Assistance for Families Impacted

The recent tragic events in Chesapeake Beach have led to an outpour of community members, civic organizations and local businesses seeking a channel to help the families impacted by the recent fires.

Listed below are ways you can help:

Town Hall will collect gift cards for purchases of clothing, personal items and groceries. Gift Cards can be dropped off at Town Hall from 8:30-4:30 pm. After hours donations can be placed in the secure drop box. Gift cards will be distributed through the Department of Social Services.

United Way make a monetary donation to the Chesapeake Beach Fire Relief Fund. Donations will go directly to the families impacted https://www.unitedwaycalvert.org/donate-chesapeake-beach-fire-relief-fund

The Northeast Community Center is collecting water, clothing and non-perishable food items, during open hours. American Legion will also be collecting the same donations from 12-8 pm daily.

CVS Pharmacy will be providing contributions of personal items.

Donations can be made to Red Cross. Donors can specify the community for funds to be contributed locally. https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html

Local businesses are encouraged to notify Town Hall if they are organizing a fund drive.

Chesapeake Beach and Local Happenings

LOCAL COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS:

Notice: Due to recent fire damage Kellam’s Field and the Tot Lot will remain closed until the area is cleared of debris. Updates will be provided as the area is cleaned and repaired. Thank you for your patience.

APRIL 26 – North Beach VFD Auxiliary – Quarter Auction Night. For more info, click here .

April 27 – End Hunger Bike Ride – We are expecting 700 cyclists through the Town of Chesapeake Beach. The busiest times are anticipated to be between 7:30am to 10:00am.  Please use caution and be careful when driving that day.

April 26-29 City Nature Challenge – A combination of organized activities and self directed searching are made available throughout the area. For more information, click here .

April 27 from 10 am-1 pm Bayfront Park Community Clean-up – Join your neighbors and friends at this family-friendly community event and help keep Bayfront Park pristine and clean. We will meet at Bayfront Park parking lot.  Water, gloves, rakes, trash grabbers, and trash bags will be provided.  Dress for the weather.  If you have questions, contact Keith Pardieck

North Beach VFD Auxiliary’s Yard Sale will be held from 8:00 am until 12:00pm on every 2nd Saturday of the month from April to October. Please contact Diana after 5:00pm, at 410/231-1775 to  reserve a table.

June 15 from 5 pm – 7 pm Bayfront Park Nature Walk & Talk Series:  Coastal Geology of Calvert Cliffs and Bayfront Park Beach.  Join Chesapeake Beach’s own Dr. Ken Rasmussen, Professor of Geology and Oceanography at Northern Virginia Community College, as he describes the ancient past recorded in our stretch of Calvert Cliffs, and the dynamic modern-day forces that continue to shape them today. Event suitable for ages 13+, minors must be accompanied by responsible adult. No pets please. The event is free but registration is required as group size will be limited to 15 people. To register or for more information (SOLD OUT), click here .

The Beach Elementary School PTA Nominating Committee would like to inform you of the upcoming PTA officer elections and invite parents to consider becoming involved in PTA activities during the 2019-2020 school year. Our goal is to elect officers who will work to build the Beach community. The deadline for submitting applications is May 1, 2019. The nominating committee will review all applications and contact all interested parents. To nominate yourself click here .

For more information on any of the above “Happenings,” contact Marti Gilpin (Office and Community Involvement Coordinator for the Town of Chesapeake Beach, MD)  410-257-2230  or via email  .