COVID-19 Relief Fund for Calvert County

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought turmoil to the global economy. It has affected families throughout the United States, closer to home in Maryland, and in the local southern Maryland community.

All non-essential businesses are currently closed throughout the state. People who rely on hourly wages are suffering having seen their daily income all but disappear overnight. Many are currently unemployed.  

The $2 trillion-dollar coronavirus relief bill will provide financial help, but payments to Americans as a part of that will not be seen for at least a few weeks or longer. Daily expenses continue in the meantime. This fundraising initiative is intended to help those most impacted by the sudden loss of income.

Calvert Family Advocates
We are partnering with Calvert Family Advocates.  Calvert Family Advocates is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates as a component of the Maryland Association of Social Services Boards Foundation (EIN 26-1192752). Funds raised by Calvert Family Advocates are used to compliment the Calvert County Department of Social Services’ efforts and “close the gaps” where government programs do not exist. Since 2014 Calvert Family Advocates has helped more than 350 households with expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, car repairs, medical bills, and job training.  Calvert Family Advocates also partners with the Calvert County Public Schools to provide new clothing and summer camp sponsorships for homeless and at-risk youth, with 380 children helped to date.  Every dollar you donate counts and will directly help a Calvert County family. Additional information on Calvert Family Advocates can be found at www.calfam.org 

Where Your Donation Goes
GoFundMe has partnered with PayPal Giving Fund to deliver donations for charity campaigns. Funds raised for this campaign will be sent directly to Calvert Family Advocates’ PayPal Giving Fund account. Calvert Family Advocates will use established processes to distribute these contributions to Calvert County Maryland residents who have lost income or jobs due to COVID-19 and seek assistance from the Department of Social Services. Your donations are tax deductible, and at the time of your donation you will receive a receipt from PayPal Giving Fund. GoFundMe charges no platform fees; however, there is a standard transaction fee per donation (2.9% + $0.30). 

If You Need Help
If you are a Calvert County resident needing assistance during this time, please contact the Department of Social Services at (443) 550-6900.  

Contact Info
Calvert Family Advocates
P.O. Box 1861
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
[email redacted]

Together we can overcome this. Stay strong. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Show compassion and be kind to each other.

Donations

  • Robert Gillett 
    • $1,200 
    • 1 mo
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    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
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    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Shannon Thomas 
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
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Fundraising team (2)

Andrew Ellison 
Organizer
Raised $845 from 12 donations
Prince Frederick, MD
MASSB Foundation 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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Melanee Derenzy 
Team member
Raised $240 from 3 donations
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