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Stillmeadow Community Fellowship in Baltimore

A Resiliency Hub in Baltimore, Maryland, is having a major impact on the community surrounding Stillmeadow Community Fellowship in Baltimore, Maryland. This Community Resiliency Hub supports the church’s ongoing service to the community through food donation operations, childcare, and other community outreach efforts.

The resiliency hub at the Stillmeadow Community Fellowship is powered by a 20 kW solar installation connected to 20 kWh of battery storage. This facility is a centralized, trusted organization where community members can access reliable power for their essential devices, continue to receive information as emergency situations develop, store medications sensitive to temperature, and safely gather in the aftermath of an emergency or severe weather event to allow the community to recover safely and effectively.

Groundswell helped facilitate funding for this Resiliency Hub, enabling Stillmeadow Community Fellowship to meet the greatest needs within the neighborhood while building on its ongoing work. This Resiliency Hub is possible thanks to the committed leadership at Stillmeadow Community Fellowship and the City of Baltimore, in partnership with Groundswell and the Maryland Energy Administration.

This resiliency hub was funded through a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration, and this work was made possible through ongoing support from the Baltimore Office of Sustainability. SunCatch Energy — a fourth-generation, Black-owned business with a track record of successful solar installations in the District and Maryland — led engineering, procurement, and construction for this project with support from DOTS Energy — a minority-led solar battery storage company.

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