- Food assistance: The Salvation Army of Central Maryland provides food assistance to families and individuals who are struggling to make ends meet. This includes emergency food assistance, as well as programs that help people learn how to cook healthy meals on a budget.
- Shelter: The Salvation Army of Central Maryland operates several shelters for men, women, and families who are experiencing homelessness. They provide not only a safe place to sleep but also case management services to help people get back on their feet.
- Substance abuse treatment: The Salvation Army of Central Maryland operates a residential substance abuse treatment program for men who are struggling with addiction. The program is designed to help individuals overcome their addiction and develop the skills they need to maintain long-term sobriety.
- Youth programs: The Salvation Army of Central Maryland operates a range of programs for children and young people, including after-school programs, summer camps, and music and arts programs.
AltaVista hosts the Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) annual back-to-school crab feast each September. This event brings people together to donate to a great cause while enjoying food and drinks. Donations benefit the organization by paying for the kids’ education, the homes they live in, and resources needed. The crab feast allows donors to meet the kids and learn why the program is successful. All scholars in the BHGH 2021 graduating class went on to attend and thrive in programs at 4-year universities throughout the country. This year, we successfully raised over $50,000 for BHGH Baltimore at the crab feast.
Every December, AltaVista volunteers at Maryland Food Bank in Baltimore in strive to end hunger in Maryland. The company arrives at the warehouse to sort and box food that will be distributed to individuals and families in need. This volunteering experience allows Maryland Food Bank to get the food out of the warehouse quicker, protecting the food from contamination and allowing it for proper usage. Maryland Food Bank is a non-profit relief organization that has a mission to end hunger in Maryland and is the leading anti-hunger program in the state. The organization has been running for more than 35 years and partners with communities across the state to give food to individuals and families.
Over the holidays, the company volunteers at Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH) property in Baltimore by cleaning and painting the houses. BHGH is a non-profit organization that brings children who are in poor environments the resources and needs for education and productive life in the hope to break the cycle of poverty. The organization’s mission is to motivate kids who are in need to reach their full potential by giving them an education outlet and living place. Ray McLaughlin, one of our managing partners, is a board member of the Baltimore organization.