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Volunteer for a Better Baltimore Day of Service

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Aug 26, 2015
by Business Volunteers Maryland

On June 17, 2015, Business Volunteers Maryland launched Volunteer for a Better Baltimore, an initiative created to energize citizens and Baltimore's generous business communities following April's unrest.

Volunteers are sought to help maintain rain gardens and prepare them for the fall and winter seasons at the Baltimore Community ToolBank. Work includes mulching, weeding, pruning and minor repair to landscape walls. The Baltimore Community ToolBank rain gardens help repurpose over 400,000 gallons of storm-water runoff every year. It's a big job, but with your help, the ToolBank can manage the work!  Join us on Friday, September 11 from 10:00am - 3:00pm (lunch provided), and help make our community a better Baltimore.

The Baltimore Community ToolBank empowers a diversity of community-based partners in their work by providing an impressive inventory of tools and equipment for pennies on the dollar. This relatively simple sharing model amplifies volunteerism and service in our shared community. Gone are the days when ten volunteers have to share two shovels!

In addition to tool stewardship, the Baltimore ToolBank has taken on storm-water management practices at its facility in the Carroll-Camden Industrial Park. When visiting the ToolBank, you are greeted by two large rain gardens that help to repurpose over 7400 gallons of rain water per inch of rain that falls on their roof. Built in 2014, these gardens are a newer feature in the neighborhood but already host a range of wildlife including bees, bats, birds and butterflies.

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