FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joan M. Becker, HEC President
July 6, 2018
Historic Ellicott City, Inc. (HEC) was pleased to partner with Clarks Ace Hardware of Ellicott City and offer $5,000 in supplies and equipment to assist with the recovery of the Old Ellicott City community in the aftermath of the May 27, 2018 flood.
On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, the HEC Board of Directors unanimously voted to provide funding, in the amount of $5,000, for items of the greatest need. HEC worked with local volunteers and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, which became a staging area for donation distribution and flood relief efforts, to obtain a list of the most needed necessities. HEC was able to provide materials such as dehumidifiers, large fans, electrical cords, wheel barrows, and face masks.
“In keeping with our mission of restoration and preservation, HEC felt it was only natural for our organization to offer immediate assistance to our Main Street neighbors,” explained HEC President Joan Becker. “We were pleased to be able to partner with a local, family-owned hardware store to provide practical hands-on materials and supplies to help those affected.” Becker added.
On the afternoon of May 27, 2018, after receiving over 8 inches of rain in the span of two hours, historic Main Street in Ellicott City, Maryland flooded. On May 28, Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency. This is the second time in two years that Ellicott City was hit by a significant flood.
Funds raised at the 2018 Decorator Show House will serve to further fund Ellicott City flood recovery efforts.
More information about the Show House can be found here.