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GAITHERSBURG, Md.  (November 15, 2004) – With Thanksgiving right around the corner, AmeriDream, Inc. is helping local families in need by collecting food for Project Harvest. Project Harvest, based out of Washington, D.C., is a food drive aimed to feed as many needy people as possible during the Thanksgiving holiday season.   

“Collecting food for Project Harvest is a great way to reach out to the community and help those in need,” said Ann Ashburn, CEO and President.  “AmeriDream adopts a charity every Thanksgiving to aid, this year we are especially excited about Project Harvest helping families in our neighborhoods.”

AmeriDream’s food drive will conclude on November 23rd.  Throughout the next week, AmeriDream encourages local businesses and individuals to join them in this collection.  Items can be brought into AmeriDream at 18310 Montgomery Village Avenue, Suite #300.

AmeriDream operates several programs in support of its mission of providing affordable homeownership opportunities to those who otherwise would not have been able to purchase a home.  In addition to down payment assistance, DreamKeeper mortgage payment relief, online homebuyer education courses and loss mitigation, The AmeriDream Redevelopment Program builds new, affordable homes and renovates existing properties, placing these properties on the market at prices that accommodate predominantly very low- to low-income homebuyers.  Additionally, AmeriDream’s Community Link Program has donated over $2 million to numerous worthwhile charitable organizations. For more information, visit www.ameridream.org.




The mission of AmeriDream, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, is to expand homeownership opportunities for underserved groups and promote the value of homeownership as the foundation for building strong communities and individual prosperity. AmeriDream, Inc. is a non-profit, publicly supported organization that is tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). AmeriDream, Inc. meets the requirements for a charitable organization, as referenced in the HUD Handbook 4155.1 REV-4, CHG-1 Section 2-10 for FHA insured loans.  In addition to The AmeriDream Downpayment Gift Program and DreamKeeper mortgage payment relief, AmeriDream also operates The AmeriDream Redevelopment Program in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and Florida, and the Community Link Program nationwide. Through the Redevelopment Program, AmeriDream has spent more than $11 million to rehabilitate properties and return them to the market at affordable prices. Through Community Link, AmeriDream has donated more than $2 million to a range of community organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, the Victims Rights Foundation and the Hatteras Island Rebuilding Fund.