Helping Hands – Surprising a Prince George’s County charity


A few weeks ago, ABC 7 ran a story about Mission of Love charities in Prince George?s County, Maryland. The food pantry was established in 1991 and primarily serves homeless individuals. However, things changed recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With unemployment at an all-time high, many people of various industries are struggling to survive and make ends meet. Mission of love has been doing a great job trying to help as many as they can, but It has become tough meeting the demand of people.

Easterns Automotive Group partners with ABC 7 on a segment called Helping Hands where they find people or organizations doing great work in the community. After seeing the work that Mission of Love is doing as a nonprofit organization, the team decided to help out. Alison Starling of ABC 7 joined Joel Bassam of Easterns on a video call to surprise the lovely ladies behind Mission of Love. They got a chance to talk about the charity and express why they are so passionate about the cause. It is very personal for them so of course they hate having to tell people no when there isn?t enough food.

Starling surprised the women of Mission of love virtually by waving a large check for $2,500 from Easterns. The excitement and joy on their faces were priceless because they know that this donation will help feed so many. Beyond providing food, Mission of Love offers utility, rental, and security deposits assistance to homeless and low-income individuals and families. If you would like to learn more, donate, or volunteer at Mission of Love ? please visit


Watch the video to see how everything unfolded.


Helping Hands, powered by ABC 7 is always looking to help out people or organizations in need that are worthy of assistance.? If you know someone that fits this description, please click here to nominate them.


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