But on Oct. 26, group volunteers were busy handing out emergency food supplies to those stopping by the facility on Shelbourne Road.
Many people received enough boxed and canned foods to last them three days, with the quantity based on the size of the family in need.
The organization had enough supplies this time, said Lynda Paxton, a longtime volunteer with the group who said those in need should check with the SWES hot line (410-247-8154)..
"Once you get into autumn, we have groups collecting (supplies) for us," she said.
"In very cold weather, people panic about not having enough (heating) oil," she said. "But we're not there, yet."
The storm will wreak havoc on the efforts by volunteers with Catonsville Rails to Trails, according to Tom Ajluni, president of the group.
"It will be a setback for us. We worked so hard over the last year and in the last few months, have gotten the trail in great shape," said Ajluni on the cleanup and maintenance work on the Short Line Trail.
"Undoubtedly, there will be trees down, large trees, and that's typically a problem for us," he said Monday afternoon. "And I anticipated a few areas will have a significant amount of erosion damage.
"I don't expect the trail to be walkable for a while, until we can get back in there and clear it all up," he said.
He urged volunteers to go to the group's website (www.catonsvillerailstotrails.org) if they wanted to help.
For Lansdowne resident Theresa Lowry, downed trees have been a threat to her home on Hammonds Ferry Road for most of the 51 years she has lived there.
"I've lost power during every single storm we've had," she said.
She said trees in her neighborhood were cut about a month ago.
"Crews came through and just slaughtered the trees," she said.
But water coming into her basement remains a concern, even after lining the side of her house with sandbags. The cellar was already filling Monday afternoon.
"It's an old house, 100 years," she said. "There are a lot of holes and water finds its way in.
"If it gets really bad, we'll just get in the car and go," she said. "I have his (her husband's) meds, my meds, the suitcases packed. I'm just going to go."