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Happy Helpers for the Homeless Continues Outreach Through Coronavirus

Homelessness does not take a break through a pandemic. Happy Helpers for the Homless continues to serve Maryland families through the Coronavirus, but needs your support.

Maryland based Happy Helpers for the Homeless has distributed than 985,000 lunches to homeless men, women and children since the charity began in 1993. In addition to lunches, volunteers distribute toiletries, clothing, blankets, toys, and resource books. Executive Director Bobbi Coffman says through the pandemic of Coronavirus, on weekends they have continued to distribute much needed to food to the men, women and children of Anne Arundel County and the surrounding areas that live on the streets and in the woods. “We continue to deliver food baskets to 26 teenagers facing homelessness and their families, a total of 117 people,” Says Coffman. “Some are facing even a greater crisis, living in vehicles; two teenage sisters do not have parents; and two of the families have tested positive for the Coronavirus.” Last weekend, they dellivered much needed food to impoverished families in rural parts of Caroline County.

Organizations such as Happy Helpers for the Homeless rely on the generosity of others to provide for the less fortunate. During the Stay At Home order, their work is still considered essential. Social distancing and other protocals are strickly followed to ensure safety for both the volunteers and those they serve. Donations are more important than ever at this time. Currently they are asking for donations of the following items:

Tuna in cans or pouches
Ritz Crackers
Jif to Go Peanut Butter
Ramen
Shelf-Stable Milk Boxes, such as Horizon or Organic Valley
Cans of Soup, Beef Stew, Ravioli, or Chili

If you are able to donate, they ask that you order online via Amazon, Walmart, Target or other retailer who delivers and have items shipped to:

Happy Helpers for the Homeless
10 Brookfield Rd.
Pasadena, MD 21122

If you have items to donate on hand and would like to arrange pick-up or drop-off, email Bobbi Coffman at happyhelpersforthehomeless1@yahoo.com. Happy Helpers is an all-volunteer organization. New volunteers are always welcome.

 

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