On January 19th, four members of the Ramos & Law joined the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA) in a volunteer project at the Mary Hall Freedom House. The Mary Hall Freedom House is a residential center which assists mothers who are battling addiction.
Ramos & Law and GABWA volunteers prepared a breakfast for the women and children of Mary Hall Freedom House. The breakfast began with the singing of various inspirational songs to celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday and the personal struggles the ladies of the Mary Hall Freedom House have overcome. The camaraderie amongst the ladies of the Mary Hall Freedom House was exceptional and it was wonderful to see the special relationship many of the mothers had with one another.
The breakfast was followed by a ceremony to honor Lucy Hall-Gainer, who founded the Mary Hall Freedom House. Ms. Lucy Hall-Gainer was awarded the annual Humanitarian Award by the City of Sandy Springs. Every year, the City of Sandy Springs recognizes an individual who embodies the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As in the words of Ms. Hall-Gainer, the Mary Hall Freedom House is one of “Sandy Springs’ best-kept secrets.” The City of Sandy Springs is truly lucky to have an organization which provides a comprehensive program for mothers and children in their community.
As a whole the GABWA and Ramos & Law volunteers, truly enjoyed the service project and received thanks from all of the ladies at the Mary Hall Freedom House for preparing breakfast.
“Volunteering at the Mary Hall Freedom House was very rewarding. It was nice to see all the ladies with smiles on their faces.” – Lindsay
“This is my first time volunteering at a women’s shelter, and the experience has inspired me to seek out more volunteer opportunities with other organizations similar to the Mary Hall Freedom House.” – Bridget
“I’m so glad we got the opportunity to help the ladies of the Mary Hall Freedom House. The comprehensive nature of the Freedom House program is so important for the mothers and children.” – Tiffany