Trunk-or-Treat Event a Big Success

Weekend Event Draws Staff Volunteers

Indirect Lending Coordinator, Dominique Beverly, enjoying this year's Trunk-or-Treat event
Indirect Lending Coordinator, Dominique Beverly, enjoying this year’s Trunk-or-Treat event

Freedom employees celebrated Halloween by participating in Mountain Christian’s Trunk-or-Treat event. The weather was perfect, and there was a fantastic turn out! They event was a HUGE hit! Staff enjoyed decorating the Freedom van, passing out candy, and taking photos with Freedom members.

Thank you to everyone who coordinated, donated candy, worked the event, or stopped by to celebrate! We received valued member feedback recognizing our continuous involvement with youth members and our local community. We love compliments!


Freedom Takes Part in “Day of Action”

Fall Day of Action Project One of Many Across Region

Freedom took part in the United Way of Central Maryland’s 2016 “Fall Day of Action” on October 19. Anna’s House, a Bel Air shelter for women and children, received a landscaping makeover. The gorgeous fall day made it a great time to be outside. Volunteers weeded, raked, mulched, planted, and enjoyed the comradery of this feel-good event.

Freedom staffer Susan Tannahill digs weeds from a garden at Anna's House in Bel Air.
Freedom staffer Susan Tannahill digs weeds from a garden at Anna’s House in Bel Air.

The landscaping project was one of more than 45 United Way of Central Maryland events that took place across the area on this special day. To get involved in volunteering for the United Way, check out their web site,

Freedom strives to give back with at least one volunteer project per month. Previous Freedom volunteer projects include a United Way Stone Soup event, Riding for the Handicapped at Normandy Farms, a day with Habitat for Humanity of Susquehanna, and a United Way corn maze function.

Look for the newly redesigned Freedom van on Saturday, October 29. Freedom will be at the Trunk or Treat celebration at Mountain Christian church. Staff volunteers will be dressed for fun and armed with candy!

Hope In Handbags Event A Success — Thanks!

8th Annual Event Harford Family House’s Best Ever!

The Harford Family House announced that last weekend’s “Hope in Handbags” purse auction event was very successful.

Thanks to everyone at Freedom who helped — members, employees and volunteers! Special thanks to Freedom employees Alicia Bowman, Patrice Ricciardi, Rachel Schmidt, Andrea Woodard, and especially Tony Sjolie for contributing to the success of this special event.

This year’s 8th annual event raised over $28,000, after expenses just short of $26,000. This money will provide 1,040 nights of shelter for local families.

To learn more about the Harford Family House and their mission, visit their web site,