02-21-20

Road to a Better Community – Easterseals

Easterns Automotive Group and WUSA 9 are committed to making their Road to a Better Community segment one for the books. They have been supporting incredible nonprofits across the DC, Maryland, and Virginia for each segment. Of course, the latest one was no different. The team became aware of the incredible work that Easterseals was doing in the community and thought it would be important to bring awareness to such a great cause.  Easterseals is Americans largest nonprofit health care organization that serves over 1.4 million people a year. Their primary focus is those with disabilities but they also serve veterans, military, seniors, and caregivers. They offer a child development program where they bring children and seniors together.  For seniors this is an opportunity to get back in touch with their own inner child and have fun again.
Unfortunately, many of them don’t have the luxury of seeing or even remembering their own children or grandchildren. Easterseals provides a safe space for everyone to come together and enjoy each other’s company. They have 4 child development centers across the DMV where children can further their learning outside the classroom. What truly makes them a special organization is that they offer inclusion and work with children of all abilities. Many of which have made significant progress which is truly amazing.
Being a non-profit, Easterseals relies on volunteers and fundraising for their programming and scholarships. Easterns Automotive Group and WUSA 9 were so inspired by their hard work that they decided to make a very special contribution. Joel Bassam of Easterns Automotive Group presented them with a $2,500 donation to help further their programs and continue their mission. He even stayed to watch the music program where the adults and kids come together for a jam session. This mission touched Bassam in a different way because he has a brother that has autism.  Therefore, he understands the importance of organizations like Easterseals and the huge impact that they have within the community.
To learn more about Easterns Automotive Group’s partnership with WUSA 9 and how they come together to empower the DMV community, please visit www.wusa9.com/BetterCommunity

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