Budget Dumpster partnered with AIDS Interfaith Residential Services (AIRS) to renovate McCulloh Homes in Baltimore.

To assist the residents at McCulloh Homes transition into their new apartments, senior service coordinator Shanda Brown organized a “Dumpster Day”.

Budget Dumpster pitched in the best way it could – with a dumpster.

In November of 2016, McCulloh Homes, a NED (Non-Elderly Disabled) community in Baltimore, was purchased by The Community Builders (TCB). TCB, a nonprofit real estate developer whose premise is renewing low-income neighborhoods, contracted with Brown’s agency, AIDS Interfaith Residential Services (AIRS). The two collaborated to provide services on site to assist residents with varying needs.

ShandaBrown“As I was creating a calendar for the month I thought it would be a good idea with the holidays approaching to assist residents with preparing to transition out of their apartments. Residents have been waiting to officially transition out of their apartments for over a year and Dumpster Day was an event to kick it off.”

Shanda Brown I Senior Service Coordinator at McCulloh Homes

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Photo provided by Shanda Brown.

Budget Dumpster supported their efforts by donating a 30 yard dumpster so that the tenants could clean out clothing, dressers, mattresses, sofas and other household items in order to get ready for the renovations.

Over the next two years, McCulloh Homes will be fully renovated and each resident will be able to move into a newly updated apartment.

Interns from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and resident volunteers also helped with the project. Residents were assisted with moving bulk items out of their apartments, and our dumpster donation provided a place to dispose of some of those items.

Brown said the residents were excited to be able to get rid of their items and have support in doing so.

ShandaBrown“Many of the residents are elderly or have a disability and cannot lift heavy items. The Social Workers office and several volunteers went door knocking and assisted the residents with moving any items they wanted out of their home. … On behalf of The Community Builders and AIRS, we’d like to thank Budget Dumpster for donating a dumpster to make Dumpster Day a success.”

Shanda Brown I Senior Service Coordinator at McCulloh Homes

Our dumpster donation streamlined the process.

As with any donation, we cover the costs of delivery, pickup, disposal and local taxes. If you are in need of a dumpster for your community project or know of a worthy organization that is, please complete Budget Dumpster’s donation request form.