Freedom Donates Over $180,000 to Support Harford County Charities

Freedom Donates Over $180,000 to Support Harford County Charities

Bel Air, MD –Thanks to a successful year of financial growth for Freedom Federal Credit Union, over 76 local charities, nonprofits, and community organizations have benefited from financial support in 2019. Over $180,000 was invested back into the Harford County Communities that the Credit Union serves Freedom Federal Credit Union has been in Harford County since […]

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Column: An empty hospital. An exploding homeless crisis. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

Column: An empty hospital. An exploding homeless crisis. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

It was Sunday past and Patricia McVerry, a West L.A. resident and self-described newspaper addict, was reading the L.A. Times when she came upon the story of St. Vincent Medical Center’s impending closure after roughly 150 years in business. “I said to my husband, ‘How come they can’t think about using this for some of our homeless […]

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Plans to move California’s homeless population into centralized facilities gain steam

Plans to move California’s homeless population into centralized facilities gain steam

Duane Nason thinks he has a solution for California’s rising homelessness crisis. The software developer and web engineer envisions a 300-acre property—similar in size to an amusement park, he says—with high-rise apartment towers, on-site medical services, and access to job training. Nason’s plan would create what’s essentially an entirely new city with as many people […]

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Homelessness in the U.S. rose for a third year, driven by a surge in California, HUD says

Homelessness in the U.S. rose for a third year, driven by a surge in California, HUD says

California leaders and advocacy groups share federal officials’ alarm over the state’s outsize role in that trend. But there’s significant disagreement over how to tackle the issue as the president singles out cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles as problems, clashing with a liberal state that often fights his policies. The figures are from single-night surveys […]

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‘We all face adversity’: Baltimore County homeless who have died are remembered on longest night of the year

‘We all face adversity’: Baltimore County homeless who have died are remembered on longest night of the year

Candles flickered in the dark outside the Baltimore County courthouse after the sun went down Saturday, the beginning of the longest night of the year. “God, open our eyes to see, and our hearts to care,” the group assembled there prayed aloud. They were there to remember the 42 people who died in the county […]

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Amazon delivers 2,000 ‘boxes of smiles’ to those in need in Maryland

Amazon delivers 2,000 ‘boxes of smiles’ to those in need in Maryland

It is a common sight this time of year—Amazon delivering packages, but this time it’s some of Baltimore’s 4,000 employees of the company helping it deliver 2,000 so-called “boxes of smiles” to those who need them the most in the city. “This includes toys, gifts, items of personal care and so and so forth,” said […]

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Cecil County homeless shelter gets $376k for new staff, emergency shelter

Cecil County homeless shelter gets $376k for new staff, emergency shelter

ANNAPOLIS — Cecil County’s only emergency homeless shelter got a large infusion of programming funds on Monday, Governor Larry Hogan’s office announced. The Hogan administration is awarding $1.4 million total for three counties to assist Maryland’s homelessness prevention efforts, with Cecil County’s Meeting Ground being awarded $376,656 to hire staff to implement a coordinated point […]

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