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Patch Readers Choose Favorite Charity: Hatzalah of Baltimore

Hatzalah of Baltimore maintained the lead throughout the six-day polling process, winning with 57 percent of the votes on Monday.

Hatzalah of Baltimore beat out 18 other charities, many local, to earn Pikesville Patch readers' favorite charity.

for most of the six days it was posted: From June 5 through 1 p.m. Monday.

It earned 58 votes—that's 36 percent of the total 161 votes cast in the unscientific poll.

In second place was Central Scholarship, with 43 votes—26 percent. In third was The Associated with 24 votes, or 14 percent.

Hatzalah congratulated its followers on Facebook and Twitter.

"Thank you! and Thanks to all who voted for us!" an organization representative posted Monday on Pikesville Patch's Facebook page.

"If you haven't heard, we WON! Thanks to all that voted!" was posted on Hatzalah of Baltimore's Facebook page.

Hatzalah serves the northwest Baltimore community with ambulance service and emergency life-support services.

It's goal is "to increase the chances of each patient’s survival by having a rapid response team available around the clock," according to its website.

"The role of Hatzalah volunteers is to stabilize the patient until help from the Baltimore City Fire Department arrives," the website states. "At that point, Hatzalah volunteers will transfer patient care, yet stand ready to offer assistance, until the emergency has passed or the patient has been transported by Baltimore EMS personnel."

Visit the Hatzalah website for more information.

The organizations on the poll were chosen by Pikesville Patch Facebook fans, as well Pikesville Patch readers who suggested their own additions to the list.

Thanks to everyone who participated, and remember, you can always get coverage for your favorite non profit, by adding events to Pikesville Patch's calendar; by posting announcements, and by contributing to our Local Voices column.

If you have any questions about posting on Pikesville Patch, please call Editor Janet Metzner at 410-302-9093.

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