How do you cook a healthy and affordable meal for your family without a working stove or refrigerator? How does a person with mobility issues clean their clothes when their washer stops working? How does a senior recover from a medical condition in a house without a working air conditioner?
Thousands of Maryland families and individuals with low incomes struggle with these issues every year. Community Forklift picks up donations of building materials, furniture, appliances, and more and gives those in need access to these basic life necessities.
One recipient, Mr. L, is a Prince George’s County resident and 67-year-old disabled veteran who couldn’t afford to replace his broken washing machine. His social worker referred him to Community Forklift and we provided him with a gently-used machine. Mr. L says, “Thank you very much. I just put a load of clothes in there now and I have 3 or 4 more to go. Thank you very, very much!”
Now, through the Maryland Charity Campaign 2019, Maryland State Employees and eligible Retirees can support this mission through a convenient payroll deduction. The campaign only lasts until December 17, so donate today.
Not a Maryland State Employee or eligible Retiree? Visit CommunityForklift.org and discover all the ways you can contribute. Maryland residents who donate $500 or more by December 31, 2019, are eligible for a Community Investment Tax Credit. Visit our website for more information. Thank you for helping Community Forklift lift up our community!