04-30-19

Road to a Better Community – Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services (LARS)

Easterns and WUSA 9 are back! They pair recently joined forces to do a brand segment of their Road to a Better Community series.  It was important for them to end the month of April on a positive yet inspirational note.  Both were able to accomplish this by finding and highlighting Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc (LARS).  LARS is 501c3 non-profit organization that serves both homeless and low-income families in Laurel, Maryland.  With Laurel stretching across 3 counties, they are able to impact the residents of Prince George’s, Howard, and Anne Arundel Counties.  An incredible team of local social workers run the program and keep it going.  Being that LARS is a non-profit, they survive on financial donations and volunteer support from their faith-based partner organizations.  Some of their stats for March 2019 include 469 bags of food distributed, 77 referrals, and 5 households assisted with rent (just to name a few).  They are doing such great work helping people in the community achieve stability.  We need organizations like LARS all across the county to help those in need.  Sometimes, all people need is someone to show them love and compassion that can be used as motivation to move in a positive direction.

WUSA 9 and their camera crew went to the LARS Headquarters to meet the staff.  The LARS team received a huge surprise when Joel Bassam of Easterns Automotive Group presented the organization with a check donation of $2,500.  This money will be used to help atleast 2-3 households with rent along with adding food to the food pantry.  More people will now be helped which is truly amazing.  If you would like to learn more about LARS and see how you can get involved by volunteering or making a monetary donation, please click here.

 

 

If you want to learn more about Easterns Automotive Group’s partnership with WUSA 9 and how they come together to empower the community, please visit www.wusa9.com/BetterCommunity

 

 

Link to original WUSA 9 article


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