On behalf of the families we serve and our Family Promise of Warren County board of trustees, I'd would like to thank the volunteers of our Interfaith Hospitality Network shelter program.
Providing the basic necessities of food, clothing, shelter, and services, Family Promise provided 47,964 meals and 15,988 bednights from July 2008 to December 2015. Our 2016 statistics will be just as meaningful.
Diane & Dennis Winegar, Freeholders Sarnoski, Smith, & Gardner
This program is self-supporting. Without the support and hard work of our volunteers it would not exist. We assist families to regain housing and sustainable independence, while keeping families with children together.
Thanks to the 166 volunteers who made our ninth holiday and volunteer recognition dinner a huge success, along with Freeholders Jason Sarnoski, Richard Gardner and Edward Smith for taking
the time to thank the volunteers. Their kind words were meaningful and inspiring.
Special thanks to Anthony Pugliese, Gayle Winzenreid, and Tina Earley of Elizabethtown Gas Company who made this event possible. Maschio's Food Services, Joseph Colalillo of ShopRite of Greenwich and Lisa Hoffman of the Phillipsburg Lowes store were very generous with services and donations.
The United Presbyterian Church of Belvidere earned the recognition of 2016 Family Promise of IHN Church of the year. Congratulations!
Thanks for helping displaced families with children remain together and be safe. Your willingness to help folks weather the crises in their lives makes all the difference.
Above, IHN Church of 2016, UPC Belvidere
Rheva Smickle & Anne Rogers
To the left, Carlos, Lori, Bert
Below, Freeholder Ed Smith
(From a letter published in the Express-Times Letters to the Editor, December 20, 2016)
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