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Basket Brigade Delivers Thanksgiving to Bello Machre

PRESS RELEASE 
Date: December 04, 2009

Contact: Tracy Lynott – Director, Development
443.702.3016 email: tlynott@bellomachre.org

Basket Brigade Delivers Thanksgiving to Bello Machre
 
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND: Local businessman, Steven Dannenmann, collected donations and orchestrated the purchase, assembly, and distribution of 54 Thanksgiving baskets to Bello Machre homes throughout Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The Baltimore/Washington PowerTeam’s Basket Brigade consists of local business owners and community volunteers. “Bello Machre is so fortunate to have a friend like Steve who consistently gives back to his community,” Bob Ireland, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bello Machre, commented.  
 
The fourth annual Baltimore/Washington PowerTeam’s Basket Brigade assembled 105 baskets Saturday, November 21. With the help of many of Steve’s friends, Richie Smith, John Bae, George Hughes, Kelly Stack, Renee Fogle, Lisa Rundle, Ron and Kim Kelch, Danny Knopp, Maria Weaver, Cathy Kamosa, Megan Earley, and Bo Beck 54 baskets were delivered to Bello Machre homes throughout Anne Arundel County. Each basket, packed and wrapped in a large laundry tub, contained a true Thanksgiving feast – turkey, potatoes, stuffing, rolls, fresh vegetables, condiments, and pumpkin pie.  Steve commented, “I’m honored to be associated with the Basket Brigade and know that Bello Machre is an outstanding and deserving organization.”
 
Steve Dannenmann has been in business for 20 years providing accounting and financial support to small businesses and individuals. The company, Steven Dannenmann, CPA, employs four professionals and is located in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Steve, a CPA and graduate of the University of Baltimore, resides in Severn, Maryland.
 
Bello Machre, founded in 1972, means Home of My Heart in Gaelic. It is a non-profit organization in Anne Arundel Country, Maryland that provides homes and support to children, teens, adults, and seniors with developmental disabilities. More importantly, Bello Machre enriches the lives of those served through loving care, guidance, and opportunity so that they can live life to its fullest. Employing 300 skilled professionals, Bello Machre manages 54 homes and serves 175 people residentially throughout Central Maryland. Through its Support Services Programs, Bello Machre provides help and support to more than 150 individuals and families in their own homes. The Ray of Hope Program provides annual grants to help individuals and families obtain respite care, specialized summer camp, physical therapy, and specialized equipment. Its Respite Care Home provides residential support during family hospitalizations, emergencies, and vacations—24-hours a day, seven days a week. It serves children and adults without regard to race, religion, gender, or national origin.
 
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