Mt. Airy Disaster Relief Fund
Mt. Airy has always been known as a caring community. Three local families are in need of assistance. In less than one week, fires have severely damaged the homes and contents of out-buildings of three local families, resulting in devastating losses.
All the families are managing as best they can. Two, whose homes were lost are currently staying with local friends or family. All are located in the 21771 zip code.
The Mt. Airy Disaster Relief Fund was established in 2005 when fire swept through five townhomes and displaced several families. Response from local residents was quick and generous. Donations were immediately apportioned among the affected families.
As contributions continued to come in, the fund was officially established, soon gaining 501c3 status. The goal was to be ready for future fires or disasters that might strike local residents without warning.
Sure enough, in September 2007, Mt. Airy suffered the devastating fire that burned out and severely damaged a sizeable section of the downtown area. Once again, local residents generously responded.
The Mt. Airy Disaster Relief Fund (MADRF) distributed assistance to the five families and seven businesses affected. The town bounced back as it has several occasions through its history.
Since 2007 nearly every year there has been a house fire, explosion, or other calamity that to which the Mt. Airy Disaster Relief Fund has been able to respond. Now three more local families could use your generosity and support.
Help replenish the Mt. Airy Disaster Relief Fund so we can collectively and immediately respond as well as be prepared when the next disaster strikes. Donations, payable to the Mt. Airy Disaster Relief Fund, or MADRF, can be dropped off or mailed to New Windsor State Bank, 1001 Twin Arch Road, Suite 14, Mt. Airy, MD 21771.
For more information, call 443-506-3479 or check the Mt. Airy Disaster Relief Fund Facebook page.