Clothing drive planned to help homeless of Baltimore

December 16, 1997|By Dana Hedgpeth | Dana Hedgpeth,SUN STAFF

For the third year, an Owen Brown restaurant owner will hold a clothing drive to help Bea Gaddy, Baltimore helper of the homeless.

Tomorrow, Sonoma's Bar & Grille in the Owen Brown village will seek donations of clothing, school supplies and jackets for homeless people in Baltimore.

Gaddy, who runs several shelters in the city, has been feeding the poor and housing the homeless since 1981. Before Thanksgiving, Sonoma's held an event sponsored by M.O.E. Productions that raised $500 and 20 bags of donated clothing for Gaddy's shelters.

"These people in Baltimore City need our help," said Steve Heintzelman, Sonoma's owner. "Howard County is such a rich place, we can help a little."

County Executive Charles I. Ecker and several advocates for the homeless have been invited to attend tomorrow's event. Music and food will be served from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Pub Date: 12/16/97

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