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Thank you!

We send thanks to all who helped with Breakfast with the INN Crowd.

We were thrilled with the response to this year’s Breakfast with the INN Crowd. More than 300 people attended – a 50% increase over the inaugural event in 2008. Preliminary calculations indicate that we raised more than $25,000! Thank you! These funds will go toward operating expenses, to provide shelter and services to the 200+ homeless women and families who find help here each year.

St. Louisradio personality Randy Karraker hosted the morning’s program and Mary Francis Fletcher, CDP, provincial director of the Sisters of Divine Providence, welcomed our guests. A former client, Regina Market, reflected on her experience of homelessness and explained to the audience how Room at theInnhelped her on her return to self-reliance. Steve Rupp, director of the Society of St. Vincent DePaul and vice president of Missouri Right to Life, was the auctioneer.

In addition to raising money, the event was an opportunity for us to recognize and thank the 21 interfaith congregations that have partnered with Room at theInnfor more than 15 years. Those congregations are:

  • Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church inFerguson
  • Christ Memorial Baptist Church in CoolValley
  • Congregation Shaare Emeth in Creve Coeur
  • Eliot Unitarian Chapel inKirkwood
  • First Presbyterian Church ofFerguson
  • First Presbyterian Church ofSt. Louis in University City
  • Florissant Church of Christ
  • Glendale Lutheran Church
  • Glendale Presbyterian Church
  • Kirkwood United Methodist Church
  • Manchester United Methodist Church
  • Marvin Park United Methodist Church in St. Louis County
  • Maryland Heights Presbyterian Church
  • McKnight Road Church of Christ in St. Louis County
  • Mid County Church of Christ in St. Louis County
  • New Horizon Presbyterian Church of St. LouisCounty
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Cool Valley
  • St. Elizabeth of HungaryCatholic Church in Crestwood
  • St. Monica Catholic Church in St. Louis County
  • Stephan Memorial United Methodist Church in St. John
  • Webster Groves Christian Church

Room at the Inn Announces New Board Members

Room at the Inn recently announced two new board members: H. John Frank, Jr. and Randall Wollenberg have been approved for membership and will officially join the board of directors at this month’s meeting.

As president of Paramount Mortgage Company and co-chair of the Realtor Housing Assistance Fund for the St. Louis Association of Realtors, Mr. Frank has a special concern for housing issues. “I want to help those in need learn to change their plight, get back on their feet and live a healthy, productive life,” he said. Mr. Frank also serves on the St. Louis Association of Realtors Affiliate Board, and previously served as president of the St. Louis Mortgage Bankers Association, president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Missouri and on the board of directors for Villa Duchesne/Oak Hill School.

A researcher at Citibank in O’Fallon, Mo., Mr. Wollenberg brings accounting expertise as well as a desire to help the homeless. “I like to help where I can, and I want to help further the mission of Room at the Inn,” he said. He previously served on the board of the St. Charles County Historical Society.

Annual Report 2008-2009 Released

Room at the Inn offers our annual report along with our thanks.

2008-2009 Room Annual Report

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