Lending a Hand at Aberdeen ReStore

Staff Donate Weekend Time at Aberdeen ReStore

Freedom staff, Board Member and spouse at the Aberdeen ReStore
L to R John and Lisa Ermatinger, Mike Dilworth, Dominique Beverly, Julie Irby, and Stacey Butler. (Crouching) Steven Batchelor

This weekend, 10 Freedom staff and board members gave back. Their work benefited Habitat for Humanity’s new Aberdeen ReStore. Rather than go all at once, staff worked two shifts. They helped in the ReStore warehouse and storefront.

Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to house those in need. Home owners can get a low cost home. This happens thanks to Habitat’s volunteers and donations. Volunteers typically help on building projects. Less well known, they can also work in the air-conditioned comfort of a Habitat’s ReStore!   Learn more about Habitat’s Susquehanna’s work in Harford County. The Aberdeen ReStore‘s location and hours are online.
Freedom Staff at Habitat
From left, Stacey Butler, Julie Irby, Lisa Ermatinger, and Dominque Beverly

This volunteer effort is one of several organized by Freedom’s Volunteer Committee. We give back to our Harford County community!

Freedom Staff members at ReStore warehouse
From left, Steven Batchelor, John Ermatinger and Board Member Lisa Ermantinger

Freedom Volunteers at Pirate Fest

Staff Volunteer in Havre de Grace

Havre de Grace Pirate Fest 5k volunteers
Pirate Fest 5k volunteers, L to R, Jeff Herman, Kristi Kelly, Janis Motichka

Freedom staff volunteers spent the weekend helping out at the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House’s Pirate Fest in Havre de Grace. Festival activities included a 5k run, a pirate encampment, kids’ activities and food.

Janis Motichka, VP of Accounting, Kristi Kelly, Electronic Services, and Jeff Herman, Business Banking, covered the 5K race in the morning. Later in the day Marcus Johnson and Jen Davenport from our Swan Creek branch and Heather Theisen, Loan Program, Dominique Beverly, Indirect Lending, and Anthony Allen, IT, handled the games at the afternoon’s Pirate Encampment. The weather was beautiful and the staff were happy to lend a hand.

Pirate Fest pirate encampment volunteers
Pirate Fest pirate encampment volunteers, L to R: Heather Theisen and daughter, Anthony Allen, Jen Davenport, Dominique Beverly and Marcus Johnson








Supporting Harford County Schools

Volunteers Keep Harford County Schools Beautiful

Freedom provides community support wherever possible. This includes allowing staff to do community volunteer work during the day. As part of our volunteer efforts, Freedom staffers met with Dr. Mack, Principal of Bel Air Elementary, to learn ways to support the school and its events.

Recently, employees volunteered at Bel Air Elementary School’s Field Day event. On May 23 employees took advantage of dry weather to do some landscaping work in front of the Harford County school. Staff representing Accounting, Marketing, Lending, Risk Management, the Contact Center and Member Services all lent a hand. Now the school’s landscape staff can work on other areas to keep the school beautiful.

"Before" image at Bel Air Elementary, one of Harford County's Schools
“Before” shot of Bel Air Elementary sign
"After" shot at Bel Air Elementary, one of Harford County's Schools
“After” shot of Bel Air Elementary sign
Barbara Earhart, Michelle Killian weeding at Bel Air elementary, one of Harford County's Schools
L to R, Lending staff Barbara Earhart and  Michelle Killian 
Freedom Risk Management staffers Kathy Soller and Michelle Young in the parking lot of Bel Air Elementary. one of Harford County's Schools
L to R: Risk Management staff Kathy Soller and Michelle Young


Freedom staffers behind the sign in front of Bel Air Elementary, one of Harford County's Schools
L to R: Danielle Hart (Contact Center); Michelle Young (Risk Management); Michelle Killian (Lending); Barbara Earhart (Indirect Lending); Kathy Soller (Risk Management); Stacie Sloan (Member Services); Janis Motichka (Accounting). Not shown: Susan Tannahill (Marketing)