Service Spotlight

The 6th Branch would not exist if not for the relentless effort of our volunteers. Occasionally, we put down the shovels to thank individuals in our family of volunteers who have gone above and beyond in their service to the Baltimore community.
  • Alex Bee

    Let’s hear it for this week’s Service Spotlight recipient, Alex Bee! As with many other members of our close family, Alex joined us for the first time at this year’s MLK Day of Service at Ambrose Kennedy Park and has been a fixture at Semper Fridays and other service opportunities ever since. If he’s not working side by side with volunteers, Continue Reading...

  • Allie Miller

    The #ServiceSpotlight is back, and this week we highlight superstar student/scholar and relentless community servant Allie Miller! In her capacity as Community Service Chair of the American Medical Association Medical Student Senate, this Johns Hopkins medical student raised $3,500 in grants and donations for the Oliver Community Farm, and also helped coordinate our Urban Farmer for a Day event in February. Not Continue Reading...

  • Hunter Riley

    This week’s Service Spotlight is on Hunter Riley. In his capacity as former director of the Pat Tillman Foundation’s Tillman Military Scholars program, Hunter facilitated the relationships that would lead to the founding of T6B. Throughout our early development, he was our biggest supporter providing advice, encouragement, and helping us build relationships. Hunter was also the spark that ignited Operation Continue Reading...

  • John DiSepio

    There’s always a lingering question before the start of each T6B service project…..do you think Tuna will show up? John DiSepio (AKA Tuna) is known for driving long distances, sometimes from out of state, and showing up unannounced to put in some good old hard work with T6B. He’s a dedicated volunteer, donor, advisory board member, and mustache extraordinaire. Its Continue Reading...

  • Peter Jackson

    This week’s #ServiceSpotlight is on Peter Jackson. How many hats can one #T6B family member wear? Volunteer, donor, Advisory Board Member, fundraising adviser, & badass in general, Peter has been an integral part of #T6B and our success. You may know him as the Vice President of GiveCorps and you might have noticed the whole #GivingTuesday thing yesterday. We challenge Continue Reading...

  • Jeremy Johnson

    This week’s #ServiceSpotlight is on Jeremy Johnson. Jeremy has been with #T6B for over three years, and was one of our first volunteers to come on board after we were founded. He has served as a volunteer Public Relations Director, Social Media Director, Board Member, and general volunteer. We are proud to have been a part of Jeremy’s transition back Continue Reading...

  • Jewish Volunteer Connection

    This week’s #ServiceSpotlight is on the Jewish Volunteer Connection, a program of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. JVC has been one of our strongest volunteer partners for the past few years. From helping us organize volunteers for our last MLK Day of Service to providing 40 volunteers on their Good Deeds Day in March, to many, many other Continue Reading...

  • Briony, Lindsey, Meg, and Lisa

    This week’s #ServiceSpotlight is on the outstanding organizers of last Saturday’s #CardboardChallenge in Oliver: Briony Evans Hynson, Lindsey Jones, Meg Harnett, and Lisa Parker. These four are completely responsible for the planning, organization, and execution of our second annual Global Day of Play and #T6B would like to thank them for another outstanding success! Moreover, these ladies should be commended Continue Reading...

  • Tracy Miller

    Before #T6B had a logo, a website, or a plan, we looked for established community members that would take the leap and support and foster our fledgling idea. The first person we turned to was Gold Star Mother Tracy Miller, and she became our first advisory board member. Tracy has helped us tremendously by linking us into various networks, fundraising, Continue Reading...

  • Lisa Parker

    This week’s Service Spotlight is on Lisa Parker! One of our most consistent and dedicated Semper Friday volunteers, Lisa’s contributions have been huge. And in addition to sweating it out on Fridays, Lisa is a photographer and serves on our social media team helping us capture and promote our mission to the public. We are extremely lucky to have Lisa Continue Reading...

  • Ladies of Together We Serve

    In light of the tremendous success that was last week’s 9/11 National Day of Service in Oliver, this week’s Service Spotlight is on the ladies who make our Together We Serve partnership happen. On behalf of the corporate partners that they represent, these ladies put in a TON of work behind the scenes to give their employees a spectacular volunteer Continue Reading...

  • Rob Zelikoff

    This week’s #ServiceSpotlight is on Rob Zelikoff, who will be running his first half marathon for #T6B on September 15th! Rob was generous enough to use his run to promote our rain barrel fundraising campaign, and was very instrumental in its success. Rob has been a loyal supporter for years, and you may have seen him at an MLK Day Continue Reading...

  • Doug Girard

    This week’s #ServiceSpotlight is on Doug Girard, our Technology Director. Doug is an unsung hero of #T6B, and one of our original core members. He has developed multiple versions of our website and continues to provide regular website maintenance. While The 6th Branch was in its infancy and had little in terms of volunteer manpower, Doug was a regular. He Continue Reading...

  • Carrie Marusich

    This week’s Service Spotlight is on Carrie Marusich! Carrie has been a regular OpOliver volunteer for months, having attended nearly every Sunday Farm Stand and Semper Friday since early May. Carrie’s weapon of choice on Semper Fridays has been the lawnmower; she has made it her mission to keep the grass on Bethel St. down for the neighborhood kids to Continue Reading...