The COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately allowed us to see how quickly things can change. A large number of people who help others became in need of help themselves. According to the stats, the unemployment rate in Maryland was 7.8% higher than the national rate of 6.9% as of October 2020. WUSA 9 and Easterns Automotive Group have teamed up to highlight individuals and organizations working hard in the community to support the people that need it the most.
The amazing folks at the Cornerstone Church in Bowie, Maryland have been serving the Prince George’s County community for the past 25 years. Lead Pastor Mark Lehmann and Care Pastor Arnold Bracy in particular are known for their ministry and going above and beyond to serve others. During the pandemic, the two teamed up to create a grocery giveaway that has been able to serve as many as 450 families at one time and 100 families on average. It was important to them that they be a part of the solution rather than the problem. They set up packages of food that are available for pickup but they also deliver bags to people personally. Their love of people shines through their church which is a diverse group of people of all ethnicities.
All of this has been possible through the incredible donations that they’ve received from their community. However, WUSA 9 and Easterns Automotive Group had a special treat for them on their latest Get Up Give Back segment. Reese Waters of Get Up DC was able to present both pastors with a $1,000 check donation from Easterns to go towards their Helping Hands ministry. If you would like to learn more about Cornerstone Church and their various ministries, missions, and services – please visit: www.cag.org
Easterns Automotive Group and WUSA 9 are always here to help. If you know someone in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area that is worthy of being helped or recognized, please contact at @ReeseWaters on social media. #GetUpDC #GetUpGiveBack
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