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Helping Hands: Christmas in April

Thousands of volunteers are joining together for the Christmas in April program to help repair the homes of Prince George’s County seniors who are in need. Christmas in April is a volunteer organization that repairs the homes of senior citizens who are either low-income and/or physically challenged so they may live in warmth, safety, and independence.

A one-day repair effort is held on the last Saturday in April, culminating months of planning and preparation. Christmas in April relies on the community for support from volunteers to repair the homes to funding from businesses, corporations, and individuals.

We are amazed by the amazing work being done by these volunteers with Christmas in April. President Joel Bassam wanted to surprise them with a 7News Helping Hand.

“Christmas in April is an amazing organization. We love the fact that you guys operate right in the heart of Prince George’s County, a county that means so much to us here at Easterns Automotive Group. We have three locations there, and it’s been an important part of our history. We want to help you continue to support those in need by donating $2,000 so you can continue to do the amazing work of providing home renovations to those who need it most. Keep doing the stuff you are doing. We are happy to be a part of it.”

Jenkins expressed his appreciation for the donation and said it will have a profound impact on someone’s life immediately. “Thank you so much from the bottom of Christmas in April – Prince George’s County’s heart. We thank you so much, it’s so inspirational, and the fact is it is going to help a senior, a homeowner on a fixed income. This means so much and thank you for your generosity. We are so happy to accept this, and we love channel 7.”