09-04-18

Road To A Better Community – Mobile Hope Loudoun

Easterns Automotive Group continues to selflessly give through their recent partnership with WUSA 9.  The two came across an amazing nonprofit that is changing the community in Loudoun County, Virginia.  Some of you may know Loudoun County as being one of the highest-income counties in the United States.  However, this does not make it immune poverty and homelessness.  Sadly there are more than 2,200 children in the county that do not have a place to call home.  Mobile Hope of Loudoun is working diligently to change this narrative.

A woman by the name of Donna Fortier created Mobile Hope back in 2011 while she was in charge of the Mobile Health program at Inova Loudoun Hospital.  During this time, she noticed a large of amount of homeless youths in the area.  When Fortier left her job at the hospital in 2014, she made it her purpose to start a nonprofit that helps provide food, clothing, and shelter to children and young adults.  Everyone in life faces obstacles but not everyone has the tools needed to get out of a tough situation.  According to D’Andre Jamison, Mobile Hope saved his life by helping him get his life on track and enroll in Northern Virginia Community College.  He chooses to pay it forward by volunteering at Mobile Hope during his off time.

Without donations and volunteers like Jamison, it would be impossible for Mobile Hope to continue to function and prosper.  Easterns Automotive Group decided to step in and help because they two are a part of the Loudoun County community.  For those who don’t know, Easterns has their corporate office and Direct Car Buying dealership located in Sterling.  Easterns’ representative Joel Bassam presented Fortier with a $2,000 donation to help keep Mobile Hope of Loudoun going.  If you would like to learn more about Mobile Hope and find out how you too can help this great cause, please click here.


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