Frank Storch Baltimore, MD

Vice President, M. Leo Storch Management Corp.

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Frank Storch: Honoring Today’s Young Heroes

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Frank Storch Head of Project Ezra and the Chesed Fund

Founder and head of Project Ezra and the Chesed Fund Frank Storch discussed the establishment of an Outstanding Youth Award for Exceptional Service. The award will recognize service in health and safety in the Baltimore Jewish Community. All young people from the greater Baltimore Jewish community are urged to take part. For more than ten years the Chesed Fund and Project Ezra have recognized youth in the community who have gone beyond the usual to help others, or in some cases even saved lives.

Frank Storch explains the new initiative in the following way:

“Project Ezra and the Chesed Fund are revamping the awards program. Each month there will be a new winner. Our new program will include children who have exhibited extraordinary dedication during trying circumstances. Honorees and winners will receive their awards at an end-of-the-year recognition ceremony. Their stories will be told in local media — the Baltimore Jewish Times is one of the media sponsors — and in an inspirational book of wonderful deeds.  Awardees and their families will receive a Shabbos candy platter, and their classmates will be included with a class party.”

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March 23rd, 2014 at 7:51 am

Helping the Jewish People Stay Safe: Frank Storch

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Frank Storch Author of Comprehensive Security Handbook

Frank Storch has always been interested in reaching out and helping the people in his community. Whether he is starting a non-profit organization like Project Ezra or the Chesed Fund which Frank Storch founded with his wife Danielle Sarah; or writing a guidebook to school safety like the handbook “Keep Your School Safe,” Storch has always looked for a way to help.

Frank Storch’s latest project, “Keep Your School Safe” was written to give school officials easy to follow instructions on upgrading the security at their institutions.

“The goal is to make people aware of areas they can work on and improve on them,” Frank Storch says. “We’re giving them the easy tools for people to look at and be able to grade themselves.”

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August 25th, 2013 at 8:37 am

AED Saves Lives:Frank Storch

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AED Saves Lives

It is over ten years since the start of the AED program with the help of Project Ezra and the Chesed Fund of Baltimore. AED, which stands for Automated External Defibrillator, is a machine that can save the life of someone who is having a sudden cardiac arrest episode. Its importance cannot be overemphasized, as Frank Storch explains:

“Thousands of lives each year would be saved if more defibrillators were placed throughout the country. We, as the Jewish nation, value life tremendously. The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program shows achdus, unity, and our commitment to help all Jewish people, regardless of their affiliations,” Storch stated at a fundraiser for the program.

There is a great difference between a heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest, which is what the AED is used for, as Dr. Jerald Insel explained. If someone has a heart attack there is often time to get him to the hospital for treatment. But with sudden cardiac arrest the person simply loses consciousness and dies within just a few minutes.

“The heart just stops beating. An ambulance could take 10 to 12 minutes to get there. If you have a defibrillator and you use it, the person can be saved in the next couple of minutes.”

With an AED on hand a layman can employ the machine on the victim, and actually save his life.

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August 18th, 2013 at 8:40 am

Frank Storch Enlisted Help of Maryland Attorney General

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When organizing the relief effort in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Frank Storch approached Maryland’s Attorney General Doug Gansler, for help.

“In order to persuade stores to sell them tremendous amounts of expensive emergency supplies, Storch called upon the help of Maryland Attorney General, Doug Gansler, who was aware of the previous good works of The Chesed Fund and Hatzalah. Ultimately, they made it happen and equipment was loaded onto a number of huge trucks, rented specifically by Storch and The Chesed Fund to transport the large generators and other emergency paraphernalia into desolate areas.”

For more information about Frank Storch and his Chesed Fund go to: Baltimore’s Chesed Fund.

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February 11th, 2013 at 9:59 am

The Chesed Fund Helps in an Eclectic Way

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Not your ordinary helping foundation, the Chesed Fund Limited, founded by Danielle and Frank Storch, offers a wide variety of “off-the-beaten-path” type of aid which can make all the difference.

For instance, the Chesed Fund can supply a last-moment traveler with an E-Z pass quick as a cricket. Do you feel more secure traveling with a GPS unit, a cell phone, or would maps of major cities make you feel at ease? Have a child studying in Israel? The Chesed Fund can help you find a family ready to warmly welcome him or her for holidays or Shabbatot while he/she is so far away from home.

The Chesed Fund fills a need that other organizations don’t have the resources to fill. This organization is dedicated to the memory of Mordechai and Rebecca Kapiloff and Rabbi Norman and Louise Gerstenfeld, hoping to make Baltimore life a bit more fulfilling, convenient, and united.

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January 15th, 2013 at 8:41 am