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Maryland groups expect big turnout at Martin Luther King Jr. Day service activities

January 17, 2016 – On the eve of President Barack Obama’s first inauguration — Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2009 — he asked Americans to honor the slain civil rights leader by volunteering in their communities.

Former Marine brings leadership skills to inner city Baltimore

December 17, 2015 – The 6th Branch focuses its efforts in the East Baltimore communities of Oliver, Darley Park and Johnston Square. Landymore, who joined the group in 2011, said the organization works to turn vacant lots into playgrounds, parks, gardens and operational urban farms.

Veteran Aritst Program Podcast Episode 023:  No idea what we were doing…and it was better that way

October 20, 2015 – Rich Moore used to be in the Marines, and is now an Army Clinical Psychologist. Rich was a founding board member for VAP and also a co-founder of The 6th Branch, an organization near and dear to my heart from my time in Baltimore.

Serving the Region:  Jews from three states, Washington, D.C., team up during month of service

September 24, 2015 – For the fourth consecutive year, volunteers from Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., are participating in a number of service projects as part of the Governor’s Day to Serve. Among the Baltimore contribution is a concerted effort by Jewish Volunteer Connection, including activities that range from a month-long food drive at the Park Heights JCC to a neighborhood beautification project in partnership with the 6th Branch, a community service nonprofit for veterans.

Raising a garden in Baltimore

September 4, 2015 – The Baltimore 1st Service Platoon deployed to Baltimore City Urban Farm this past weekend to help prepare them for the fall harvest.

‘This is what The American Legion does’

August 28, 2015 – Eschewing the normal touristy activities associated with traveling, nearly 50 volunteers from the Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion chose to give their time helping clean up what one local resident termed a long-time “eyesore.”

American Legion making a difference in Baltimore

August 28, 2015 – The American Legion is holding its 97th annual convention in Balimore.  More than 10,000 veterans are here for the weekend, and Friday dozens spent the day in east Baltimore clearing out debris and building something for the whole community to enjoy. The American Legion also got together with members of The 6th Branch, which is a local veterans organization that does community projects every Friday.

Developer takes big picture spproach in Baltimore neighborhood

August 3, 2015 – There’s a group of local veterans known as, who contribute a range of initiatives including an urban farm down the block from Come Home Baltimore’s office, which a few neighbors cited as their favorite part of Oliver.

Lending a hand to serve our communities

May 14, 2015 – Volunteers worked outdoors with the 6th Branch to clean up and maintain lots in a Baltimore neighborhood.

TILLMAN TUESDAY: Scholar Rich Moore has a Heart for Helping Local Community

May 12, 2015 – In this week’s Tillman Tuesday we catch up with scholar Rich (Blake) Moore from our first class of Tillman Scholars. A proud Marine and Army veterans as well as recent newlywed, Rich calls Baltimore home.

Veteran Resource Podcast Episode 005 Rich Moore – The 6th Branch

April 22, 2015 – Rich Moore is a former Marine and is currently a Clinical Psychologist in the United States Army. Rich is also the Co-founder and Executive Board Co-Chairman of The 6th Branch.

Sense of mission, dedication to duty, love of country – Veterans use their strengths to tackle community problems

February 19, 2015 – Meet the Daily Point of Light-winning 6th Branch. Read the story of the veterans behind the group and nominate a person or organization you know as a Point of Light.

BGE employees participate in MLK Day of Service

January 26, 2015 – In celebration, recognition and honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) employees teamed up for a day of service with three community service organizations across Baltimore. BGE employee volunteers and members of the employee resource group, Exelon’s African-American Resource Alliance (EAARA), Baltimore Chapter, participated in “A Day ON,” with local nonprofits Art with a Heart, The Loading Dock and The Sixth Branch.

BGE, CareFirst, Constellation, Legg Mason, T. Rowe Price, Transamerica and Under Armour Team Up to Honor National 9/11 Day of Service with Veteran-Led The 6th Branch Nonprofit Organization

September 11, 2014 – In honor of the anniversary of 9/11, nearly 200 volunteers teamed up with the veteran-led nonprofit organization, The 6th Branch, for a day of service in the Johnston Square neighborhood of Baltimore City.

BUILD asks: Why won’t the city take care of Ambrose Kennedy Park? – Baltimore Brew

July 30, 2014 – Residents say they’ve rolled up their sleeves to fix the long-neglected east Baltimore park – city says it’s helping, denies foot-dragging.

The City Paper’s Best of Baltimore 2013 – Best Homefront Heroes

June 11, 2014 – For the past three years this nonprofit organization of veterans has found ways to, as it puts it, tackle community service with the “same intensity, urgency, and efficiency of a combat operation.”

UB students spend spring break giving back to the community

March 16, 2014 – Over spring break, groups of UB law students help improve the quality of life for Baltimore residents, especially those in the neighborhoods around UB.

5 Questions that Matter with Dave Landymore – What Weekly

February 5, 2014 – My goal with the leadership column is to create a bridge between the up and coming cultural creatives and entrepreneurs driving the Baltimore Renaissance and established leaders who have made an impact in the world. We have much to learn from each other.

Champions of Courage – WBFF Baltimore

January 25, 2014 – This morning, Dave Landymore accepted the “Champions of Courage” Award on behalf The 6th Branch, marking the first time in 27 years that the award has been presented to an entire organization.

Branching Out – Baltimore Style Magazine

January 23, 2014 – A farm stand, a playground and a stronger community grow in Oliver—with help from a group of military veterans called The 6th Branch.

Group’s day of service in city honors 9/11 victims – WBAL

September 11, 2013 – In east Baltimore, a group of corporate volunteers marked the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a day of service by cleaning up the city’s Oliver neighborhood.

Volunteers join forces for Operation Oliver – WBAL

January 21, 2013 – Veteran-led organization sponsors cleanup

Extending a ‘branch’ to a neighborhood in need – GradPsych Magazine, American Psychological Association

January 2013 – Graduate student and military veteran Rich Blake’s The 6th Branch organization aims to revitalize a struggling Baltimore neighborhood.

Rawlings-Blake Announces Community Clean Competition – CBS Baltimore

April 21, 2012 – If you looked around Saturday, it seemed as if a lot of people were getting yardwork done before the rain.

Recon:  Raising Oliver – Pentagon Channel Documentary

March 5, 2012 – This 27-minute Emmy Award-winning Pentagon Channel documentary tells the story of OpOliver’s beginning and some of the leaders behind it. We worked closely with their producers to provide a real, raw look at the work being done in the neighborhood.

War Veterans’ Stories Return – WYPR Midday with Dan Rodricks

February 23, 2012 – Midday is WYPR’s daily public affairs program heard from noon-2pm, Monday-Friday.

February 19, 2012 – Veteran Journal

January 16, 2012 – Fox 45

January 5, 2012 – Christian Broadcast Network

January 3, 2012 – ABC World News

December 26, 2011 – The Pentagon Channel

December 25, 2011 – The Los Angeles Times

December 11, 2011 – Black is the New Green

December 10, 2011 – Fox 45

December 8, 2011 – The Baltimore Sun

November 28, 2011 – Amplify Baltimore Presented by Civic Frame

November 11, 2011 – The Grio

November 10, 2011 – WYPR Midday with Dan Rodricks

*October 22, 2011 – The London Times

*October 17, 2011 – BBC World Service

*October 10, 2011 – BBC Radio 4 “PM”

October 3, 2011 – North Baltimore Patch

Octoboer 1, 2011 –

September 28, 2011 – City Paper

September 28, 2011 – WBAL

September 26, 2011 – UMBC Serves

September 22, 2011 – What Weekly

September 21, 2011 – BaltimoreBORN

September 15, 2011 – Amplify Baltimore Presented by Civic Frame

September 14, 2011 – Amplify Baltimore Presented by Civic Frame

Semptember 6, 2011 – Pat Tillman Foundation

July 19, 2011 – Bmore Media

July 13, 2011 – Baltimore BORN

July 11, 2011 – Baltimore Ravens

June 9, 2011 – Pat Tillman Foundation


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