Thank you for supporting the mission and programs of St. Ambrose Housing Aid Center! Because of you, we are able to continue meeting the ever changing housing needs of Baltimore families year after year.
 
For 51 years, we’ve remained committed to helping families secure and retain stable, affordable housing in strong, diverse neighborhoods. Our work is as vital today
as it ever has been and with you by our side, we look forward
to supporting our community for generations to come.
 
Thank you for partnering with us on this journey to a better Baltimore for all.

Are You Prepared?
 
September is National Preparedness Month and the beginning of Hurricane Season for millions across the United States of America. Having the right plan in place before a disaster takes place can help make an effective, coordinated response possible. We’ve compiled a list of resources you can use to create an emergency preparedness plan for you and your family.

As you prepare your plan, tailor your arrangements to your specific daily living needs and responsibilities. Discuss your needs and responsibilities and how people in your community can assist each other with communication, care of children, business, pets, or specific needs like the operation of durable medical equipment. Create your own personal network for specific areas where you need assistance.
·         Create a kit
To prepare for an emergency, experts recommend having at least three days' worth of supplies. Local officials and responders will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. Creating a family disaster preparedness kit does not have to be costly—many of the items for your family’s kit may be found around your home (here's a list of helpful items including food, water, and first aid).
·         Care for your community
When disaster strikes, our first instinct is to check in with our loved ones and make sure they’re okay. But if your loved one is a senior or has a disability, you can’t afford to wait to “check in” — timing is everything during an emergency, and you need to buy them as much time as possible to react independently. You should create an emergency preparedness guide to keep them safe and accessible even as a crisis is unfolding.
Disaster Disparities

"Deeply poor households are disproportionately harmed by disasters: they are least able to evacuate prior to a storm, least likely to have savings available to help them get back on their feet quickly after a storm, and, without dedicated focus and advocacy, they are most likely to be left behind in rebuilding efforts." - Diane Yentel, National Low Income Housing Coalition President and CEO

Photo Credit: The New York Times
September 5th, 2019 Edition
Upcoming Trainings and Workshops
 
Host Home Training
Date: 10/19/2019
Time: 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
Location: 321 E. 25th St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
Lunch included!
RSVP to attend: ReneeS@stambros.org

Homeownership Workshops
(Monthly)
Next Baltimore City workshop:
Date: 10/12/2019
Time: 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Location: 317 E. 25th St.
Baltimore, MD 21218
Learn more about this workshop, homebuying workshops for Baltimore County, online workshops, and other homebuying resources here.
Supporting St. Ambrose

Each year, we help families buy their first home, move from shelters to permanent housing, obtain quality, affordable rentals, and more. We are strengthening and stabilizing neighborhoods across Baltimore City and beyond. Join us with a gift to St. Ambrose today .
Making your gift work for you

Workplace giving
Workplace Giving Campaigns are an easy and efficient way to make tax-deductible donations to causes you care about with donations taken directly out of your paycheck. If you are an employee of the Federal, State, or Baltimore City government, or work at one of the many private companies that participate in the United Way of Central Maryland campaign, you can make a powerful difference in the lives of individuals and families across Baltimore City and beyond by supporting the work of St. Ambrose through your workplace giving campaign.
 
St. Ambrose’s United Way designation code is: 2445
 
Want to know more? Contact Lindsey Henley at 410-366-8550 ext. 251 or lindseyh@stambros.org for more information.
 
Employer matching
Amplify your support! Many employers will match tax-deductible charitable contributions made by their employees. Guidelines and amounts vary with each company. If you’re not sure your employer matches donations, contact your human resources department.
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