FROM BALTIMORE TO BOSTON:
THE BONDS FORMED AT SAMARITAN TAKE MEMBERS TO
A lot is shared at Samaritan’s weekly “Breakfast Club” besides a good meal. Participants also share their hopes, fears, and dreams. At one recent breakfast, Edie, a Samaritan member who has received assistance through our food pantry for the last several years and is always a positive presence was talking with Kathy, a long-time Samaritan volunteer member. It was then that Edie shared that she had never been on a plane before, but had always wanted to.
Soon after that conversation, they were both airborne and on their way to Boston, thanks to Kathy’s inspiring generosity.
“With one small gesture, it was possible to make Edie’s dream come true,” says Kathy.
Edie and Kathy visited the famous Faneuil Hall in Boston, a market and meeting place since 1743.
For Edie, the experience was exactly what she hoped it would be. She had absolutely no fear of flying and in fact, she didn’t want to get off of the plane.
“It was so much fun! I had a window seat and was also able to watch basketball on the TV in front of my seat,” remembers Edie.
In addition to the flight, Kathy and Edie walked much of the historic Freedom Trail from Boston Common to Faneuil Hall, including a visit to an historic graveyard. They also enjoyed a huge lunch of pizza and lasagna at the famous Quincy Market.
Whether right here at home in Baltimore or up north in Boston, the friendships forged at Samaritan are powerful. We just never know where they will take our members.
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