So many men and women have put themselves in harm's way to work the frontline. They have spent the past year dedicated to helping those who have contracted COVID-19 while trying to remain safe themselves.?
From the Fox 5 team, Erin Como visited the White Oak Medical Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, to speak with those saving lives on the frontline.
COVID-19 has turned everyone's lives upside down, and, amazingly, there are so many people doing extraordinary things to help others during these trying times. A new mom in Maryland named Caroline Dennin wanted to find a way to impact those less fortunate and thought an app connecting neighbors was the perfect way to reach out.?
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.?
Pay It Forward partners Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive Group surprise the founder of Here for a Reason nonprofit with a $2,000 donation. Their mission is to provide educational and financial assistance to individuals living with a disability or rare condition.
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.
Pay It Forward partners Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive Group surprise both the founder of Upcounty Consolidation Hub and the CEO of BlackRock Center for the Arts with a $1,500 donation to support their mission of serving the community during COVID-19. Collectively, they have been working to provide school supplies to students and food for Montgomery County families in need.
Pay It Forward partners Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive Group surprise a hardworking DC teacher that used his stimulus check to create the Inner City Anglers nonprofit. Though the nonprofit, he has been able to take inner-city children on fishing trips to get them out of their typical environment.
Pay It Forward partners Fox 5 DC and Easterns Automotive Group partnered with Samira Rashid and Creative Saints Loft in Hyattsville to help folks who have lost income due to the pandemic. Easterns covered the cost of the studio and provided free headshots for 15 people that are currently unemployed. The ultimate goal is to help them get back on their feet.