Community Spotlight - Jobs, Housing & Recovery (JHR)

by Pat Wellbrock 8. September 2009

1st Mariner Bank is committed to understanding the community it serves. We are proud to play a vital role by supporting and partnering with worthy organizations that improve the lives of families directly benefiting from their service. Check back with us often as we shine our spotlight on one of those organizations.

1st Mariner Bank is proud to support Jobs, Housing & Recovery (JHR)

Everyday JHR provides an emergency lifeline for up to 275 homeless men and women in Baltimore. JHR offers 80 homeless individuals a chance to escape from drug abuse and rebuild their lives. JHR is substance abuse recovery, housing, jobs, education, and training.

JHR provides programs designed to take people from the streets of Baltimore to a self-sufficient life with a job, stable housing and free from substance abuse. They serve the poor and indigent in Baltimore without charge. JHR has its own social enterprise program that provides job-training experiences for its clients and income to support its programs.

The majority of JHR staff members are recovering from substance abuse. They provide their clients with living examples that recovery, self-sufficiency, and re-entry into society are realistic and attainable goals.

Just one example of how JHR is recovery put to work, is Jerome. Jerome had a long history of drug abuse and less than a 9th grade education. Seeking help, he entered the JHR program at Carrington house in July of 07. Today, with over ten months of being drug free, he stands proudly with his High School GED, he earned in May.

JHR is recovery put to work!

Visit http://www.jhrbaltimore.org/index.htmto learn more about JHR

Community Spotlight - Jane's Legacy Foundation

by Pat Wellbrock 26. August 2009

1st Mariner Bank is committed to understanding the community it serves. We are proud to play a vital role by supporting and partnering with worthy organizations that improve the lives of families directly benefiting from their service. Check back with us often as we shine our spotlight on one of those organizations.

1st Mariner Bank is proud to support the Jane’s Legacy Foundation and it’s 2nd Annual New England Clam Bake & Bull Roast!

What is the Jane’s Legacy Foundation?

The Jane’s Legacy Foundation was created in memory of Jane Hale Jones who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2006, leaving behind a loving family and a legacy of positively and generosity. Jane's Legacy Foundation is her family's way of carrying on her spirit and supporting the causes that meant so much to her. Portions of the funds will go to breast cancer research, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy Hospital, a scholarship fund and other causes Jane supported.

Last year 400 proud supporters, joined many of our fellow Mariners at Jane’s Legacy’s 1st Annual New England Clam Bake & Bull Roast. Together we raised $35,000 to help raise awareness and support the fight against breast cancer.

How can I help?

Join Baltimore’s own, Ed Hale, along with the Hale and Jones Family, in addition to the WJZ TV Team- Marty Bass, Don Scott & Ron Matz, for the 2nd Annual New England Clam Bake & Bull Roast. Hosted by the Jane’s Legacy Foundation.

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2009

Time: 6:00PM – 11:00PM

Location: Tall Centers Hall; Parkville, MD

Fun & Games:

  • Wheels
  • Auctions
  • 50/50 raffle
  • Music and Dancing

Ticketing Information:

Tickets are going fast! Don’t miss out! Make sure to reserve your today!

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Community Spotlight -- Baltimore Lupus Walk

by Pat Wellbrock 11. August 2009

1st Mariner Bank is proud to support the Baltimore Lupus Walk.

Walk for Lupus Now is the signature event of the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. In more than 50 cities across America, thousands of people walk to make a difference in the lives of those affected by lupus and raise essential funds for education, support services, and research...

Join us in giving hope to people with lupus! It is estimated that 1.5 million Americans, and 70,000 residents in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia have a form of lupus. Lupus is a chronic and potentially life-threatening autoimmune disease that can be devastating for people with lupus and their families. No cure or satisfactory treatment exists. November 2008 marked 50 years since a drug has been approved for the treatment of lupus. But, there is hope on the horizon, and with your help we can find better treatments, and a cure for lupus.

To find out more about the walk and how you can help, go to baltimorelupuswalk.kintera.org.

What Do I Need to Know About Lupus?

If you have been diagnosed with lupus, you will want to know as much as you can about the disease. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints and/or organs inside the body). Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from foreign substances, like bacteria and viruses. With lupus, your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body's healthy tissues and creates autoantibodies ("auto" means "self") to attack and destroy healthy tissue. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.



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