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Helping Hands: The Linner Foundation

At Easterns, we’re committed to making a positive impact in the communities we serve. Our latest collaboration through the 7News Helping Hands initiative brings us closer to The Linner Foundation—a beacon of hope in Southeast D.C.

Oliver Linner Roy, the foundation’s founder, is on a mission to combat youth violence and uplift the community. Starting with a focus on supporting dads with children with disabilities, The Linner Foundation has grown to include The Family First Resource Center in Ward 8. Oliver aims to provide essential programs, from job readiness to domestic violence prevention, to empower residents.

In early 2023, despite financial challenges, The Linner Foundation’s team has hit the ground running, addressing the urgent need for positive activities and job opportunities for the youth. Oliver envisions a future where the foundation not only provides resources but the right resources tailored to each family.

To amplify their impact, 7News and Joel Bassam from Easterns Automotive Group have extended a 7News Helping Hand. This support will assist The Linner Foundation in spreading awareness, reaching families in need, and offering additional support services for the youth.

As part of our commitment to community well-being, we’re actively involved in Oliver’s vision for the next six months—an aggressive campaign to curb youth violence. While challenges persist, we stand united in our efforts to make a lasting difference.

Stay tuned for updates as we work together with The Linner Foundation to foster positive change and uplift the spirits of our neighbors. #EasternsCares #CommunityPartnership #TheLinnerFoundation”