In memory of Florence EgbireMolen
“Up, up ever … down, down never”

Who we are

Friendly Loving Opportunities (FLO) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to assist the homeless in Baltimore City and surrounding communities. FLO is inspired by the organization’s mission statement and is led by a board of local professionals and civic volunteers.

History

Baltimorean Godfrey Molen grew up in northeast Baltimore and earned an undergraduate degree in information systems from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He began his career as a contractor to the Federal Aviation Administration as a web programmer in Washington, DC. Later he joined Harrison Healthcare, Inc., a local firm that provides pharmacy-related services and medical supplies to assisted living facilities and adult day centers.

Career aspirations have not been his driving concern, however. Inspired by the teachings of his mother who stressed the joys of giving, Mr. Molen began a regular program of distributing goods – snacks, toiletries, water — to inner-city homeless individuals. In 2014, he took initial steps to establish a nonprofit organization that would provide and expand upon his practice of direct assistance to those in need.

In 2015, Mr. Molen fulfilled his dream of establishing a charitable organization in memory of his mother, Florence, when Friendly Loving Opportunities was incorporated as a nonprofit operating in the State of Maryland.

Today, supported by a board and benefitting from in-kind donations from corporate supporters, FLO continues its work on the streets of Baltimore. Mr. Molen and his board hope to broaden FLO’s services so that, one day, FLO can provide transitional and permanent housing to those experiencing hardship and hopelessness.

The Board of Directors of Friendly Loving Opportunities (FLO) is proud to announce that our President and Founder, Godfrey Molen was awarded Bishop P. Francis Murphy Social Ministry Recognition Award on March 4, 2017. In addition, on March 20, 2017, the City Council of Baltimore Resolution Award was bestowed upon Godfrey from Councilman Ryan Dorsey of the 3rd District. On April 1, 2017, the City of Baltimore Certificate of Recognition by the Mayor of Baltimore, Catherine E. Pugh was conferred to exemplify his service and commitment to support the homeless and those in need in the Greater Baltimore Metro Area.

Our mission statement

FLO provides food, clothing, and supplies for people experiencing hardship. FLO works to inspire men and women in need, to instill hope, and to help them transform their lives.

Board of Directors

FLO’s board of directors comprises local men and women who embrace the organization’s mission and donate their time and talents to FLO’s work. Members are:

OFFICERS

GODFREY MOLEN
Pharmaceutical Sales Manager,
Founder/Executive Director

HARRISON MOLEN
CEO, Harrison Healthcare, Inc. – Vice President

SHYMAINE DAVIS, CPA
Treasurer

CHANTELLE POTTER, MBA
Engineer – Secretary

DIRECTORS

KIM PARKER, ESQ
Law Office of Kim Parker, P.A.

REV. JOSEPH MUTH
Pastor, St. Matthew Catholic Church

TRACYE CARTER, M.A.ED
Principal, Baltimore City Public Schools

BILL ZUMSTEG
Director of Operations
Attractions Development, SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment

ADVISOR TO THE BOARD

DAVID C. COHEN
Owner/Partner, Stonebridge Restaurant Group

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