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United Way raises over 100k in three days for Ellicott City

Posted at 8:25 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 20:25:04-04

In just three days, United Way has raised more than $110,000 for Ellicott City flood victims.

More than 700 individual donors have contributed to the United Way of Central Maryland’s ECStrong Fund.

A hundred percent of all donations received through the ECStrong Fund will go to humanitarian relief for Ellicott City and those affected by the flooding. United Way will work with Howard County Government and others to determine how these funds will be distributed.

Businesses and organizations that have donated include BB&T, the Transamerica Foundation, the Ravens Foundation, First National Bank, W.R. Grace Foundation, Inc., Grimm and Parker Architects, The GIVING MOORE Foundation, Holly Poultry, Griffith Energy Services, Inc., the Jewish Federation of Howard County and Honey's Bar and Grill.

WJLA Washington will host a live telethon Friday to raise funds for ECStrong, and UPS employees are volunteering to staff the telethon phone bank. iHeartMedia Baltimore is donating $1 from every ticket sold for 93.1 WPOC's Weekend in the Country at Merriweather Post Pavilion as well.

If you want to help, text the keyword ECStrong to 51555 or visit www.uwcm.org/ECStrong.

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