On Wednesday, April 25th AHTN received heartbreaking news that our vehicles parked at Emmaus Road Church had been vandalized. Due to the extent of the damage to the vehicles, we were unable to send our bus out to take our friends in need to a shared meal that night. These damages crippled our Wheels to Meals and Those in Need mission and left us at a standstill.
Thankfully our friends at Bertrand’s Auto were able to have our bus repaired quickly, but we are currently still without our TIN Van. We now have the added expenses of insurance deductibles, locking gas caps and security camera installation that we have not budgeted for.
Thank you to the Bucks County Courier Times and 6 ABC for your coverage of the damage to our vehicles.
The following articles by James O’Malley, Bucks County Courier Times: http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20180425/homeless-nonprofit-van-bus-vandalized-in-middletown-church-parking-lot
Report from Middletown Police: http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20180426/middletown-police-seeking-security-footage-in-vandalism-investigation
Channel 6 Action News report with Vernon Odom: http://6abc.com/bus-used-to-transport-homeless-to-nightly-meals-vandalized-/3396172/
Our friends from Luther Woods Nursing & Rehabilitation Center gave us a wonderful donation of warm socks and a handmade mat for one of our homeless friends to sleep on. The residents also collected $70.00 in pennies for us to use towards our various missions here at AHTN.
Thank you to everyone who worked hard to help make this donation possible!
Sherwood Brothers rocked the stage the entire night and kept the crowd dancing on their feet, volunteers collected change to change a life, the food was tasty, and the community turned up for a good time and great cause!
Thank you to ALL 15 of our event sponsors who supported us, including Keller Williams and their $5000 donation. (To all our followers, please be sure to support our 2017 sponsors.)
Thank you to JM3 Screen printing for our Volunteer Shirts, they looked amazing!
We cannot forget to give thanks to the Bensalem Mayors office, Dawn Davis and Staff along with Mayor Joe DiGirolamo for working with us for the last few months and helping to make this event so successful!
To our AHTN Volunteers: THANK YOU for giving your time to help us collect donations by holding canisters, selling raffle basket tickets as well as at 50/50 raffle tables.
From the AHTN Board & Staff, thank you for supporting us so that we can help those in need right here in our neighborhoods. God Bless.
Each year, the Fairless Hills Award Program identifies companies they believe help make the Fairless Hills area a great place to live, work and play. Advocates for Homeless & Those in Need, Inc has just received the 2017 Best of Fairless Hills Award in the Social Assistance category. AHTN is a vital part of the Lower Bucks County community! It’s all hands on deck! We need the community to know that our programs need funding to continue. So tell everyone you know! Do you work for an organization that gives out community service grants or has a matching gift program? Please tell us!
How to Donate:
Send a check to Advocates for the Homeless and Those in Need at P.O. Box 184, Fairless Hills, PA 19030.
Or donate online at www.ahtn.org/about-us/how-to-donate