Provides free home repair services to low-income, elderly, disabled, veterans and families with children who own their homes and are facing necessary but unaffordable house repairs. If the applicant does not qualify for the free Rebuilding Together service, they will be referred to other agencies for assistance. There is also a self-sustaining salvage operation where useable building materials, household goods, and working appliances are accepted as donations and re-sold at a low cost. The River Landing Salvage Depot (at the corner of River Landing Road and Bridge Street in West Denton) is open from 9 AM-12 Noon the 1st 3rd Saturdays of every month. for the collection and resale at very affordable prices - of donated, reusable building materials, fixtures and appliances. The environmentally-friendly Salvage Depot keeps reusable materials out of the landfill and provides some funds for the home repair/renovation work that our affiliate has been doing in Caroline County for the past nine years. Our new location right on the Choptank River highlights our mission to go green, save Caroline County homes and our vital riverway. Volunteers can do building work, haul materials or clean-up. Volunteers can also help sell useable building materials and working appliances or help accept donations. Volunteers are needed to guide applicants through the application process.
The Register of Wills is responsible for appointing personal representatives to administer decedents' estates and for overseeing the proper and timely administration of these proceedings. We also perform the following duties: assist and advise the public in the preparation of all required forms; maintain and preserve the permanent record of all proceedings; serve as the Clerk to the Orphans' Court; track estates and refer delinquent matters to the Court; determine and collect inheritance taxes and probate fees/court costs; audit accounts of personal representatives and guardians; mail various notices and court orders to interested persons; and, verify compliance with court orders.
RESET Program is an early intervention opportunity for parents of teens and young adults who may or may not have fallen victim to Peer Pressure, Poor Grades, Disrespect to Family or alcohol and/or drugs. The RESET Program serves young offenders between the ages of 10 - 24 through a series of four structured classes, students are educated about the importance of family along with sharing information about peer pressure and social media. Goal setting includes their life's ambitions including their peer support and family support. Our students also learn about the truths relating to use of alcohol and drugs. RESET any teen and young adult regardless of the place of residence. RESET is presented in Queen Anne's and Kent Counties. www.resetmaryland.com -
Training for Intervention ProcedureS (TIPS) Program is offered to Liquor licensees, Bartenders, Cashiers and Servers of alcohol allowing each employee to better understand the law and their civic responsibility. TIPS training provides servers the ability to enhance their "people" skills and to recognize someone who is becoming intoxicated and understanding their right of refusal to continue serving patrons and how to assist in having patrons get home safely. Each attendee, upon completing the written examination receives a four year certification. For more information or to register: www.tipsmaryland.com
The Ridgely Historical Society is a chapter of the Caroline County Historical Society, created in April 2006. There are engraved memorial bricks for sale that will be placed near the old Railroad Station in Ridgely. Also for sale are Ridgely town clock minutes and Ridgely Christmas ornaments. Meetings are the 1st Thursday of the month at 7 PM, at the Ridgely Town Hall at 2 Central Avenue. Call to confirm meeting time and location before planning to attend. Donations of Ridgely memorabilia are gladly accepted.
The Ridgely Lions serve the Ridgely community in many ways to include, but not limited to: assistance with eye exams and eyeglasses for those in need (applications are available at Ridgely Elementary School, St. Martins Ministries, the Health Department and Department of Social Services); the Strawberry Festival; the Christmas Parade (the first Saturday in December); placement of decorative/seasonal banners throughout town; sponsorship of baseball and soccer teams; and three $1000 scholarships to Ridgely area college-bound students. We also make donations to many charitable organizations and youth groups throughout the community. As part of Lions International we make yearly donations to the Low Vision Research Center (The Wilmer Eye Clinic at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD) and the Lions Leader Dog Program.
Meeting Dates, Location and Time:
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month (September through June) at the Ridgely United Methodist Church Hall (on Central Avenue in Ridgely). Our meetings start at 6:30 PM and run approximately 90 minutes.
To provide emergency fire, rescue and EMS services to the citizens of Caroline and surrounding counties as needed. There is a Junior Cadet program for teenagers ages 12-15. Cadet program starts at age 16. Youth volunteers are accepted at ages 16-18 for Junior Fire Fighter, and those 18 and older can become full members. You must apply to the fire department for admission for their free fire or EMS training, and a background check is required. Persons interested in joining RVFD may print a membership application from our website at www.rvfd400.com and bring complete application to the fire department. A meeting room/Fire hall is available for rent and seats 150 people. Charge is $50 per hour to a maximum of $300 per event. For hall bookings please visit our website or call 410-634-2424.
Offers 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments. One bedroom apartments and for seniors and disabled persons only. Rent is based on income, no section 8 certificates accepted. Credit and criminal background checks required. There is a waiting list.
Offers a Cooperative Coparenting class for parents who are court-ordered to attend in Caroline & Talbot Counties. Parents may also voluntarily attend, e.g., those who are not court-ordered, as well as those from other counties. Classes take place at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton and the Talbot County Futures for Families center 19466 Pintail Drive, Suite 10, Easton, MD
Offers 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with rent based on income. Accepts Section 8. Credit and criminal background checks required. There is a $20 application fee payable only by money order. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. There is a short waiting list.