Samaritan House Plans Annual Fundraiser; Says Monies Raised Will Help Open New Transitional Home
The fundraiser is set to take place from 7am-10am on Wednesday, May 11, at Chevy’s Fresh Mex in Annapolis.
“We purchased a home adjacent to our campus last year and have been renovating it to accommodate clients who have completed the program but need temporary housing as they re-establish their lives,” said Mike Dillon, Samaritan House Board of Directors President. “Renovations should be complete mid-summer. Now what we really need is furnishings- kitchen equipment, beds, bedding, furniture- all the things that go into setting up a new home for nine people.”
It will reportedly take an estimated $50,000 to fully equip the new transitional house, which will have beds for nine men, two living rooms, a library nook, kitchen, bathrooms, full basement, and outdoor patio. Members of the board of directors have pledged to personally contribute $25,000 and are asking supporters to match that amount, achieving the $50k goal.
Monetary donations can be made at the event or online at SamaritanHouseAnnapolis.org/giving, choosing the Campus of Recovery or Burritos for Beds option. Anyone donating $50 or more at the May 11 breakfast will receive a Samaritan House t-shirt, while supplies last.
Samaritan House was founded in 1971 by a group of men who saw the need for residential addiction recovery care. After adding the new home, the facility now has four houses, accommodating 48 residential and transitional clients on 13 wooded acres just off Forest Drive in Annapolis.
For more information, visit SamaritanHouseAnnapolis.org/giving