Washington Redskins Coach Jay Gruden, quarterback Alex Smith, former tight end Chris Cooley, and other Redskins players gathered at Bunker Sports Café on Saturday to raise their voices—and money—for Mobile Hope.
Gruden and his wife, Sherry, hosted the second annual Harmonizing for Hope, a karaoke-inspired fundraiser to bring together local talent and star power to help homeless and precariously housed youth in Loudoun.
The event featured the Grudens, Smith, former tight end and Leesburg business owner Chris Cooley, placekicker Dustin Hopkins, defensive end Anthony Lanier, quarterback Colt McCoy, offensive tackle Morgan Moses, running back Derrius Guice, cornerback Josh Norman, and announcer Larry Michaels. They joined Mobile Hope founder and CEO Donna Fortier, Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary Clemens, and Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tony Howard.
Mobile Hope provides low-income families with daily essentials, such as food, clothes, hygiene products, school supplies, books, toys and referrals to other organizations at its headquarters in Leesburg and through the Mobile Hope bus. Mobile Hope’s Crisis Care program focuses on the needs of 18 to 24-year-olds who are precariously housed, helping them with basic needs, housing solutions, extensive care management and life skills.
The event was sponsored by DPR Construction, Amazon Web Services, JK Moving, Ted Britt Automotive Group, the Washington Redskins, Ourisman Chantilly Toyota, Karaoke Michelle, and Creighton Farms Group.