Emergency Deployment Center
Our Emergency Deployment Center (EDC) is housed in a 3,000-square foot building in Baltimore. The space is set up to accommodate an inventory of disaster- and crisis-response supplies, such as dried food, survival materials, and equipment. When needed, supplies are distributed through a network of service providers including non-profit organizations, church-affiliated groups, homeless shelters, community development centers, as well as city, state and federal agencies.
The EDC is also the source for our Healthy Food Deployment Program, through which we deliver food and other supplies to homeless people, refugee and poverty-stricken families, and senior residents. We manage a network of food providers, such as food manufacturers and produce growers, to support our programs.
In addition, our EDC supports the community by providing volunteer programs that include disaster- and crisis-response training, as well as development workshops that teach healing and expression through art for people in need.