The Berlin Fire Company much like the community we serve, is a work in progress. We strive to serve the best that we can. As our lives get more and more busy, it is harder to find people in the community who are willing to sacrifice the time from their families to become part of the fire company. But, for those that do, the rewards and satisfaction you get is well worth it.
BBB helps people find and recommend businesses, brands, and charities they can trust.
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BBB offers its national and local consumer services online and in person. Through our efforts, BBB helps millions of people each year.
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The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Inc. is a public foundation serving the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, specifically Somerset County, Wicomico County, and Worcester County. Established in 1984, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, Inc. is a local philanthropic expert committed to connecting donors with community needs. Gifts to the Community Foundation create permanent endowment funds that steadily grow in value over time and produce income for grants to local charitable nonprofit organizations. To learn more about how to become a partner in charitable giving with the Community Foundation, visit our Give page. To learn about how to apply for grants and scholarships from CFES funds, visit the Receive page. Or, at any time, our Staff welcomes your call or email.
In fiscal year 2015 the Foundation made over 1,500 grants totaling $5 million as scholarships and as grants, to nonprofit and faith-based organizations to help improve the quality of life for the citizens of this region. To view a list of grantees, visit our grantmaking page.
Encourage philanthropy and strengthen our communities.
Increase annual grant making to $10 million by 2024
Integrity is the cornerstone of our values. It means we are above reproach in everything we do. We believe it is not only important to know the right thing to do, but equally important to do the right thing.
Leadership includes not only seizing the initiative but also challenging others to improve the communities we serve. We strive to be creative, thoughtful and innovative in our efforts to serve as the respected resource for regional philanthropy.
Collaboration with interested parties will make it possible to facilitate the most favorable solutions for those we serve; to build consensus in the face of adversity; and to empower others to build lasting partnerships. We embrace our shared responsibility in working toward productive solutions.
Transparency is the best way to prove to others that we are upholding our values. It makes mutual trust possible and helps make our actions understandable. We expect to provide information that will give stakeholders more power and the freedom to make informed decisions.
Respect means operating in a spirit of cooperation and valuing human dignity. It includes embracing different cultures, recognizing unique needs, and honoring diversity. We endeavor to treat others as we expect to be treated.
Accountability for our actions, decisions, and results helps keep us connected to those we serve. It focuses on keeping commitments, achieving results, and exercising sound judgment. We take responsibility for our performance in all our decisions and actions.
Ocean Pines is a premier residential community nestled on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in Northern Worcester County. With over 9 miles of waterfront property on 3,000 acres of wooded areas, with amenities throughout the community including a beachfront property located in Ocean City on the Atlantic Ocean. Today, there are approximately 8,452 platted lots in the community with about 12,000 full-time residents and 8,000 part-time residents and associated guests living and participating in Ocean Pines. It also has restaurants, shops and extensive recreation facilities such as a racquet complex, golf course, five swimming pools, two marinas and more, all supported by the Homeowners Association Fee. Community Map | OPA Playbook Staff Directory
Ocean Pines will be a premier resort community, offering exceptional value and quality of life to property owners who are diverse in age, economic status and interests.
Provide the governance, administration, facilities, services and amenities that are necessary to make Ocean Pines an attractive, affordable, safe and enjoyable place to live and work.
9 miles of waterfront property
Over 3,000 shaded acres
12,000 full time residents
20,000 summertime residents
8,452 platted lots
7,500 homes built
197 condos / 109 townhomes
Four Outdoor Pools, One Indoor Heated Pool
18 Hole Robert Trent Jones Golf Course
Yacht Club Full Service Restaurant
Two Marinas & Numerous Launch Sites
Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Bocce Courts
Playgrounds, Parks, and Walking Trails
Two Volunteer Fire Stations
Accredited Police Force
Ocean City Beach Parking
Beach Club Bar & Grill
Social Clubs and Civic Organizations
THE OCEAN PINES COMMUNITY IS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY OF
Public and private schools
Continuing education facilities
Catered & independent living facilities
55-plus residential community located in Ocean Pines
2 top-notch hospitals
A well-rounded list of medical specialists
A regional airport
Numerous outlet shops and malls
Local Chambers of Commerce
The beach and Ocean City
Non-formal education component of Maryland’s land grant Universities – University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College Park, and University of Maryland Eastern Shore, bringing research-based information and programming to the community through agriculture and natural resources, consumer and family sciences, financial literacy, and 4-H youth development.
Snow Hill, MD
P.O BOX 219
WCDC provides services to adults with developmental disabilities. Available services include pre-vocational training, job placement, supported employment, transportation, residential options, individual support services, health services, socialization, etc.
Since its inception in 1997, Worcester County GOLD (Giving Other Lives Dignity) continues to work diligently to provide vital support to enhance the lives of Worcester County Residents who experience an emergency situation while already living in poverty and low-income circumstances including infants and children, families in crisis, those who are homeless, and children transitioning from homes into foster care.
Snow Hill, MD
“Provides a broad spectrum of services to help people of all ages lead healthy, fulfilling lives, including counseling services, education, outreach, support, professional education, training and advocacy for children.”
WYFCS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and families socially, emotionally, and academically to build confidence, independence, and self-sufficiency. The organization provides mental health care, youth enrichment programs, family support, and advocacy for children in the child welfare system. Our goal is for strength and prosperity in the community by offering support systems to families, friends, and neighbors. We strive to stop child abuse, empower youth, prevent homelessness, and enlighten all. Each year we protect more than 45 children from abuse, enlighten more than 80 children through education and experiences, prevent more than 400 families from insolvency, and help hundreds through life’s emotional challenges. Through our work and partnerships, we make the community healthier, stronger and more productive.