Dream Builders' Bash Raises Nearly $200K for Homeless Solutions

More than 300 people attended 14th annual event.

Morristown residents and Dream Builders’ Bash honorees Helen and Grant Parr with Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (Contributed photo)
Morristown residents and Dream Builders’ Bash honorees Helen and Grant Parr with Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (Contributed photo)
The following was submitted by Homeless Solutions Inc.

Homeless Solutions Inc. held its 14th annual Dream Builders’ Bash at the Westin Governor Morris in Morristown and raised more than $195,000 in support of Homeless Solutions shelter programs. 

There were 315 attendees who joined Dorothy, the Scarecrow and all the gang at the Wizard of Oz themed event for dinner, dancing, Silent and Live Auctions, a Wine Pull, and Jewelry Raffle by John Herold Jewelers of Randolph.

The Board of Homeless Solutions honored Helen and Grant Parr for their years of philanthropic support, guidance and dedication to Homeless Solutions.

As founder of the Cardiac Surgery Program at Morristown Memorial Hospital and a founder of the Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, Grant has been an active member of the Morris County community for more than 30 years. 

In addition, volunteer Mary Kennon was recognized with the Mary Van Kirk Volunteer Spirit Award for her longtime commitment and enthusiasm in support of Homeless Solutions and those they serve.  Kennon began preparing and serving one meal per month for guests at the Homeless Solutions shelter in 1999.  Over the years, her husband, Kenny, and her children have also become involved and joined her on her monthly visits

Homeless Solutions, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization that has been helping the homeless and working poor in the Morris County area since 1983.  The goal of HSI shelter and transitional housing programs is to offer families and individuals the support they need to develop the skills to successfully return to independent living.

The also develop permanent supportive, environmentally friendly housing for very low, low, and moderate income households.  Learn more at the HSI website www.homelesssolutions.org
Nicholas Robert Homyak April 05, 2014 at 08:57 AM
Unregulated Capitalism is ruining America giving the bum a dime will not suffice for economic and environmental justice. Although plenty of work can be had cleaning up our polluted and litter landscapes the corporate private agenda will not allow it. Why has Governor Christie suspended Council on affordable Housing Mandates? We are a fallen people who stupidly do not realize it. Our system cheats the masses it is now in our time of human evolution, called progress in which it is either capitalism or the end of the world. Our system has obviously been hijacked by big money and private interest our politic stands opposed to the nation. The quicker we the people die the better then then rich can spend our social security. We are two nations one private the other ordinary people, a house divided, we may have well not have had a civil war. Government of, for by the people no longer exists. We have been duped by our own privileged class, the fairy tale of the individual and how we all can be like him/her, selfish, greedy, uncaring and yes patriotic and we abandon America in pursuit of more profit.
Selene April 07, 2014 at 01:02 PM
I totally agree with your post, now let's do something about it. dead weight like Frelinghuysen sit in Congress for years doing NOTHING for the middle class and contribute to the EVER INCREASING wealth of the 1%!!!! VOTE in November for MARK DUNEC. Vote ALL the incumbents OUT! Make it harder for DC to be bought and sold by the the corporations and the Koch brothers.


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