A local nonprofit in Montgomery County is on the frontlines of helping residents with affordable housing and is now focusing efforts on raising money for dozens of people impacted by the Gaithersburg condominium explosion.
Robert Goldman, President of Montgomery Housing Partnership (MHP), said, "This is one example of MHP seeing a need, the county asking us to partner, and helping folks in their darkest hour."
In the days following the Potomac Oaks Apartment explosion in Gaithersburg, MHP jumped into action to help families, some who lost everything.
"100% of the money donated will go directly to the victims who were impacted by this devastating fire and explosion," Goldman said.
The nonprofit is no stranger to events like this. They first helped in the Flower Branch gas explosion, and more recently, the Friendly Gardens Fire.
"This is the holiday times. These families are struggling. It's never a good time, but especially a difficult time for these families," Goldman explained.
That's why Joel Bassam with Easterns Automotive Group wanted to help bring awareness to the cause by giving a 7News Helping Hand.
"We heard about what you guys are trying to do to help all of these families that are displaced. We want to donate $2,200 to keep helping these families," Bassam said.
Goldman was very appreciative of the gesture, knowing that it would make an impact on families who need it most during this difficult time.
"This is very generous. well, this is just one more example of the community coming together. Every penny, every dollar will go directly to the families," Goldman replied.
Easterns Automotive Group is a family-owned, used car dealership with several locations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Talk to them about finding your next vehicle, and visit them online at easterns.com.