May 2023

Making New Connections

“A local solution for a national problem,” that’s how First Sergeant (RET) Matt Eversmann described The Baltimore Station when he spoke at our recent breakfast event. More than 125 people with an interest in giving back to veterans gathered at The Center Club on May 3 to learn about our organization’s mission of changing the lives of those who have already sacrificed so much. We were grateful to welcome back the First Sergeant and longtime supporter of The Baltimore Station as our speaker so he could tell his story and share his connection to our mission. 

First Sergeant Eversmann, a former board member of The Baltimore Station, discussed the importance of duty, courage, and selfless service to succeed when ordinary circumstances become extraordinary challenges. A testament to the true nature of war and heroism, First Sergeant Eversmann is immortalized in the epic film Black Hawk Down and the 2004 book The Battle of Mogadishu, which tell the heroic story of a group of elite US soldiers sent to Somalia in 1993 as part of a United Nations peacekeeping operation. Since then, First Sergeant Eversmann has gone on to author several books with James Patterson including the #1 New York Times bestseller Walk in My Combat Boots


Each event attendee received an autographed copy of the book as a token of our appreciation for joining us. We are so thankful to be able to share presentations like this with our greater community. We look forward to hosting other informative events like this in the future.

Mad Cash Dash for a Cause

Have you ever wished for a way to engage your employees, bond as a team, have a fun day out of the office, AND support good causes? This spring, Maryland Multi-Housing Association (MMHA) brought all of that and more with their first-ever MMHA Mad Cash Dash for a Cause! More than 20 teams walked the streets of Ellicott City, completing minute-to-win-it challenges like Popcorn Pong, Spaghetti Can Craze and Putt Your Stuff to earn points in hopes of winning not only bragging rights but a CASH PRIZE! Extra points were awarded for shopping at some of the stores, bringing a boost to the local shops who were so gracious and welcoming. 

Teams were encouraged to dress up and have fun. Some came in cash-money boas in hopes of manifesting a win while others made sure to match to encourage team unity. The Baltimore Station along with The Ellicott City Partnership were the beneficiaries of the event. Both organizations participated by overseeing some of the games and enjoyed an after-party while points were tallied. We are so grateful to MMHA for their years of support and help in spreading our message. Thank you to all who planned and attended this event! 

Donation Spotlight

A special spotlight on a few generous donations we received this month! Phi Kappa Psi, a Towson University fraternity and long-time supporters of The Baltimore Station, held a Philanthropy Week in April with games, activities, and events to benefit our mission. This group has volunteered for years and planned an entire week filled with engaging ways for students to hear about our organization and give back in a fun and relaxing way. Such a creative idea!

Target’s Red Circle community give back program just ended! Thanks to all the support, we are pleased to share that Target is donating more than $2,500 to The Baltimore Station for critical items that keep our program running. Red Circle members voted via the Target app to select where Target would donate funds, and we were honored to have received so many votes. 

Finally, a special thank you goes out to The St. Casimir Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary for its donation earlier this month. We just recently started working with this organization, but they have been making a difference and supporting veterans since the 1940s! They not only donated to our organization, they also allowed us to speak to members about the important work we do here and how our organizations can work together to support veterans.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us, we will continue to work hard supporting our community!

Military Appreciation Month

Every year we are honored to recognize May as Military Appreciation Month. It is a time to celebrate the courage of our active-duty military members and veterans, while also acknowledging the sacrifices they and their families have made. So why the month of May? May is a month full of significant holidays to thank and honor those who have sacrificed so much. Let’s take a look at each of those days and what makes them unique:

  • Loyalty Day: We start off on May 1, celebrating the lesser-known Loyalty Day, which is “a special day for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom.” Loyalty Day has been recognized by every U.S. president since 1958.

  • Victory in Europe (VE) Day: VE Day has actually been celebrated in countries all over the world on May 8 since 1945 when WW2 ended on the European front. This year marks the 78th anniversary of VE Day.

  • Military Spouse Appreciation Day: The Friday before Mother’s Day (May 12 this year), is to recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by spouses of those in the Armed Forces. President Ronald Regan first proclaimed “Military Spouse Day” a holiday in 1984.

  • Armed Forces Day: Celebrated on the third Saturday of May (May 20 this year), this holiday allows us to recognize active-duty members of all military branches.

  • Memorial Day: Recognized on the last Monday of May (May 29 this year), this day honors the men and women who have died serving this country. Some people wear a red poppy in remembrance of those fallen in war—a tradition that began with the poem, “In Flanders Fields.” Although this can be a somber holiday, many choose to celebrate with family gatherings, showing their gratitude for those brave men and women.

Thank you to all the men and women who have served and sacrificed, you are appreciated this month and every month.

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Volunteer Potluck

DATE: Monday, June 12 | 5:30-7pm

LOCATION: 140 W. West Street | Baltimore, MD 21230

If you are interested in volunteering at this fun-filled meal service, please email Lilly Frazier at for more information or to sign up!

NEW Welcome Wednesday

DATE: Wednesday, May 31 and June 28

LOCATION: 140 W. West Street | Baltimore, MD 21230

A new volunteer opportunity allowing individuals to visit our facility, learn from the kitchen, sit down to a meal with the men, and get an introduction to all the work done here. If you are interested, reach out to to sign up!

Old Line Bottle Your Own Whiskey Event

DATE: Sunday, July 9 | 1:00-4:00pm

LOCATION: Old Line Spirits

200 S. Janney Street, Baltimore, MD 21224

Guests will walk away with a bottle of their favorite whiskey that they personally filled and packaged. Ticket also includes whiskey tasting and lunch. Purchase tickets here!

Jimmy's Crab Feast and Bull Roast

DATE: Friday, July 14 | 7:00-10:00pm

LOCATION: Jimmy's Famous Seafood

6526 Holabird Avenue | Baltimore, MD 21224

All you can eat crabs, pit beef, turkey, ham, pasta and more. Beer and wine, live DJ, raffles and a jewelry pull.

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