Montville Artist Honored for Helping Homeless
Annual Dream Builder's Bash honored local philanthropists during 13th annual event.
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Homeless Solutions Inc. (HSI) hosted it’s 13th Annual Dream Builders’ Bash on March 1 at the Westin Governor Morris and over 270 people attended, raising over $173,000 in support of HSI’s shelter programs.
HSI is a private, non-profit organization based in Morristown that has been helping those in need in and around Morris County for 30 years by providing emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing.
The event included cocktails, dinner, dancing, a Wine Pull and silent and live auctions.
This year’s honoree was Morristown resident Arthur B. Corwin, president and CEO of Moretrench, for his philanthropic leadership and longstanding volunteer support of HSI. Art has been cooking at the shelter every month for the last several years and has been a passionate proponent of HSI in all that he does both personally and professionally. Art is a civil engineer licensed in several states including NJ and NY and is currently the president of The MOLES, an association of individuals engaged in the heavy construction industry.
Homeless Solutions also recognized Nina Nemeth of Montville with the 2013 Mary E. Van Kirk Volunteer Spirit Award for her selfless devotion and dedicated volunteer service to HSI for the last 11 years. Nina, an accomplished artist, first became involved with HSI when a friend asked her and her husband to help them cook at the shelter once a month. Over the years, she has cooked countless meals, painted many murals, created numerous art projects with the children, and is currently serving in the volunteer role of volunteer coordinator at Furnishing Solutions, HSI’s resale furniture store in Morris Plains.
The special feature at this year’s Bash was a “can-struction” of HSI’s latest property development at 81 Martin Luther King Avenue. The “can-struction” was designed and donated by NK Architects of Morristown. After the event, all of the cans of food were donated to the Community Food Bank and the Interfaith Food Pantry.
Bash Sponsors included Moretrench, Weeks Marine, Railroad Construction Company, NK Architects, CohnReznick, LLP, The Corwin Family, Anne & John Duffy, Karen Grexa & Gerard De Veaux, New Concepts Leasing, Linda & Divya Patel, the William E. Simon Foundation, Qualcomm, Saint Clare’s Hospital and Wells Fargo.