The Ellicott City Partnership (ECP) is heartbroken by the devastating flood our town experienced on Sunday, May 27, 2018. ECP has reinstated out disaster relief fund and is actively accepting donations from fundraising events and individual donations. We daily update the growing list of fundraising events here.
ECP is the only organization whose funds will exclusively benefit affected business owners, property owners, and residents within the historic Ellicott City area, including Main Street and the West End (See ECP Charter Boundary map). Funds raised through the ECP will be used for direct flood relief to those affected as well as for longer-term recovery initiatives.
ECP is finalizing a memorandum of understanding with the Community Foundation of Howard County (CFHC) that will allow ECP to leverage CFHC’s grants management expertise for disbursement of funds while ensuring that all donations collected by the ECP remain dedicated to our stakeholders. Appropriate and fair needs evaluations will be conducted before funds disbursement can take place. It is the ECP’s goal to work with CFHC to initiate the grant application process by the week beginning July 30.
MAKE A DONATION
Online via BluePay.
By Mail: (Please make your check payable to the Ellicott City Partnership)
Ellicott City Partnership
P.O. Box 92
Ellicott City, MD 21041
The Ellicott City Partnership’s federal tax id number is 52-1183660
In 2016, ECP collected and distributed over $1.85 million, all of which was used to assist the Historic District with disaster relief and recovery.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
Re-CREATE: Sponsored by the Howard County Arts Council
Your donation will help provide financial assistance to individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations that suffered losses of artwork, equipment, and space during the May 2018 flash flood in Historic Ellicott City. Ellicott City Artist Relief Fund
Community Foundation of Howard County helps address needs in the aftermath of a disaster or tragedy within ALL of Howard County, not just Old Ellicott City. Using several factors to decide when to activate the fund, including the severity of the incident, impact on the community, the needs of residents and businesses, and the availability of resources. More Info
FLOOD INFORMATION AND RESOURCES
Our organization continues to work with all agencies to advocate and fund raise with the intention of restoring our beloved historic town and its community. Up to date information and relief resources are available at the links and pages below.
Howard County Government’s official flood recovery page, including volunteer information: ECFloodRecovery.org.
Official social media accounts:
Points of Contact:
For general flood-related inquiries: Howard County Government Call Center, 410.313.2900
For business owners: Catherine Bedolla, Howard County Economic Development Authority, email@example.com
For relief supplies: Howard County Food Bank, www.cac-hc.org or 410.313.6185
At ECP: Liza Woods, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that ECP is not accepting accepting clothing, food, or furniture donations.
Volunteers for business and property owners in need are coordinated through Howard County Recreation & Parks and must be 18 or older. Please visit the Disaster Recovery Volunteer page for more information, and fill out the availability form if you are interested in being matched with a business that needs assistance.
If you are interested in helping West End residents with immediate and short-term clean outs, please visit the One EC Recovery Project’s website.