This morning, many of us are looking for positive ways to help. As needs are identified from area Baltimore organizations, we will be posting them here. Please let us know of any efforts we have missed by emailing us


COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIPS: The mission of the Baltimore City Community Action Partnership is to be the local agency and advocate, which promotes new services and delivery systems that effectively support human dignity and self-determination, promote self-sufficiency, and provide opportunities for low-income families. CAP centers are drop off locations for materials, supplies and monetary donations. MORE

STOOP NIGHT: We have heard through social media (and friends) that there is a city wide ‪#‎stoopnight‬ effort tonight {TUESDAY, APRIL 28} beginning at 6 PM. It’s easy to participate. Just go outside, sit on your step, and talk to your neighbors. An opportunity to check on your neighbors and support Baltimore. MORE INFO

FROM BALTIMORE RECREATION AND PARKS: Baltimore City Recreation & Parks recreation centers will OPEN early today, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. for students and youth, as Baltimore City Public Schools will be closed. BCRP remains committed to offering quality programming and a safe space for our children and the residents of Baltimore City. You can support their efforts with a tax-deductible donation.

WANT TO VOLUNTEER? Cal 311 to see where help is needed. MORE INFO

MARYLAND UNITES: Maryland Unites was created as a one-stop shop to provide Marylanders with the resources they need to react and respond to the recent disturbances in Baltimore. This website will enable you to report new incidents to the police, donate to local charities, and volunteer your time to help the residents of Baltimore. MORE INFO

FROM FAMILY LEAGUE BALTIMORE: As the day heads into the afternoon and evening, many children in our city will still be hungry. Please visit the site below to view all open Family League-supported drop-in meal sites. Meals are available to children age 18 and under. Individual site contact and snack/supper service time information is available by clicking on each location. ‪#‎BaltimoreSupper‬ MORE INFO

Bel Air

FROM THE BEL AIR VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY: The BAVFC Auxiliary is collecting bottled water and snacks to take down to the city this evening for the public safety workers. The auxiliary itself is donating several cases of water and snacks. Anything is appreciated. The drop-off point will be the BAVFC main fire station on South Hickory Avenue. Aux President Kristine Davis is the point of contact. MORE INFO

East Baltimore

FROM THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE: Gather with us to make peace art projects at Creative Alliance on 4/29/2015 from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Yummy food provided by The Marquee Lounge. Neighbors, families & friends welcome! FREE. MORE INFO

FROM CITYFAM: We are meeting by the Pagoda under the American flag tonight, Tuesday 4/28/15 at 6pm for individual prayer (corporate prayer at 7pm) for peace in Baltimore. PLEASE JOIN US! Whether you are a religious or not, show unity and solidarity by standing in the gap with us.  We need a tsunami of positivity to drown out all the negativity right now. MORE INFO

FROM AMAZING GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH: Please join the East Baltimore Community in a Peace Walk through our community. We will gather at 5:30 {TUESDAY, APRIL 28} in front of Amazing Grace (2424 McElderry Street) and walk to seek peace and healing in our city and our neighborhood. The church will also be open for prayer today from 12 o’clock on. Also, please meet at the church this morning at 10 to help clean up the neighborhood. Bring supplies, gloves and bags if you have them. MORE INFO


FROM THE GREATER HOMEWOOD COMMUNITY CORPORATION: Please join our staff in clean up efforts on Greenmount Avenue and York Road. Looting was worst at Ace Hardware and on Old York between 32nd and 33rd. Throughout the day, GHCC will be assessing what other areas have been hit and where we can help. It was a tough night for our city. Today, we roll up our sleeves and clean up. MORE INFO

Howard County

FROM THE HOWARD COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: The Howard County Chamber of Commerce will serve as 1 HoCo site for drop off for the Donations 4 BCPD/BCFD-Ems& Fire to help police officer/first responders in Baltimore City. Needed are packaged foods, candy, energy bars, snacks, drinks, things that can be consumed “on the go”. Cases of water/gatorades in demand. No homemade meals please. A go fund me has been set up also if you would like to contribute monetarily towards purchase of food/drink. Address for the Chamber of Commerce is: 5560 Sterrett Place, Suite 105, Columbia (it is across from the Columbia Mall. Kristi Simon is point of contact.  MORE INFO

North Baltimore

FROM YORK ROAD PARTNERSHIP:In response to the destruction that happened in our community last night, we are joining together as residents to show there are people who care for our neighborhoods.  We will meet at 10:30am {TUESDAY, APRIL 28} at the York Road Initiative office located at 5104 York Road for a community clean up and will end at Alhambra Park for activities with our neighborhood kids who are out of school today.  Please bring gloves, trash bags, brooms, and any other materials that may be helpful with the clean up. All are welcome.  We are One Baltimore. We are One Community. We are One York Road. MORE INFO


FROM CHARMINGTON’S: For all our neighbors, join us at Church of The Guardian Angel at 9am {TUESDAY, APRIL 28}f or some conversation and hopefully a start to picking up the pieces. Much love. MORE INFO

FROM YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SERVICES: YES Drop-In Center is a safe space for youth who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness and between the ages of 14 and 25. The experienced a fire last night and are looking for some assistance. Please check their Facebook page for how you can help. MORE INFO

LISTEN UP BALTIMORE: Throughout our city, young people are crying out. Will we listen? Today at 2:30 {TUESDAY, APRIL 28} we will host a youth-led listening session. We will create a safe space to hear from our young people. We will discuss REAL PROBLEMS and ACTUAL SOLUTIONS. This is a time to MOBILIZE and IMPACT our city! Taking place at Millers Court. MORE INFO

If you are interested in helping out or bringing young people, please contactZeke Berzoff-Cohen (413-320-9228) or Phylicia Porter (443-509-6640).

South Baltimore

FROM BLOOM THE BOULEVARD:Bloom the Boulevard will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 9 am to 1 pm. Our community greening event is dedicated to beautifying Washington Boulevard. We’re looking for Pigtown residents to help collect litter, spread mulch, plant flowers, and more! MORE INFO

West Baltimore

FROM THE NO BOUNDARIES COALITION: We are hosting a community clean up tomorrow at Penn and North. We will gather at 10am  {TUESDAY, APRIL 28} and Penn and North for a community clean up. Please bring gloves, trash bags, brooms and food. We will start at Penn and North and then work from there. For updates on location check the facebook page. MORE INFO

FROM THE NO BOUNDARIES COALITION: There will be a community meeting at Gilmore Elementary School tonight {TUESDAY, APRIL 28} at 6 PM. According to the post, food and childcare will be provided. MORE INFO

Image credit: Baltimore Love Project. To see more of their murals around town, visit their website.