May 29, 2018
Our hearts go out to all of the people and businesses of Historic Ellicott City in the wake of this weekend's devastating flood. We have members on Main Street, including Pam Long Photography who took the photo above, that we have been reaching out to individually, but we have also been receiving lots of calls and emails asking how people can help. 

We have put together links to some of the non-profit, government and charitable organizations working to help people and businesses affected below. You can find information about monetary donations, volunteer sign-ups and more. 
In addition, we have been told that any contractors or tradespeople who are willing to donate their time or expertise would be extremely helpful. If you have the knowledge and are able, please email us at

Lastly, if you are a business with spare office or storage space that a dislocated business could use, please email  with the location, amount of space available and how long it will be available. We will be putting a list of options together for affected businesses.

We have also spoken to the Howard County Food Bank who would like everyone to know that they will be open Monday through Friday this week and next from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in addition to their normal days and hours to collect donations. The items listed below are the most needed, but thanks to an amazing outpouring of support through donations yesterday, what is most needed at this point is monetary donations which you can do through the links above.
  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Canned tuna
  • Peanut Butter
  • Granola bars
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Rubber gloves
  • Work gloves
  • Paper towels
  • Bleach
We will be collecting these items at our Business After Business event this Thursday evening at Main Event in Downtown Columbia and will be taking donations to the Howard County Food Bank. 

Business After Business with the Asian American Chamber
May 31, 2018 - 5 - 7 p.m.
Main Event 
10300 Little Patuxent Parkway, #2520
Columbia, MD 21044

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