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05-15-19

Pay It Forward – Restoring the historic Woodlawn Cemetery

The District of Columbia is known for various historic African American historic grounds. One of these places is the Woodlawn Cemetery located on Benning Road in Southeast DC. The cemetery sits on 22 acres of land with about 36,000 people buried there. Some notable figures that are buried at Woodlawn Cemetery include Blanche K. Bruce, Wilson Bruce Evans, and John Wesley Cromwell.

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05-15-19

Pay It Forward – Celebrating Teacher Celebration Week in Southeast DC

Teacher Appreciation Week took place from May 5th through the 11th. Easterns Automotive Group and Fox 5 DC connected to Pay It Forward to a group of incredible educators at Randle Highlands Elementary School in Southeast DC. Being a teacher in America is one of the hardest jobs anyone can have.

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05-08-19

Pay It Forward – Military mom rewarded with a Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! This is a special time of the year for mothers across the world to be recognized, appreciated, and celebrated for all of their hard work. Being a mother is a hard job but being a mother in the military is another level of difficulty. Fox 5 DC captured a very special moment last month when they followed Shadia Everett of Fairfax County, Virginia to surprise her son, James at his school.

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04-30-19

Road to a Better Community – Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services (LARS)

Easterns and WUSA 9 are back! They pair recently joined forces to do a brand segment of their Road to a Better Community series. It was important for them to end the month of April on a positive yet inspirational note. Both were able to accomplish this by finding and highlighting Laurel Advocacy & Referral Services, Inc (LARS).

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04-18-19

Pay It Forward – Surprising long-term Prince George’s County volunteer

Easterns and Fox 5 DC are still on their mission to Pay It Forward to deserving people who are committed to working selflessly to help others and better the community. This week, Prince George’s County resident, Charlene McCall is being highlighted for her efforts. McCall has been volunteering for the Fuller Center for Housing in Brentwood, Maryland for 23 years.

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04-18-19

Easterns Automotive Group Shows Continued Support of Fairfax County Police Association

With the FCPA being a not-for-profit organization, it relies on donations to continue to help the men and women of the Fairfax County Police Department and the communities that they serve. The donations received make it possible for them to continue bringing people in the communities together along with promoting positivity and kindness. Joel Bassam, Director of Marketing at Easterns, presented the FCPA with a donation of $1,000

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04-16-19

Pay It Forward – Generous teen from Virginia surprised with a $2,000 donation for his good deeds

The government shutdown affected hundreds of thousands of people back in January. Many families suffered during this time because federal workers were not getting paid. Without pay it makes it very hard to provide basic necessities such as food. Prince William County teen resident, Eric McKay stepped up to the plate and donated his lifetime supply of peanut butter to furloughed government workers. McKay suffers from Autism but everyday he chooses to fight through his obstacles like a champ and find ways to impact the lives of others.

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03-28-19

Road To A Better Community – The Miracle Foundation

Easterns Automotive Group has been on a roll with WUSA 9 for their series, Road to a Better Community. The goal of the series is to empower nonprofits and various individuals who are going above and beyond to bring the community together. This week, the two came together to highlight The Miracle Foundation

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03-18-19

Pay It Forward – Good Samaritan Gets Rewarded With A Shopping Spree

It is very hard to find kind people in this world who don’t turn a blind eye to situations that do not directly affect them.  A good Samaritan in Washington D.C. by the name of Donnita Scott was with Jacqueline Elliott in late February.  The two witnessed a man steal a car with a child inside. Both Scott and Elliott wasted no time telling Richardson to get into their car so that they could follow the carjacker.  Shortly after they dialed 911, Walker pulled over and escaped

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03-18-19

Road To A Better Community – Metropolitan Tennis and Education Group

Easterns Automotive Group is back at it with WUSA 9 for their Road to a Better Community segment. The pair is extremely committed to highlighting those in the area who are choosing to promote positivity and unity. One nonprofit organization who is doing this very well is the Metropolitan Tennis & Education Group (MTEG).

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03-15-19

Easterns donates to Suited for Change w/ WUSA 9

Thanks to the amazing folks over at WSUA 9, Easterns Automotive Group was able to be a part of a great cause.  The Suited for Change nonprofit is a wonderful Washington D.C. based organization founded in 1992 that empowers women and encourages them to reach their full potential in life.  They help low income women in need of professional clothing attire as they enter the workforce.

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03-05-19

Pay It Forward – Helping the Homeless of Woodbridge, VA

The winter months are definitely upon us here in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. We have experienced bitter cold temperatures accompanied by freezing rain and snow just within the last couple of weeks. Many people have the luxury of traveling to work in a warm car only to arrive to a home filled with heat, blankets, and warm clothes to be comfortable. A man by the name of Rich Garon is helping those who are homeless in his Woodbridge, Virginia community by helping them stay warm during the winter.

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02-08-19

Pay It Forward – Final Round of Chemotherapy

With 2019 in full effect, Easterns Automotive Group and Fox 5 DC continue to push the envelope and find new ways to make an impact in the community. As soon as the Pay It Forward partners got wind of a Prince George’s County woman by the name of Rhonda Stewart, they wanted to help.

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02-07-19

Get Up DC – Helping Out Furloughed Federal Workers w/ WUSA 9

A few weeks ago, Easterns Automotive Group teamed up to donated $30,000 a week to area food pantries to help feed local families that were in need due to the shutdown. Even though the shutdown is over for now, the recovery process does not stop. Families still need time to get back on their feet.

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02-07-19

Pay It Forward – Law and Literacy Program at Arcola Elementary School

For Easterns Automotive Group and Fox 5 DC, the act of giving back is year round. The Pay It Forward partners teamed up for the second time in 2019 to do some good in the community. They came across Kelly Rogan who is a reading specialist at Arcola Elementary School in Aldie, Virginia.

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01-30-19

Robert Bassam & Easterns Autmomotive Group named 2019 Maryland State Quality Dealer of the Year presented by MidAtlantic IADA

MidAtlantic Independent Automotive Dealers Association (IADA) recently named Robert Bassam’s company Easterns Automotive Group the 2019 Maryland Quality Dealer of the Year. This is such a prestigious honor! Many don’t know that Easterns started as just an idea Bassam had as a young man.

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