Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Passing the Hat for Neighbors in Need

Passing the Hat for Neighbors in Need

As many Mount Rainier residents know, a few weeks ago there was a devastating fire on Otis Street that cost two families their homes - a total of 11 adults and 3 children are displaced.  Senior Ward 2 Council Member Ivy Thompson has taken the lead on organizing to help the families, and the two of us have formed a committee with neighbor Tyrese Robinson to facilitate "passing the hat" in the community so Mounties can donate to our neighbors in need.

The past two Saturdays money has been collected at the Mount Rainier Farmer's Market and we plan to make that available again this Saturday, September 17.  Also local businesses Glut, ZZ Pizza, and Nisey's Boutique, along with City Hall, have collection jars.  Tremendous thanks to them for being outstanding community members!

Passing The Hat: Busboys and Poets, Tuesday Sept. 20, 5PM-Close

Mark Your Calendars! Tuesday, Sept. 20 Busboys and Poets will join our efforts to Pass The Hat for our Neighbors in Need. They have graciously agreed to go against their normal protocol in order to help our community. On Tuesday, Sep. 20, they will donate 5% of money from FOOD AND DRINK sales toward out families.

Please Note: this is a community effort thus this offer is only valid at our local Busboys and Poets.
5331 Baltimore Ave.
Hyattsville, MD

Special thanks to neighbor Tyrese Robinson for really stepping up and making this happen!!

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