02 Nov Optomi Baltimore Team Spends the Day Volunteering at Ulman House
Yesterday, the Optomi Baltimore team spent the day at the Ulman House. The Ulman House is run by one of my favorite local charities, The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The fund offers guidance and assistance for people aged 15-39 who are battling cancer. The Ulman House is basically their own version of a Ronald McDonald House and will be available to any young adult that is in Baltimore for treatment at any of our local medical facilities. Whether they need to stay in town for three days or three months, the patients and their families will be welcomed into the Ulman House at no cost. The “house” is actually the combination of 6 historic Baltimore row homes that had fallen in to disrepair. Now, they’ve come together for a beautiful home that features 9 guest suites, a gym, meditation room, communal kitchen, etc.
Our team spent the day helping get the house ready for its first guests which are expected in early December. We spent time doing everything from prepping their laundry room, washing towels, assembling grills and furniture, some curbside maintenance, and generally just helping out where we could. We wrapped up the day by reading a few stories of folks who have a direct connection to The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (both survivors, and families of those who lost loved ones). After reading the stores we dried our eyes, colored some post cards, and sent a few words of encouragement to those whose stories we had just read.
All in all, it was a wonderful day supporting a great cause.