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Critical Repairs Caroline County

410-829-4323

P.O. Box 534 Denton, MD 21629

Critical Repairs Caroline County, a local 501c3 nonprofit, provides essential home repairs or accessibility items to make it possible for low-income or very-low-income resident homeowners to remain safe and secure in their homes with a special focus on the disabled, veterans and families with children.

Typical critical repairs include:
– Handicapped ramps and entry modifications to enable the disabled to access their homes.
– Roof repairs and miscellaneous repairs to restore safety in the home.
– Minor plumbing repairs to provide safe drinking water.
– Modifications to bathrooms to provide accessibility for the disabled.

Critical Repairs Caroline County welcomes volunteers with skills in construction or assembly.

Hours of Operation: 8am – 8pm, Monday – Friday

Areas Served: Caroline County

Eligibility: Low-income to very low-income per HUD standards for Caroline County.

Fees: All repairs are provided at no cost to the resident homeowner.

Preston Lions Club

443-786-0324

Preston Community Center, 114 Williamson St., Preston, MD 21655

Since 1917, Lions have served the world’s population through hard work and commitment to make a difference in the lives of people everywhere. Lions are recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired.

The Preston Lions Club is a part of Lions Clubs International, a network of volunteers who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities. The Preston Lions Club supports youth and other activities, conducts vision and hearing tests in schools, and empower volunteers to serve their community.  If you are interested in renting the Preston Community Center, please call Gloria at 443-786-0324. The club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Preston Community Center, 114 Williamson St., Preston, MD 21655

Aaron’s Place #3 Food Pantry

443-243-5906

3439 Laurel Grove Road, Federalsburg, MD 21632

Food pantry is open every Wednesday from 4pm-6pm. Please call the number below for more information.

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Aaron’s Place #1 Food Pantry

443-243-5906

401 Aldersgate Drive, Denton, MD

Food pantry is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9am-2pm, and Thursdays from 9am-1pm. Please call the number below for more information.

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Tuckahoe Habitat for Humanity, Inc.

PO Box 392, Denton, MD 21629

Motto: “Simple, decent, affordable housing for all of God’s people in need.”

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Provide safe, affordable, and energy efficient homes for low-income families in Caroline County. Partner families work alongside volunteers and local contractors under Habitat construction supervision. Low-cost mortgages are provided in order to promote long term homeownership. Also, Habitat participates in the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI)- which may include rehabilitation of vacant and foreclosed properties, house repairs and weatherization. Applications are being accepted for low-income homeowners. Habitat partners with other community organizations to provide services that enhance the overall quality of life in struggling neighborhoods.

Areas Served

Caroline & Queen Anne’s County

Talbot Interfaith Shelter

410-310-2316

107 Goldsborough St.,, Easton, MD 21601

Talbot Interfaith Shelter is dedicated to ending homelessness on Maryland’s Mid-Shore by providing Shelter, Stability, Support and a path to Success for families and individuals in need.

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The Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) is an organization serving homeless individuals and families from Talbot County and surrounding areas. It is operated by staff and volunteers from local faith-based communities and other concerned citizens. Potential guests must agree to a background check and an interview with our Operations Manager for admission to the program. TIS provides transitional housing for families as well as overnight shelter for individuals. Help Hotline 410-253-5414.

Areas Served

Mid-Shore

Red Cross of Delmarva

(410) 202-3043

302-656-8797

100 West 10th Street, Suite 501, Wilmington, MD 19801-6604

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Out network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: disaster relief, supporting America’s military families, lifesaving blood, health and safety services and international services.

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Disaster Relief & Recovery Services: Find an Open Shelter, Contact & Locate Loved OnesPreparedness Education: How to Prepare for Emergencies, Workplaces & Organizations, Resources for Schools, Types of Emergencies, Mobile AppsMilitary Families: Emergency Communication, Financial Assistance, Deployment,Information & Referral, Services for VeteransBlood Drives: find a location, set up a driveVolunteer: Opportunities Redcross,org; Cal 1-800-RedCross (733.2767)

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fril 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Areas Served

Entire Delmarva Peninsula

Adkins Arboretum

410-634-2847 ext 0

410-634-2878

Adkins Arboretum, a 400-acre native garden and preserve, promotes the conservation and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay region’s landscapes. As a model for land management and ecological restoration, the Arboretum fosters community engagement and inspires the adoption of land stewardship practices for a healthier and more beautiful world.

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This 400-acre preserve is located on the Tuckahoe Creek and includes portions of the region’s most significant wetlands. Offers five miles of walks, education programs, art exhibits, lectures, special events, wedding rentals, workshops, garden tours, and native plant sales. Public amenities include a visitor’s center with gift shop, library, and meeting room. Many volunteer opportunities available. Nature preschool gives free tuition to families living in Caroline County through a community grant.Guided Nature Walks 1st Saturday of every month at 10:00am. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve through December 31.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm; Closed Mondays

Fees

Admission fees waived for 2022 for all Caroline County residents, thanks to the generosity from the Caroline Foundation. Donations and memberships are greatly appreciated!

Caroline County Bird Club

Caroline County Chapter of a non-profit statewide organization, the Maryland Ornithological Society (www.mdbirds.org), comprised of people who are interested in birds and nature.

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Promotes the study and enjoyment of birds, knowledge about our natural resources and fosters its appreciation and conservation. Maintains a system of sanctuaries to encourage the conservation of birds and their habitats. Helps to record and publish observations of bird life. Volunteers accepted to help clean Pelot Sanctuary, go into schools and teach children about nature, and to lead bird walks. If you find an injured bird, or to find a bird rehabilitator in your area, please go to the following websites: https://tristatebird.org/ orhttp://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/plants_wildlife/rehabilitators.aspx. For our Facebook page please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Caroline-County-Bird-Club-138388266259687/?ref=hl

Fees

Yearly dues for members. All activities are free and open to the public.

Areas Served

Caroline County

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