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Community support for Ellicott City continues

Posted at 9:36 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-05 04:36:02-04

As residents start to cope with the massive damage to downtown Ellicott City from Saturday’s flash flood, groups and businesses are starting to pull together to raise money to help the relief effort.

Early Thursday, United Way of Central Maryland, which launched the ECStrong Fund on Monday afternoon, announced that it’s already raised over $100,000 from corporations and individual donors.

M&T Bank announced Thursday that it was donating $10,000 to the Ellicott City Partnership and $2,500 to the Community Action Council of Howard County.

The bank has also created an Ellicott City Business Recovery Program, “to assist small businesses impacted by the flood.

Anyone looking to learn more about the Business Recovery Program can contacted M&T Business Banking Relationship Manager Andy Kim at 410-964-6878.

And, officials from the Catonsville Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday that they would be collecting donations for Ellicott City relief during upcoming events, including their Frederick Road Friday concerts, an Arts & Crafts Festival on Sept. 11 and at a crab feast on Sept. 30.

Chamber officials also announced that their Vice President and his wife created T-shirts to show support for Ellicott City flood relief and that anyone making a $10 donation or more would get a T-shirt.

To give to Ellicott City flood relief, you can text “ECSTRONG” to 51555 to donate to the United Way’s fund. You can also visit www.helpellicottcity.com.