Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Queen Latifah rolls in big surprise for Project HOME's Sister Mary Scullion

One local sister's exemplary display of Brotherly Love continues to receive national acclaim.

Queen Latifah rolls in big surprise for Project HOME's Sister Mary Scullion

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Sister Mary Scullion of Project HOME gets a surprise donation on Thursday´s episode of "The Queen Latifah Show."
Sister Mary Scullion of Project HOME gets a surprise donation on Thursday's episode of "The Queen Latifah Show."

One local sister's exemplary display of Brotherly Love continues to receive national acclaim.

Sister Mary Scullion, the co-founder of locally-based non-profit Project H.O.M.E. (the acronym which stands for Housing, Opportunities for Employment, Medical Care, Education), received a triple surprise two weeks ago. 

First, Queen Latifah unexpectedly showed up for an outdoor block party with a camera crew in tow for what Sister Mary assumed was the show host looking to shed some light on homelessness for her new "Queen Latifah Show."

10 minutes into her appearance, Latifah told Sister Mary that she didn't just show up with a camera crew to add context to her show: The host was actually there to surprise her with a new van!

But that's not all!

The show's producers worked with Citizens Bank to have the company donate $10,000 to Project H.O.M.E., a generous gift to help the non-profit manage operating costs of the van including gas, etc. Immediately after the van was unveiled, Citizens Bank reps handed Scullion a giant check. The company says they hope "this fairly small act will help bring people to work."

Watch Sister Mary's interview with Latifah below.

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