Mayor Scott Announces Extension of the Key Bridge Emergency Response Fund, Thanks Supporters of the Fund

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Brandon M. Scott
Baltimore City
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BALTIMORE, MD (Friday, May 31, 2024) – Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MIMA) announced the extension of the City’s Key Bridge Emergency Response Fund.  

Shortly after the Key Bridge’s collapse on March 26, the MIMA organized the Key Bridge Emergency Response Fund through the Baltimore Civic Fund. The fund has received outstanding support from Baltimore City, as well as individuals from around the world, collecting over $800,000 to assist the survivors and the victim’s families who have been directly impacted. Mayor Brandon M. Scott, MIMA and the Baltimore Civic Fund thank all of those who have donated to the Key Bridge Emergency Response Fund. The Key Bridge Emergency Response Fund was originally set to stop accepting donations on May 31, 2024, but due to the continued support of the Fund, MIMA and the Civic Fund have determined that the Key Bridge Emergency Response Fund will remain open until August 31, 2024. This outpouring of support has shown us that individuals, both in Baltimore and across the globe, care about our region and the people who call it home. 

The primary objective of this fund is to alleviate the financial burden faced by the survivors and the victims’ families. Donations will continue to be used to support the direct needs of the families impacted, including everything from rent to food costs. Donations to the fund will help alleviate stress on the victims’ families as they grieve the loss of their loved one and provide solace that their community is here to support them.  

“I have given my word that we will continue to do everything in our power to support the survivors and victims' families through this unthinkable tragedy,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MIMA) and many other entities have continued to work to support the survivors and victims’ families impacted by the collapse. I personally want to thank everyone who has contributed to the Key Bridge Emergency Response Fund. As Baltimore does time and time again, we are committed to coming together to wrap our arms around our neighbors during their time of need.” 

“Donations to the Key Bridge Emergency Response Fund have helped us to support the families during a time of immense change and upheaval. Your contributions have opened doors to make sure that the families can prioritize grieving their loved one and remembering their life, in addition to making sure that they are able to connect with family members both in and out of Baltimore City.” said Catalina Rodriguez Lima, founding Director of the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MIMA).  

“We at the Baltimore Civic Fund are proud to step in during this difficult time to provide rapid, emergency support to our neighbors” said HyeSook Chung, President of the Baltimore Civic Fund.  

The Key Bridge Emergency Response Fund has received donations from 5,584 donors for a total of $858,164.41. These donors have exemplified the meaning behind “Baltimore Strong” showing their commitment and care for their neighbors during this time of hardship and grief. Below we have listed the individuals and groups who donated more than $1,000 before May 30th and who have consented in having their name shared with the public. Their generosity and support are greatly appreciated. 


$1,000 - $9,999
ActBlue Charities Hill-Snowdon Foundation
Maria Anderson Index Analytic
Dwight Bartholomew Peter Keisler
Boscov’s Department Store George Korphage
Cape Foundation of Maryland Lega Calcio Serie A
Deight Chandler Asuncion Martinez
Annie Demczak Memorial Episcopal Church
Marc Dixon Jennifer Molina
Domino Foods Inc NOVA Catholic Community
Dutch Courage Oriole Advocates Charitable Foundation, Inc.
James Chapman Michelle Pratt
Louis Christopher Magan Ruthke
Nancy Codori Timothy Soncrant
Ebenezer Baptist Church Southway Builders Charitable Trust, Inc
Cecil Flamer Barbara Stiefel
Linda Foreman Matthew Vieyra
Harkins Foundation Inc Woo-suk Yang


$10,000 - $29,999
Clayton Baker Trust
James & Joyce Giles Foundation
Maryland Brand Management
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church
Puppie Love
Southwest Airlines


$30,000 and more
Vivian Mora Duenas
George A. Roche

If you are interested in donating, please visit the Baltimore Civic Fund website. MIMA and the Civic Fund are committed to providing monthly updates to stakeholders, donors, and the wider community on the use of the funds.

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