Provides fire and Emergency Medical Services. Also holds a variety of fundraising events. Participates in Caroline Summerfest, & Ridgely Strawberry festival. Fire hall available for public use (rental). Room capacity:150. Table and chairs available. If you are interested in making use of the hall, contact us to request a date/time. You should expect to sign an agreement regarding use and provide a deposit to hold the date. The deposit will be returned after the event, once it is determined that the hall has been returned to a satisfactory condition
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.
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.
The Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) is an organization serving homeless individuals and families from Talbot County and surrounding areas. It is operated by staff and volunteers from local faith-based communities and other concerned citizens. Potential guests must agree to a background check and an interview with our Operations Manager for admission to the program. TIS provides transitional housing for families as well as overnight shelter for individuals.
We offer our participants and riders a safe, enjoyable experience in a pleasant and serene environment. TTR's seven programs build confidence and self-esteem, improve balance, coordination, and range of motion to increase muscle strength and flexibility. Our programs offer an opportunity to become more independent, acquire new skills, take on new responsibilities, make new friends (some with four legs). Come and experience a new way to view the world - from the back of a horse. We are conveniently located on the county school bus route. Talisman Therapeutic Riding is a PATH International Center (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship). We are a worksite location for the Caroline County School-to-Work Transition Program.
The program’s goal is to build confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of accomplishment. Riders also improve their attention span and their ability to follow directions. We work on coordination and spatial relationships as well as stretching and strengthening exercises.
In addition to Therapeutic Riding, TSR offers Hippotherapy, a treatment technique used by our occupational therapist to improve balance, coordination, muscle strengthening, motor planning and sensory processing. The movement of the horse is what is most important and the goals are similar to those used in a traditional medical facility. The therapist does not teach riding skills, rather she focuses on the individual’s needs and selects exercises and activities to meet those needs.
Provide safe, affordable, and energy efficient homes for low-income families in Caroline County. Partner families work alongside volunteers and local contractors under Habitat construction supervision. Low-cost mortgages are provided in order to promote long term homeownership. Also, Habitat participates in the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI)- which may include rehabilitation of vacant and foreclosed properties, house repairs and weatherization. Applications are being accepted for low-income homeowners. Habitat partners with other community organizations to provide services that enhance the overall quality of life in struggling neighborhoods.
A primarily social group that meets monthly. Will undertake agreed upon community projects as they come along and donates money to charitable organizations. Members volunteer their time in a variety of organizations in the community.