What are CCEH Arches and Pillars of Support?
The Concord community has been an integral part of our success to date in support those people experiencing homelessness. Some members of the community have stepped up to say that our work to end homelessness in Concord is of paramount importance to them. These are the businesses and individuals we call our Arches and Pillars of Support. Their contributions are two-fold: financial contributions and lending their voices to talk about their passion for (and belief in) CCEH’s work and mission. Together, only together, can we end chronic homelessness in Concord.
Arches of Support are organizations that provide grant funding to CCEH at levels of $5,000 or more.
A big THANK YOU to our seven Arches of Support: City of Concord, Granite United Way, Lincoln Financial, Merrimack County, Merrimack County Savings Bank, NH Charitable Foundation, and Rotary Club of Concord.
Pillars of Support are businesses that sponsor two or more of CCEH’s fundraising events throughout the year, at $250 and above. If you believe in our mission and want to become a Pillar of Support: Sponsor two of CCEH’s three fundraising events each year: Bluegrass BBQ, Talent Show, SouperFest (see bottom of the page for more details)
- Lend CCEH your voice in support of our work. Send us a quote of why it’s important for you to support CCEH’s mission (check out some of our Pillars’ quotes below).
- A Premier Pillar of Support recognizes that ending chronic homelessness in Concord will take more than a year and commits to sponsoring two of CCEH’s annual fundraising events for three years in a row.
These are the Concord-area businesses that have stepped up and said that they believe that ending homelessness in our community is a top priority. Their financial and in-kind donations help CCEH move forward toward this goal. Interested in joining the cause? Scroll down for more information or download the Sponsorship packet:
How can we become a Pillar of Support?
If you agree that ending chronic homelessness in Concord is a priority for our community, consider becoming a CCEH Pillar of Support. What does this entail? Pillars of Support have committed to sponsoring at least two of CCEH’s annual fundraising events (SouperFest, Bluegrass BBQ, Talent Show) and have agreed to publicly support CCEH’s mission and energize other businesses in their industry around the cause.
- SPONSOR TWO OF CCEH’S ANNUAL FUNDRAISERS
- ENGAGE OTHERS TO LEND THEIR VOICES TO THE CAUSE OF ENDING HOMELESSNESS IN CONCORD
A Premier Pillar of Support recognizes that ending chronic homelessness in Concord will take more than a year and commits to sponsoring two of CCEH’s annual fundraising events for three years in a row. CLICK HERE for the Pillars of Support sponsorship packet. If you would like to learn more about CCEH’s Pillars of Support, you can reach out to CCEH Board Member, Greg Lessard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AmeriHealth Caritas NH
PREMIER Pillar of Support “AmeriHealth Caritas New Hampshire is so proud to support the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness and the community-based response to end homelessness in the Concord area. It is essential all of us work together to develop creative options to both prevent and end homelessness in our communities.“
PREMIER Pillar of Support
In-kind Pillar of Support “As a locally owned and operated company, Binnie Media stands behind and supports the community in which we live. We feel affordable housing should be available to all and for that reason Binnie media is honored to support the Concord Coalition to End homelessness” – Stan Bennett, VP Programming Binnie Media
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Cleveland, Waters and Bass, P.A.
Premier Pillar of Support “CWB is proud to support the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness. Through its Resource Center and Housing First programs, and its work to increase the availability of affordable housing in Concord, the Coalition provides living examples of how to support and care for people who have become homeless. CWB congratulates the Coalition’s advocacy for solutions to eliminate homelessness in our community, and its work to build a system that effectively responds to the diverse needs of people experiencing homelessness.” – Tenly Callaghan, Director and Shareholder Cleveland, Waters and Bass, P.A.
The Common Man
Pillar of Support “I am more than happy to support CCEH in Concord. They fill a void that was sorely needed for those looking for a clean, welcoming, safe place to wash up, enjoy coffee, light food, rest, or just talk with others who might help them find help and healthful ways to improve their day-to-day life – a non-isolating place to go that’s safe. The Common Man Family loves to support things that help our less than fortunate New Hampshire citizens. CCEH is a perfect example of helping the community narrow the gap between those who are comfortable in our society and those who need our help. It’s the least we can do for our fellow brethren, especially during the pandemic.” – Alex Ray, Owner The Common Man Family of Restaurants
Concord Food Co-op
Pillar of Support “Concern for Community is one of the seven cooperative principles that guide every Cooperative business, and the Concord Food Co-operative has been doing that for decades in our close-knit community that we are lucky enough to call home. We stand as a CCEH Pillar of Support in the effort to end homelessness and provide safe, decent, stable, and affordable places to live for all in our community.” – Chris Gilbert, General Manager
Concord Eye Center
Pillar of Support “As locally owned and operated company, Concord Eye Center is proud to support our community, a community that has given so much to making our business successful. We feel housing and safety should be a basic human right, and for that reason we are honored to partner with the ‘Coalation’ as a Pillar of Support and support the tireless work of the Concord Coalition to End homelessness.” – Sarah Duval, Marketing Manager
In-kind Pillar of Support “At ConcordTV we provide video production training and event coverage for the City, School District, and community partners- such as CCEH- with the fundamental belief that together we’re building a better community. We are thrilled to continue our strong partnership with CCEH in any way we can help. Homelessness can happen to anyone at any time, so we applaud CCEH staff and volunteers for their tireless efforts to provide resources that otherwise would not exist. Please join us in our fight to end homelessness in Concord!” – Josh Hardy, ConcordTV Executive Director
Dippold & Dennehy
Pillar of Support “The absence of stable homes is devastating to children, adults, families, and to our larger community. We need fiercely dedicated leadership, compassion, and hard work to address homelessness at every level. We are deeply grateful for the tireless efforts of the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness. It is a privilege to support CCEH and look forward, with confidence, to a time when none of our neighbors lack a safe place to live.” – Ann Dippold, Principal Broker
Pillar of Support “Evidence of the impact of this virus outbreak on our neighbors, families, and small businesses is everywhere. And, we also see the resiliency, sheer will, and hope of people across our region as they band together to help one another. The need for assistance continues to grow, and we will do what we can to give back and support the most vulnerable populations in our communities as well as encourage those who are able to do so to join us.” – Nancy Huntington Stager, President and CEO of Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation.
Eastern Propane & Oil
Pillar of Support “Eastern Propane and Oil has been fueling communities throughout New England since 1932. Eastern is proud to partner with the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness in their mission to support Concord community members who need assistance the most.”
Franklin Savings Bank
Pillar of Support “Franklin Savings Bank is pleased to partner with Concord Coalition to End Homelessness to support its mission of bringing an end to homelessness in the Capital region. As a community bank who is actively involved in supporting affordable housing projects, we share the same vision that every individual should have an affordable place to call home.” – Dawn M. Beers, VP – Marketing Officer
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Greater Concord Interfaith Council
Pillar of Support “The membership of the Greater Concord Interfaith Council believes in the inherent worth and dignity of each and every person. As part of that, we support the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness because every person deserves a home.”
The Hawk & Lakes FM
In-Kind Pillar of Support “The Hawk and Lakes FM are proud to be Pillars of Support for the Concord Coalition To End Homelessness. We stand with our community and neighbors.” – Jim Whedon, Marketing Specialist, 104.9 The Hawk and Lakes FM 101.5
Premier Pillar of Support “Being in the hospitality business where people voluntarily check in and out of our hotel on a regular basis when traveling away from their homes, it is so difficult to comprehend that there are many in our community who have no place to call ‘home’—how can that be? Even more importantly, what can all of us do to make sure everyone in our community has a place to call ‘home’?” – Michael Simchik, Owner Hotel Concord
Premier Pillar of Support “I was born and raised in Concord and I will do whatever I can to help the city I love. Keeler Family Realtors has been helping local families find homes for decades and there is nothing more important than having a place to lay your head at night. This is a fight we belong in and we look forward to winning this battle!” – CEO-Broker, Paul Hrycuna
Ledyard National Bank
Premier Pillar of Support “Ledyard National Bank is proud to support Concord Coalition to End Homelessness’s goal of achieving safe, decent, stable and affordable housing for all in our community. We are grateful for their enduring work to address the complex issues of homelessness in the Concord area and are excited to work together as a Premier Pillar of Support.” – Jeffrey Marks, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
McLane Middleton, P.A.
Pillar of Support “McLane Middleton is proud to support the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness. CCEH provides essential services to those experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless in our community, which include help in providing individuals with permanent supportive housing. It is critical to address the need for safe, stable, and affordable housing for everyone, including those most vulnerable among us. We are honored to be a Pillar supporting the work of CCEH in its mission to end homelessness in the greater Concord area.”
Merrimack County Savings Bank
Premier Pillar of Support “Merrimack County Savings Bank proudly supports the tireless work of the Concord Coalition to End Homeless. We commend and stand behind CCEH’s goal of ending homelessness in Concord because the Bank believes as they do– that every person has value and deserves dignity. CCEH advocates and offers resources and protection for our community’s most vulnerable people, and they serve as a wonderful role model for us all. We are thankful for all that CCEH has accomplished and commit to continuing our support for them as they come closer to their goal of eliminating homelessness in Concord once and for all.”
– Linda Lorden, President MCSB
Pillar of Support “Metzger/McGuire is pleased to support the great community work being done by CCEH to put an end to homelessness. Now more than ever it’s critically important for the community as a whole and especially the business community to come together to ensure that the Concord area remains a safe and affordable place to call home. We are grateful for our longstanding partnership with CCEH and are proud to stand alongside their team as a Pillar of Support in building a better foundation for stable and affordable housing in our community.” – Scott Metzger, President Metzger/McGuire
Mulberry Creek Imagery
Pillar of Support “We’ve been involved with the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness for about six years. We feel being part of building a strong community means helping our neighbors. One way for us, as photographers, to give back to our community is through volunteering our photography to help impactful nonprofits highlight their work. CCEH’s compassion, dedication, and boundless energy to lift up others move us to do more. We are honored to contribute our photography in support of wonderful people in an essential organization.“
New Hampshire Automobile Dealers Association
Pillar of Support “Without a place to roost, one cannot fly. Please join us in supporting this critical cause.” — Pete McNamara, NHADA President
North Branch Construction
Pillar of Support “As one of the leaders in multi-unit housing construction throughout New Hampshire, North Branch Construction is proud to be a Pillar of Support for the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness and the important work they do to provide housing for the most vulnerable members of our community. We care deeply for the Concord community, the place our business calls home, and encourage other local businesses to do what they can to support CCEH’s efforts to end homelessness.” – Joseph H. Campbell, President
Northeast Delta Dental
Pillar of Support “We applaud the ongoing efforts of the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness. They address many complex issues surrounding homelessness by providing valuable resources to help people in our community. We signed on as the first Pillar of Support by sponsoring two of its fundraising events and committing to help raise awareness to support the Coalition and its important work.” – Lisa Rousseau, Community Relations Specialist
Premier Pillar of Support
Pillar of Support “Premiere Properties Inc. is pleased to be given the opportunity to support the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness. Since the founding of the organization, we have watched them achieve enormous goals one step at a time. Congratulations on their most recent success in acquiring the First Congregational Church Building, a step to expand their services during a period of unprecedented need. It is a privilege to play any part in assisting this remarkable group in fulfilling their mission and we look forward to continuing to so.” – Claudia Walker
Resilient Buildings Group
Pillar of Support “A community’s measure of humanity is always reflected in how it treats its most vulnerable. That is why Resilient Buildings Group is a proud supporter of CCEH. Providing essential services paired with safe, affordable, and efficient housing will ensure that our community continues to foster those in need. We are honored to be able to provide just one of the many pillars of support for CCEH.” Dana Nute, President
the river – FM 92.5
In-kind Pillar of Support “As active and involved members of the business community, and residents of New Hampshire, The River team is proud to work for a locally owned & operated station that gives back to the communities we serve. I believe that those of us fortunate to do well in our occupations have a responsibility to give back to those who need our help. The problem of homelessness can affect anyone. Often the result of job loss, or a medical emergency that depletes your savings unexpectedly, homelessness can have wide ranging effects both mentally and physically creating a downward spiral. Together as a community we can conquer the challenge of homelessness in Concord. Please join us in the fight to end homelessness in Concord!” – Steve Friedman of the river independent radio.
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The Rowley Agency, Inc.
Pillar of Support “The Rowley Agency has been a part of the Concord community since 1966 and organizations like the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness are what make us proud to be here. Having the basic needs that a stable home provides are essential to everyone’s success and happiness in life. Please join us in supporting this vital cause.” Holly O’Connor, Controller
Pillar of Support “Being a local real estate agency, RUEDIG REALTY, is in the people business and the housing business. Although we can professionally take care of people wanting to buy houses, we also are acutely aware of people who are not able to do so but still of course need housing in our community. This is why we financially sustain the CCEH. We have enjoyed the support of the community for decades and want to give back in a meaningful way to us, as Realtors.” – Barbara Ruedig, Broker Ruedig Realty
ServPro Fire & Water Cleanup & Restoration
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South Church Concord
Pillar of Support “Since its inception in a classroom in our basement as an outgrowth of the Emergency Winter Shelter, we at South Church have been proud to support the work of the CCEH with contributions and volunteers. The CCEH commitment to those who are homeless is tireless, and a vital reminder that no community can be fully realized until every member of that community has an equal place at the table of grace and well-being.” – Rev. Jared Rardin
Sugar River Bank
Pillar of Support “Sugar River Bank is proud to support the mission and critical work the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness does in the Concord area to break the cycle of homelessness. As your Hometown Bank, we strive to give back to our communities and neighborhood partners through leadership, charitable donations, and dedication. We are committed to making our communities better places to work and live.” – Mark Pitkin, President and CEO of Sugar River Bank
Unitarian Universalist Church of Concord
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Wesley United Methodist Church
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Wilcox & Barton, Inc.
Pillar of Support “Wilcox & Barton, Inc. is excited to partner with Concord Coalition to End Homelessness and support its mission to end homelessness in the Capital Region. As a New Hampshire company with a corporate office in Concord, we care deeply about the community and agree that every dual should have a place to call home.” – Bill Wilcox, President, Wilcox & Barton, Inc.
In-kind Pillar of Support “Our community is about lifting folks up, not tearing them down. We are proud to do our part.”– WKXL General Manager, Chris Ryan