Nurses on the 2 East Multi Specialty Care Unit at UM Shore Medical Center at Easton believe in giving back to the community and most recently, they have made that belief real by conducting a drive for cleaning and laundry supplies for the Gratitude House in Easton, a project of Realslow Recovery LLC, a nonprofit organization founded by Mike and Sara Rissolo, with the goal of providing safe, affordable and supportive housing for all people to live and grow in recovery from drugs and alcohol.
Shown at left, he Gratitude House is located on Davis Street in Easton. It is managed by the Rissolos and is certified as a Maryland State Association of Recovery Residences. It is staffed by a house manager and welcomes residents who wish to live drug free, following completion of residential treatment or detox.
Sara Rissolo is currently a per diem nurse for UM Shore Regional Health while pursuing advanced nursing studies. “These supplies will go a long way to helping our 10 residents maintain the house,” she says. “I know they will be so grateful for this support. We welcome donations of supplies and also groceries, prepared foods and other items.”
More information about Gratitude House may be obtained by calling 410/924-4513 or visiting its Facebook page.
Other organizations supported by the unit’s “2 East Gives Back” initiative include the Ruth Ann Jones Endowed Scholarship at Chesapeake College; Perry Point Hospital; the Bayside Quilters of the Eastern Shore; the Cancer Center at UM SRH, and local humane societies.