Daniel Blackwell, LKQ Pick Your Part – Erdman
In 2009, our LKQ Pick Your Part Erdman employee Daniel started Homeless Not Helpless, which aims to provide food for the homeless. This organization, which he hopes one day will become a non-profit, was inspired after Daniel, himself, was homeless for two years and slept on a bench outside of a church in downtown Baltimore. During this time, Daniel tells us: “I promised myself whenever and however I could help I would.” From that moment on, Daniel started giving out a plate of food to someone in need whenever he could afford it, and now feeds hundreds of homeless men and women per year. In addition, Daniel has also focused his time on serving others outside of his community. Last fall, with the help of a friend and several generous others, Daniel drove twenty-six hours to Houston to drop off water, non-perishables, plywood and various other donations to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.