How to help Ellicott City

Many people already know the devastating flood in Ellicott City and many people want to help. There is a link on how we can help.

How You Can Help Ellicott City

Here are some other ways you can help:

  • Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman says donations are needed in the form of food and cash. To contribute food, you’re asked to contact the Community Action Council of Howard County. To learn more, CLICK HERE. Financial donations should be made to the American Red Cross Greater Chesapeake Region, Kittleman said.
  • The United Way of Central Maryland has established a fund for donations to help those impacted by the flooding, at the request of Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman. 100 percent of all donations will go to humanitarian relief efforts there. To learn more, CLICK HERE.
  • The Ellicott City Partnership has also setup a page to assist the flood victims of Ellicott City. To learn more, CLICK HERE.
  • The destruction wreaked by the storm has left many people, from business owners to bartenders, out of work. If you can help them find work, visit this Facebook page called, “Keep Ellicott City Working.”
  • The Howard County Office of Workforce Development will hold an #ECStrong Job Fair on August 8 for employees impacted by the flood. Workforce Development is partnering with the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) and Howard County Economic Development Authority to identify immediate employment opportunities for displaced workers. Businesses seeking to hire individuals on a temporary or permanent basis — contact the Office of Workforce Development at 410 290-2620 or email at
  • The Heavy Seas Beer Tap Room in Halethorpe will donate 50 percent of revenue made this weekend —  noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday — to the Ellicott City Partnership.
  • A #PrayforEC Community Vigil and Prayer Service will be held at Emory United Methodist Church ( 3799 Church Road) at 7 p.m. Thursday.
  • An Etsy shop has created an Ellicott City “Hope’s Higher Than Water” sticker, and profits will go toward the relief fund. You can find it HERE.
  • Caton Tavern in Catonsville will donate 50 percent of the funds raised from its Aug. 27 Caton Fest to Ellicott City’s recovery.
  • On Aug. 8, Daniel’s Restaurant and Open Air Bar in Elkridge will match 100 percent of its burger sales with donations to Ellicott City relief.
  • On Sunday, August 7, the White Oak Tavern in Ellicott City will donate a portion of the proceeds from Flying Dog Beer and food sales to the Ellicott City Historic District Partnership.
  • Le Garage Beer Bar & Frites in Hampden has extended its Baltimore Restaurant Week offerings, and will donate $5 from every $35 fixed-price meal sold through Sunday to help rebuild Nepenthe Homebrew in Woodberry.
  • A Baltimore design business has created t-shirts in a show of support for Ellicott City. Bearing the message “Rebuild Ellicott City, Rise Above the Water,” the shirts are designed by Mojo Art & Image. Proceeds from t-shirt sales will go to Ellicott City Downtown Partnership to help with flood recovery efforts.

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