News Release, Calvert County Government

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – April 4, 2019 –The Calvert County community is responding with an outpouring of support for families displaced by a multi-unit townhome fire in Chesapeake Beach Wednesday, April 3. Below are details on items needed and the agencies involved in coordinating donation efforts.

Non-Monetary Donations: Water, shelf stable food, personal care items, etc. accepted for the next two weeks

  • Collection center: Northeast Community Center
  • 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
  • Phone: 410-257-2554
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. daily; Friday and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m. daily
  • Household items and other donations will be handled by Southern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee once housing is secured for the individuals impacted. More details will be available on specific needs pending those arrangements.

·Monetary Donations

United Way of Calvert County

  • Donate online at
  • You can text to give by texting to 91999 with the message “Chesbeachfund” (all one word); a link will appear for donating
  • For donations by check, include “Chesapeake Beach Fire Relief Fund” in the memo and mail to:
  • P.O. Box 560
  • 530 Main St.
  • Prince Frederick, MD 20678
  • Phone: 410-535-2000
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Chesapeake Beach Town Hall

  • Drop off gift cards and donations for United Way of Calvert County
  • 8200 Bayside Road Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
  • Phone: 410-257-2230
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; after-hours donations can be dropped off in the secure drop box.

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