The Baltimore Station’s First Virtual Homerun for Recovery Raises More Than $95,000

Proceeds from Homerun for Recovery support programming for homeless veterans 

The Baltimore Station, an organization that provides therapeutic residential and community-based outpatient treatment programs for veterans and others transitioning through the cycle of poverty, substance use disorder, and homelessness to regain self-sufficiency, recently hosted the 29th annual Homerun for Recovery fundraiser, held for the first time as a virtual event. The organization is pleased to announce that this year’s event raised more than $95,000, which directly supports the clients in The Baltimore Station’s program.

On Thursday, April 22, more than 400 people tuned in to the virtual event presented by Fortego, a Blue Halo company. Attendees experienced four concerts by local bands playing a mix of musical genres—Boot ‘N Rally (country), Midnite Run (classic rock), APS (Advance Party Solutions) (pop) and Dat Feel Good (Motown/Jazz)–while enjoying a curated menu including appetizers and cocktails from the 206 Restaurant Group, owners of Pratt Street Ale House, Oliver Brewing Company, The Ale House Columbia Five & Dime Ale House, Chesapeake Cider Company, Park Tavern and Donnelly’s Dockside.

“Given the pandemic and how many unknowns there were with hosting this event virtually, we could not be more thrilled with the outcome,” said Kim Callari, director of development & communications at The Baltimore Station. “Our volunteers and supporters came together and showed their support for the organization and our men. In addition to directly supporting the men in the program, some of the funds will be used to replace part of the HVAC system in our South Baltimore facility and upgrade some of the kitchen appliances.”

This year’s Homerun for Recovery success was driven by ticket purchases for the virtual concert, online silent auction and corporate sponsorships. Additionally, a “Fund A Need” campaign targeted to volunteers resulted in more than $16,000 in donations.

Next year, The Baltimore Station will celebrate its 30th annual Homerun for Recovery. More information about the event will be available later this year.

About The Baltimore Station

The Baltimore Station provides therapeutic residential and community-based outpatient treatment programs to individuals—primarily veterans—dealing with homelessness and substance use disorder. Its innovative programming helps break the cycle of poverty and supports individuals as they become self-sufficient members of society. Accredited by one of the nation’s most prestigious accrediting bodies for rehabilitation facilities, The Baltimore Station is the area’s largest VA funded Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program and the only long-term residential program, providing up to 24 months of clinical care and life skills development to encourage a smoother transition to the real world and guaranteed lifelong success. In addition to its residential program, The Baltimore Station provides outpatient programming to provide therapeutic relapse prevention services to those recovering from substance use disorder and also workforce development programming that provides residential services that facilitate stabilization and transition to permanent housing and sustainable income. At The Baltimore Station, we turn lives around.