How to help Ellicott City

By Larry Richardson

(May 29, 2018—ANNAPOLIS, Md.) As many of you know by now, historic Ellicott City in Howard County was struck on May 27th by flooding of massive proportions – the second time in less than two years – that caused substantial damage and destruction of homes and businesses along Main Street.

We have reached out to our friend and colleague Leonardo McClarty, president and CEO of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce and current president of the Maryland Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives or MACCE. Leonardo has assured us that while the Howard County Chamber offices did not sustain any damage, there are members, colleagues, friends and citizens of Howard County who were not so fortunate.

With Leonardo’s permission, we are forwarding you his recent message to us and to his colleagues at MACCE, highlighting several avenues where help is welcomed. If you can be of any assistance to those impacted by this devastating event, please utilize the links below.

We are more than business; we are community.

As I am sure each of you are now aware, our historic district was decimated by flooding this past Saturday for the second time in two years.

As you can imagine, Howard County residents and in particular historic Ellicott City residents and business owners are dealing with a myriad of emotions from shock, anger, dismay, and fear, to name a few. If you are so inclined, it is my hope that you will share the links listed below with your respective networks so that we can support our merchants and residents in their time of need.   

 As for my Chamber, we are fine. We have no issues of any sort and are operating business as usual.


Leonardo McClarty

Howard County Chamber of Commerce

President & CEO

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