Health Care for the Homeless Hosts Its First “Free Market” With the Help of Constellation Employee Volunteers
April 11, 2014
BALTIMORE (April 10, 2014) — Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) will host its first “Free Market” on April 11, 2014, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 421 Fallsway in Baltimore. More than 400 individuals experiencing homelessness are expected to shop for essentials such as socks and underwear, travel-size soaps and shampoos, water bottles, and snacks at the market, which will be stocked and staffed by employee volunteers from Constellation.
HCH outreach workers will be on hand to help people enroll in Medicaid and to provide information about a range of HCH and community services available to assist them.
“Through Friday’s Free Market, Constellation employees join our dedicated staff in meeting our clients’ most basic human needs,” said Kevin Lindamood, HCH president and CEO. “Constellation is a model of corporate commitment to the Baltimore community and to the most vulnerable among us.”
Constellation employees donated hundreds of items for the HCH Free Market. Approximately 50 volunteers from Constellation will stock the market and assist individuals in finding items that they need. Volunteers will also paint and refresh the outside entrance to HCH’s headquarters.
“Constellation and our employees are committed to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve,” said Robert Gauch, chief credit officer for Constellation, and HCH board member. “We’re proud to support the mission of HCH, which is vital to the well-being of thousands of individuals and families in our hometown of Baltimore.”
HCH is in need of the following items of men’s and women’s clothing year-round. Items should be new and in their original packaging (size large and up unless otherwise indicated):
• Adult Size Socks
• Adult Short-Sleeve T-Shirts
• Men’s Boxers and Briefs
• Women’s Sports Bras (size 36C and up)
• Women’s Underwear
Companies and individuals interested in donating these in-kind items please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 443-703-1345.
About Health Care for the Homeless
Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) works to prevent and end homelessness for vulnerable individuals and families by providing quality, integrated health care and promoting access to affordable housing and sustainable incomes through direct service, advocacy, and community engagement. HCH assists nearly 10,000 Marylanders at clinic sites in Baltimore City, and in Frederick, Montgomery, Harford, and Baltimore Counties. For more information, visit www.hchmd.org.
Constellation is a leading competitive retail supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Constellation's family of retail businesses serves approximately 2.5 million residential, public sector and business customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100. Baltimore-based Constellation is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with 2015 revenues of approximately $34.5 billion, and more than 32,700 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation's cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. Learn more at www.constellation.com or on Twitter at @ConstellationEG.
Keiren Havens, Health Care for the Homeless