This past week, several Enoch Office Equipment Employees – including Rick Donovan and Sherrie Jones – joined WNST radio personality Drew Forrester and delivered coats and clothing to the Helping Up Mission in Baltimore, Maryland.
“What a tremendous, heart- warming experience,” wrote Jones in a letter to her fellow Enoch employees. “To see the gratitude of those receiving these [clothing] items – it is difficult to describe.”
Helping Up Mission is a faith based initiative funded exclusively through donations. This facility seeks to help not only the homeless of Baltimore, but also those fighting addiction, or individuals struggling to get back on their feet after being released from prison.
During a holiday season that is marred nowadays by greed and commercialism, it is nice to know that philanthropic events like this still take place.
A little background info on the event:
On Tuesday, December 14, 2010, the host of WNST’s “Morning Reaction,” 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.
To more fully understand what the Helping Up Mission is accomplishing and how your donations have helped them in their efforts visit their website at www.helpingupmission.org.
Thank you again for all of your donations and Happy Holidays from everyone here at Enoch!
If you have any questions or want to know how to get involved with the Helping Up Mission, contact Enoch by calling (410) 561-7600 or click here today!
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