COVID-19 has left some individuals in unfortunate circumstances. Some are still without jobs and the support they had before. However, it is incredible to see people in our community pull together to help one another during this time, like Sharita Rouse, the owner of gourmet candy apple store Tummy Yumyum in Manassas, VA.?
Ana Romero doesn't want anyone to experience what she went through during the pandemic and uses what she learned from her experience to help others. She now uses what she learned to help her community. Ana's actions inspired us on our Pay It Forward with Fox 5 DC that we had to surprise her with something special.?
Once the pandemic brought the world to a complete stop, it ended jobs for many across the globe. Tri Trinh?s photo booth business took a big hit once there was a halt to events. He lost his source of income and gained lots of free time during the pandemic. With more time on his hands, he wanted to find ways to give back to the community with very little money.?
With everyone confined to their homes since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a surge in domestic violence cases across the U.S. This is where nonprofits, like DC Safe, step up to create a safe space and help survivors during a crisis.
The sacrifice that veterans make everyday for our country deserves more than a thank you, and a nonprofit whose mission is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for veterans in need is United Soldiers and Sailors of America.
Easterns Automotive Group partners with WUSA 9 for their Road to a Better Community series where they donate $2,000 to For 3 Sisters. F3S is a national grassroots organization based in Olney, Maryland that is dedicated to raising awareness and improving the lives of men and women affected by breast cancer.
Helping Hands partners ABC7 and Easterns Automotive Group team up to surprise 'She Believes in Me' with a $1,500 donation to continue helping both young girls and families that have been affected by COVID-19. She Believes in Me offers at-risk girls the opportunity to participate in activities designed to encourage, empower, and inspire through field trips and monthly themed events. She Believes in Me also provides emergency food to people in the Herndon area of Northern, Virginia.
Helping Hands partners ABC7 and Easterns Automotive Group team up to surprise Horton's Kids with a $1,500 donation to continue supporting communities in need. Horton?s Kids empowers children growing up in one of Washington, DC?s most under-resourced communities so that they graduate from high school ready for success in college, career, and life.
Pay It Forward partners Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive Group surprise the founder and executive director of I Support the Girls with $1,000 products to support the movement. I Support the Girls collects and distributes essential items, including bras, underwear, and menstrual hygiene products, allowing women and folx experiencing homelessness, impoverishment, or distress to stand tall with dignity.