This past weekend, 1st Mariner Bank participated as exhibitors at the Mondawmin Resource Festival "One Baltimore" event which was held at the Mondawmin Mall in Northwest Baltimore City. The event was held from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
In attendance were dignitaries such as Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Maryland State Senator Catherine Pugh and United States Congressman Elijah Cummings who all spoke about bringing back unity to the city of Baltimore following the April unrest.
It was a fun filled day by all who attended, both exhibitors and patrons alike. The mall was filled with shoppers who were delighted to see such an event in their community. There was music and food for all who attended. The number of exhibitors exceeded 100 and included groups of community and public services; employment and education services; health and healing services; housing, financial and legal services; and youth and family services.
As people left the mall you could hear them say this was a great day for the city of Baltimore, and this certainly helped to bring everyone together.
This year marks the 20th that 1st Mariner Bank has been in business as Baltimore's community bank. As our way of saying thank you to the Baltimore community for helping us reach this milestone, we decided to give back. To kick things off, we've teamed up with WBFF-Fox45 to perform Random Acts of Kindness to members of our community. The first random act took place on Monday, June 22nd at the 6340 York Road Giant Food Store. Click on the video below to check it out!
The next random act of kindness will take place on Monday, June 29th at the 1400 Merritt Blvd, Dundalk Giant. We also have a number of other surprises that will take place throughout the rest of the year. Stay tuned for more details!
Armed Forces Day is celebrated every year on the 3rd Saturday of May. In 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day. This day was to replace all the separate holidays the different branches of the U.S. Military celebrated. It was created to symbolize the union of all military branches under one department, the Department of Defense.
Armed Forces Day is an opportunity to increase civilian awareness of the great responsibility the Armed Forces take on in protecting our country, and also to get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a member of one of our military branches. Many military bases hold open houses on this day to help educate the public about what the Armed Forces do as well as provide demonstrations wearing their state-of-the-art equipment.
At 1st Mariner Bank we have several employees that have served in the military, as well as many family members and friends. 1st Mariner Bank’s Human Resources team continues to support military personnel and veterans alike by partnering with the Army PaYS program and working with different veteran organizations within the community. Partnering with these organizations provides a great way for us to give back to the men and women who have served our country.
There are many fun and exciting events going on this weekend to celebrate Armed Forces Day - be sure to check out what’s going on in your community!