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Nonprofit gets surprise gift, 'My Father's Plan' gets $30,000 from Mike Rowe

Posted at 6:41 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 19:58:38-04

BALTIMORE — A city do-gooder is being recognized for his amazing work by a local icon.

Mike Rowe, known for his work on 'Dirty Jobs' and the current host of Facebook's 'Returning The Favor' surprised Thomas Dawod in a ceremony, giving Thomas $30,000 for his nonprofit.

He's the founder of 'My Father's Plan,' a group that teaches inner city kids about how they can change the world around them through community activism.

Thomas said this money means a lot to his organization.

“$30,000 will help us get a building, right? And we've been needing a building, we've been needing a building for a couple of years now. So that's our building right there.”

Thomas said this group is important to him because they're trying to change a generation of kids for the better.