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Urban Crab Shack Teams Up With Local Church For Christmas Outreach

Urban Crab Shack Teams Up With Local Church For Christmas Outreach

Urban Crab Shack Teams Up With Local Church For Christmas Outreach

Parkville, Maryland, December 1st  Urban Crab Shack, a Baltimore County treasure located in the newly renovated Perring Plaza, will be vigorously assisting the Outreach Ministry for The Church of the Redeemed of the Lord (CRL) with their commendable charitable work throughout the month of December.  The CRL has been helping their community with outreach programs for 36 years, and Urban Crab Shack’s general manager saw a crucial opportunity to partner on improving the lives of others during the holiday season.  “People in our country and our world need to lend a hand to each other.  It’s been a rough couple of years.  Whether homeless or not, there are people all over our metro area that don’t have enough to eat, don’t have warm clothing, and aren’t able to afford Christmas gifts for their children,” stated Joe Tan, GM of Urban Crab Shack Parkville.  “We saw the holiday season as the perfect timing to reach out to our incredible customer base, and see who among us are able to help those others.”

The Church of the Redeemed of the Lord has always been an advocate of homeless and of poverty stricken citizens.  The Baltimore area has a large population of people who may not have the means to provide some basic necessities for their loved ones.  With the holidays comes cold and dangerous weather in Maryland.  It is during these months that people in need have a bigger need than usual.  “It is imperative that children have winter coats this time of year,” reflected Tan.  The CRL would like “to make the world a warmer, brighter place for families and their children,” wrote Director of Outreach Maureen Butler.  

The charitable program has been named the Little Hearts Christmas Outreach, and the recipients of the goodwill are the families of Walter P. Carter Elementary School in Baltimore City.  By contributing, locals are helping to create a holiday meal for their fellow Baltimoreans, in addition to the much needed supplies for their kids.  Also, the CRL Outreach Ministry brings up a very good point in a recent letter.  This philanthropy does not just assist our neighbors in need, but it also helps to lift the spirit of hope in the community during this holiday season.  It has not been an easy couple of years for a lot of people, and if you are living through poverty, it has inevitably been even more difficult.  In addition to a pandemic, Baltimore City has lived through a year that has been particularly violent.  Thus, Urban Crab Shack’s goal of giving a big push to those who need it most.

Urban Crab Shack is a newer venue off of Joppa Road in Parkville, and features seafood boils, steamed crabs, oysters, and a cajun flair not found anywhere in Baltimore.  The nightly specials and events keep this establishment lively and popular.  This popularity can lead to major contributions to this charitable cause, as the festive air permeates the holiday season and spirit.  The Church has members of the congregation who are from the Waverly, Govans, Pen Lucy, and Wilson Park neighborhoods.  These are historic communities who have always had a fighting spirit.  And these neighborhoods are only a handful of miles from Urban Crab Shack.  Monetary or in-kind donations are being requested.  “We would like to help as many causes as possible.  It is impossible to help everyone, so you have to choose sometimes.  This cause is very near and dear to my heart, and to my employees, and to our wonderful customers,” said Tan reflectively.  The donations are tax deductible, and can be made at Urban Crab Shack in Parkville.