For Many Homeless Families, Santa is a Woman From Accokeek
News Advisory: Interview/Photo Opportunity
December 23, 1996
Bell Atlantic: Michel Daley, 202-392-1021
Spring Road Family Shelter: Consuella Lacey, 202-726-2203
- Toys, food and clothing, will be delivered to 110
families living in Washington, D.C. homeless shelters
because of the efforts of Teresa Williams who raised
money and bought gifts to make sure they had a good
- Spring Road Family Shelter
1433 - 35 Spring Road, N.W.
NOTE: Immediately following the Spring Road delivery,
additional Santa's bags will be delivered to the
following Washington, D.C. shelters: The Alexander Social
Service Corporation at 4614 Benning Road, S.E., Temporary
Living Quarters at 1448 Park Road, N.W. and Community of
Hope at 1417 Belmont Street, N.W.
- Tuesday, December 24 10:00 a.m.
- Bell Atlantic employee Teresa Williams, who lives in
Accokeek, Md., has spent the last four holiday seasons
making wreaths and Christmas baskets. The task was more
difficult this year because she is ill. Yet Teresa
worked tirelessly to meet her deadline, comforted by the
true spirit of Christmas.
Teresa sold her wreaths and baskets, and used the
proceeds to fill over 100 "Santa's bags" with
Other Bell Atlantic employees will serve as her
helpers, using Bell Atlantic vans as their sleighs, to
deliver the gifts to homeless shelters so that families
in need have a memorable Christmas.
- Teresa Williams, Bell Atlantic consultant; helpers:
Harry Booth and Sean Auld, Bell Atlantic technicians; Bob
Tone and Tim Myers, Bell Atlantic construction