Robert Bassam Unveils Plans for Ryan Kerrigan’s Blitz for the Better Foundation This Year
To the public eye, Robert Bassam is known as the Founder and CEO of Easterns Automotive Group, the used car dealership that has six key locations in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, including a corporate facility in Sterling, Virginia. Robert and the Easterns Automotive Group are credited to have tapped the underserved market in DC for high-quality used cars. With the slogan, “Where your job is your credit”, Robert was able to build a strong reputation as the dealership to go to for buying cars with second-chance credit. However, there’s more to Robert than being a successful businessman. He is also an active philanthropist, having helped numerous non-profits, charities, and individuals through the years.
In his local DC, Maryland, and Virginia, Robert is recognized for his kindness and generosity, and proof of this Good Samaritan reputation is his role as member of the Executive Board of Ryan Kerrigan’s Blitz for the Better Foundation. As part of the Executive Board, Robert is tasked with ensuring the foundation provides opportunities, support, and resources to families and their children in need in the Greater Washington D.C. area. The Blitz for the Better Foundation has a special focus on providing aid to seriously ill, special needs, and physically challenged children. Since its inception in 2013, the foundation has launched several notable programs like Kerrigan’s Korner, an entertainment and communication portal that provides patients and their family members access to electronics, as well as diversion during treatment and recovery.
Earlier this month, Robert Bassam, together with other members of the Board, proudly announced the foundation’s fifth location for Kerrigan’s Korner, another spot at Children’s National Medical Center. The other locations are at Inova Children’s Hospital, the HSC Pediatric Center, and MedSar Georgetown University Hospital. Another laudable program the foundation has started is Ryan’s Reindeer Rush, an initiative that aims to provide children with more holiday cheer. Every year, Ryan tours the pediatric units of DC area hospitals bearing toys and gifts. Recently, Ryan teamed up with the rest of the Washington Redskins and also handed out meals to children and their families.
This year, Robert Bassam is excited about the launch of another forward-thinking initiative of the Blitz for the Better Foundation. Dubbed as Positive IMPACT, this program aims to provide financial assistance to families in need with severely and chronically ill children. To kickstart the program, the foundation will host an exclusive fundraiser next month to gather proceeds. Guests will get a chance to have a Q&A with Ryan, and participate in silent and live auctions. Dinner will also be served. Tickets for the event are already on sale.
While the event is still a few weeks away, Robert is confident about the success of the fundraiser. Having helped numerous non-profits and charities through the years, he knows that when it’s time to go above and beyond the call, residents of DC, Maryland, and Virginia will not hesitate to throw in their support.
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