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Direct Mortgage Loans Hosts Charity Golf Tournament Benefiting The Wounded Warrior Project

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 4:00pm

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Direct Mortgage Loans, supported by area real estate and financial businesses, hosted a golf tournament at Hayfields Country Club on Monday, June 29, 2015 to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The event raised $20,000 and will be donated to Wounded Warrior Program to help raise awareness for the needs of injured service members.

Direct Mortgage Loans Partner, Michael Naylor, stated, “We are humbled by the response from sponsors and participants in our inaugural event. Based on this, we are making the tournament an annual event. The Wounded Warrior Program is important to our entire DML team – we are committed to putting our charitable energy behind the work that WWP provides to injured service members.”

The purpose of Wounded Warrior Project is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.

Direct Mortgage Loans is a licensed direct lender located in Hunt Valley, MD. National Mortgage Licensing System #832799. Direct Mortgage Loans is an Equal Housing Lender and named one of Baltimore’s Top Workplaces 2013 and 2014 by The Baltimore Sun. Information about our company and loan officer licensing can be found at and

Featured, Giving, Health and Fitness

Baltimore Social is Now Offering Friendly Neighborhood Sports Leagues For Kids

1 Written by: | Monday, Jun 29, 2015 3:37pm

(photo by Stephen Babcock)

(photo by Stephen Babcock)

Baltimore Social leagues started as a way to get together with friends, play some bocce or skeeball and grab a drink or a bite to eat to catch up afterward. As city dwellers know from all of the groups in matching T-shirts walking around, however, the leagues have grown to feature multiple sports in multiple cities. And at the same time, fouder Giovanni Marcantoni and his team have gotten organizing friendly sports down to a science. So as Marcantoni considered how to address a need for more youth leagues in Baltimore City, he eventually realized that he was already in a place to do so. Read More →

Featured, Giving, Lifeline

Baltimore Gets $4.4 Million More in AmeriCorps Funding

0 Written by: | Monday, Jun 15, 2015 10:01am

Photo via AmeriCorps Facebook page

Photo via AmeriCorps Facebook page

More than 2,000 AmeriCorps employees are currently working in Baltimore, where they mentor refugee families, plant trees, tutor kids, and do any number of valuable work for low pay (and thousands of dollars in student loan forgiveness). Read More →

Culture, Giving

Annapolis Bookstore Launches Sponsorship Campaign in An Effort to Stay Afloat

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 12, 2015 2:09pm

Annapolis’s popular independent  bookstore, The Annapolis Bookstore, has launched a “Save the Annapolis Bookstore” sponsorship campaign to raise $50,000 to help cover its costs. Like many locally owned book shops, the popular Maryland Avenue bookstore has seen sales fall in recent years as online sales have cut into its business.

Featured, Giving

Helping Baltimore’s Underserved Youth, One Soccer Ball at a Time

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 05, 2015 12:00pm

Robbie Palmisano, the founder of All KIds Should Play was recently Maryland's top High School volunteer winning the Prudential Community Spirit Award

Robbie Palmisano, the All Kids Should Play founder, was recently named MD’s top high school volunteer, winning the Prudential Community Spirit Award.

For years, I’ve been trying to find a home for three used tennis racquets, 10 soccer balls, two footballs, a mound of lacrosse stuff and a brand-new soccer net. Though I publish the How to Recycle and Donate ANYTHING in Baltimore Guide, besides golf equipment, I’d never found a good home for used sporting equipment. Until now. Baltimore teen Robbie Palmisano’s All Kids Should Play collects usable sports equipment and delivers it to Baltimore City’s underserved youth. This story may be just the motivation you need to de-clutter your garage.

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Featured, Food & Drink, Giving

Joe Squared is Raising Money from Pizza Lovers for a New Location in Station North

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:00pm

photo via Joe Squared.

photo via Joe Squared.

While Joe Squared’s Station North location is a much-loved neighborhood institution and perhaps even more-loved pizza, it’s not a secret that the building needs some work. When we visited earlier this year, the pizza spot had to close early because of plumbing issues. With the issues mounting and the landlord allegedly refusing to make repairs, owner Joseph Edwardsen is looking to move to a new location. Read More →

Culture, Giving, Sponsored Post

The Broadway Tenors: Three leading men. Three unbelievable voices. Get Tickets Now!

0 Written by: | Friday, May 22, 2015 12:00pm

EAMC - June 4 event - flyer - FINAL

Celebrate the best of Broadway in an enchanting evening of soaring melodies, while supporting older adults in Baltimore with The Broadway Tenors — The Myerberg Center’s 2015 Spring Fundraiser

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Giving, Lifeline

Baltimore Chosen as One of 5 Cities for Innovation Initiative

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:05am


A lot of people are spending a lot of time thinking about how to improve Baltimore. Now that the city has won a competitive grant to help promote local government innovation, they’ll have some funds to play around with. Read More →

Giving, Lifeline

How Being a Big Brother or Big Sister Can Help Baltimore

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:30pm

unknown-750xx167-94-0-24From the BBJ City Councilman Brandon Scott answered the question on everyone’s mind these days: What’s the one thing that could happen now to change the way children’s lives are led in Baltimore?
To this question on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this month, he answered, “[If] we could have every child that’s on the waiting list for a mentor in the city get a volunteer [to] step up.”

Scott is a man in touch with the community he represents. Read More →

Food & Drink, Giving, Sponsored Post

Full Society’s IndieGogo Campaign was a Success! Coming Soon to a Restaurant Near You.

0 Written by: | Monday, May 18, 2015 11:30am

static1.squarespaceFor a startup company, a moment to rest in the group’s accomplishments are rare.  There is a furious sprawl in every direction.  Expectations are constantly deceiving. Read More →

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