A little background info:
On Tuesday, December 14, 2010, the host of WNST’s “Morning Reaction,” Drew Forrester, had a crazy idea. He asked his listeners to bring him coats that Friday, coats he planned to handout to the homeless men and women of Baltimore city. Forrester even admitted that he did not expect much.
“I hoped to get 25 coats,” he said.
That Friday, Forrester got more than he had hoped for – 232 coats to be exact. The radio personality took those coats downtown, in a van donated by Joe Enoch, to an amazing facility called Helping Up Mission (HUM) and distributed those coats to the needy men and women of Baltimore City.
What started out as a wild idea one Tuesday morning became a great example of the compassion of the people of Maryland.
For more about this inspirational story and to hear Forrester’s heart wrenching personal accounts of the inaugural coats and cans drive, please visit Drew Forrester’s blog and read all about last years impromptu coat drive.
Coats and Cans in Memory of Fergy
In 2011, Drew Forrester and the rest of the WNST family will launch its 2011 Holiday Charity Drive, which they are calling “Coats and Cans in Memory of Fergy.” Fergy Commodari was a WNST loyal listener who was tragically killed in a car crash on July 5, 2011. WNST pledged to put this year’s holiday charity drive together in his memory.
So how can you help?
There are THREE ways you can help this holiday season.
1. From Monday, October 31 through Friday, November 18, we’ll be collecting canned food and non-perishable food items at WNST Radio (1550 Hart Road, Towson, MD 21286). Those foods will be donated to the Canton Baptist Church for distribution to their network of food pantries in downtown Baltimore that feed the homeless — and to the Bea Gaddy Thanksgiving Day dinner.
2. For those of you who can’t make it to the station to donate food, we’re asking you to pledge “a penny per can” to a scholarship fund that has been set up for Fergy’s two young children.
3. From Monday, November 21 through Friday, December 16, we’ll once again be collecting coats and winter apparel that we’ll donate to the Helping Up Mission in downtown Batlimore, a facility that works with adult men who have encountered problems in their lives and are working their way back to their families through a wonderful program that is run completely by the men who are living in the facility.
This year, Enoch Office Equipment will have a collection for both coats and cans. We plan on filling a couple of Enoch vans for Drew’s drive!
To find out how you can donate, contact Enoch by calling (410) 561-7600 or click here today!
We are a third generation, locally owned family company that has served Baltimore businesses since 1961. As our industry has evolved, Enoch has been there every step of the way from the typewriter of the 1960’s and 70’s to the fax of the 1980’s to the digital color output devices and document management systems of today!
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