Community Services

Mount Rainier Community Tool Shed

The Mount Rainier Community Tool Shed contains a collection of hand and power tools that can be used at no cost by residents, businesses, and community groups of Mount Rainier, Maryland, to help improve their properties. With initial funding provided by the Prince George’s County Livable Communities Initiative, the Tool Shed’s purpose is to increase the beauty of Mount Rainier through home repairs, yard improvements, and care of public spaces.

To Borrow Tools

1.  Complete the Application for Borrowing Privileges online. The application describes all of the lending guidelines including:

  • Tools are available for residents of Mount Rainier.
  • A yearly membership fee of $5 is required.
  • Tools must be returned in the condition in which they are received.
  • Some tools require a deposit. The deposit will be specified in the details section of the tool.

2.  View the inventory at Neighborgoods and search for the items to borrow. Use the web site to request the items. You’ll need a free Neighborgoods account to do this.
3.  When requesting a tool, be sure to  include in your comments when you’d like to pick it up. The Tool Shed volunteers aim to meet at a convenient time for you.

The Tool Shed is run by a team of volunteers.

The Tool Shed is located at:
3601 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, Maryland.
Phone: 301-660-SHED (301-660-7433)

Mount Rainier Bike COOP

MRBC aims to enable residents of Mt Rainier and the surrounding area to own, maintain, and ride bicycles safely. We reclaim, refurbish, and redistribute used bicycles that would otherwise be heading for the landfill, teach mechanics to youth and adults, and partner with local organizations to promote an inclusive and responsible bicycling community. While the MRBC focuses its services on the residents of Mount Rainier, the shop and its programs are open to all on a donation basis.

The Bike COOP is located at:

3601 Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, MD

Phone: 301.277.2110

Hours:

Sundays, 1-4 PM 

Thursdays, 4-7 PM

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Library

Operating Hours:
Monday-Wednesday, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM   (closed 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM)
Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Phone: 301-864-8937

Mount Rainier Post Office

3709 Rhode Island Ave., Mount Rainier, MD 20712-9998

Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – noon

Call-A-Bus

The Mount Rainier Call-A-Bus offers curb to curb bus service to medical appointments, shopping centers, recreation centers, libraries, and beauty and barber shops.  Services are also available for field trips, special outings, and after school special events.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3:30 pm.  For reservations and additional information, call 301-985-6586.

MRTV

Mount Rainier Television

  • Comcast Channel 71
  • Verizon Channel 21

What you need to know…What you want to know… Watch MRTV for the latest in City News, Information, and Updates!

MRTV now provides a 24/7 programming schedule. Watch for the daily Program Guide for a list shows and times.

For MRTV comments, suggestions and show ideas contact: avid_editor@yahoo.com or call 301-985-6585, Grome Williams, Department Director.

Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County, Inc.

Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County is a non-profit organization established to provide quality civil legal services to the indigent and needy of Prince George’s County. The services are provided by the lawyers of Prince George’s County and by professional staff.

New clients with legal matters in Prince George’s County may apply for a lawyer to represent them via a telephone intake line on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 9:00 a.m. until Noon. Proof of financial eligibility is required. Staff members speak English and Spanish. We operate a walk-in clinic for persons representing themselves in family law, domestic violence, small claims, and tenant matters. The clinic is located in the courthouse in Upper Marlboro and operates Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 – 4:00 and Friday 9:00 – Noon. You must sign-in between the hours of 9:00 – 11:00 and 1:00 – 3:00 to be sure to be helped.

For more information contact CLS at (301) 864-8353.

Street Light Outage

Call PEPCO Lights Out. 1-877-737-2662. You will need the address and pole’s number (usually on a metal label attached to pole).

Help With Energy Bills
The Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) helps low-income Maryland citizens pay their heating bills, minimize heating crises, and make energy costs more affordable. A comprehensive energy package, which includes the Maryland Energy Assistance Program and the Electric Universal Service Program, has links to the community and the customer. These programs promote energy conservation, customer financial responsibility and energy independence.

The Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) provides assistance with home heating bills. Limited assistance is available to replace broken or inefficient furnaces.
http://www.dhr.state.md.us/ohep/index.php

The Electric Universal Service Program (EUSP) is a state program that is administered by the Department of Human Resources to assist eligible low-income electric customers with their electric bills. Assistance is available whether you are an active customer or you are currently without service. Eligible electric customers may receive help in three ways:

  • Help to pay current electric bills;
  • Help to pay past due electric bills; and,
  • Help with energy efficiency measures to reduce future electric bills.

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has moved to the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). OHEP will continue to refer eligible customers to WAP. WAP may provide home weatherization services to eligible individuals such as weather stripping, caulking, plastic window covering, etc. to help make your home or apartment more fuel efficient and comfortable at no cost. For additional information, please call 1-800-638-7781 or log on to www.dhcd.state.md.us

The Utility Service Protection Program (USPP) protects low-income families from utility cut-offs and allows MEAP eligible households to enter into a year-round even monthly payment program with their utility company. An equal monthly payment plan based on the estimated cost of the customer’s average annual utility usage minus the MEAP benefit will be used to determine the even monthly payments for participation in the USPP.

You may apply for all of this energy assistance programs with a single application. Eligible customers may receive help from both programs. For information contact the Local Home Energy Programs Office in your area, or call 1-800-352-1446. (For the hearing impaired-1-800-925-4434).

Greenbelt Social Security Administration

Office located at 7401-C Forbes Blvd, Seabrook, MD 20706

Residents can now file for Retirement, Spouse’s, Medicare or Disability benefits online, or they can request a statement of their benefits or request a replacement Medicare card among several other services. 

http://www.socialsecurity.gov/