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Local Companies Honored by Red Cross for Dundalk Relief

Several area businesses were given recognition by the American Red Cross of Central Maryland recently for their commitment to the Dundalk Community in a time of need. Len the Plumber was honored with the Community Partnership of the Year Award. The company donated hot water heaters and installation to more than half of the homes affected after a 72 inch water main broke and flooded neighborhoods in Dundalk last fall. The award was established in 1966 by the American Red Cross of Central Maryland to recognize the corporation or foundation that best exemplifies community leadership in charitable giving. (Photo attached: Len the Plumber representative Lisa Harris accepts the Community Partnership of the Year award from Red Cross board member Bonnie Stein.)

Several other companies were recognized with the Red Cross Good Neighbor Award for their contributions during the Dundalk flood. The award is presented to an individual or organization outside of the Red Cross for making a contribution to the community in support of the American Red Cross of Central Maryland relief efforts. The recipients were Clorox, Burger King, Chik Fil A, Home Depot and Wal Mart.

The awards were presented at the Red Cross annual meeting held on June 17.

The American Red Cross of Central Maryland shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides lifesaving blood to area hospitals; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information, please visit or Twitter us at