Crofton, Maryland natives, Mike Thomas and Gary Heldt, got together to form For The Kids MD, an organization that helps support local families who have critically ill children. Every year, their team selects a deserving family and holds fundraisers and a charity golf tournament where 100% of the proceeds goes to assist them with medical costs. For the last 22 years, they have raised almost half of a million dollars for children every year.
It’s important to them that they help someone local and this year’s beneficiary is Sabrina, a 1-year-old girl battling many serious illnesses. Her mother Gianna has been unable to work the past few years because her focus has been caring for her daughter. For The Kids MD along with Truman Charities kicked off this year’s fundraising efforts with a Happy Hour at Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda on July 15th.
Joel Bassam joined with a special message for For The Kids.
Today is World Photography Day, and where would we be without our amazing photographers? At Easterns, our facility puts out almost 40 cars a day, and our photographers, Roy and Oscar, take photos of every vehicle we get.
Helen Zurita has been a lifesaver for her Manassas community. She has been working tirelessly to feed those in need and save the homes of others. On this Helping Hands with ABC 7, we surprised her with $2,000 to continue helping others.
"Crunchy Life" is a series of books by Glen Mourning that create literary diversity for children all over. Glen, created the Crunchy Life series to help children see themselves in stories and cause them to read more.
Inspired by Glen's motivation to help children read more and ensure they see themselves in stories, we had a special surprise for him on this Pay It Forward with Fox 5.