Todd Cherkis 2017
I'm running this year to honor the hard work of so many Baltimore residents who are developing community land trusts in their neighborhoods to rejuvenate public spaces for art, green space, and gardens; to rebuild vacant properties into permanently affordable housing so that low income residents can build equity, and to reclaim leadership so sorely lacking in our city where we have experienced generational disinvestment and continued segregation. I am excited that all the money I raise will go to rebuild the first community land trust home in Baltimore!
Behind our home in Better Waverly is a green field that residents reclaimed and the city eventually protected. We planted apple trees, wild flowers and even have two bee hives. My daughters spend hours in the field collecting bugs, finding rocks, and climbing trees (my eight yr old is pictured). By donating to this campaign you are helping support resident voices and the rebuilding of Baltimore.