Please Join Us! All are Welcome!
Dedication of The Tom Fredenberg House at 238 N. Main Street, Concord
Thursday, October 24th at 5:00PM
We do not have parking, so please park on Franklin Street
(across from us) or at these parking lots:
First Church (at Main & Washington Sts.) or at
Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell (at Washington & Main Sts.)
In May 2019, the Concord community lost one of its most dedicated and relentless leaders for the goals of ending homelessness and serving those in need: Tom Fredenburg. It was Tom’s vision and generosity that made it possible for the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) to purchase this building, now being used for the Concord Homeless Resource Center, and to build the new Emergency Winter Shelter in the back yard. We will be dedicating the Resource Center building to the memory of Tom.
Ellen Groh, CCEH Executive Director said, “Tom’s contributions to the CCEH mission over the years are countless. He served in so many ways- providing legal advice at the Resource Center to people struggling with homelessness; as a dedicated member of the Board of Directors; and as an all-around handyman for the property, constantly making improvements so it could better serve our guests. He put his own personal funds at risk while CCEH figured out how we could raise the money to buy the property. He is dearly missed, but his legacy lives on.”
Refreshments will be served, and music will be provided by the Wholly Rollers, a band that Tom spent much time with as the lead singer. Guests will be able to tour the Resource Center and the Emergency Winter Shelter and see firsthand the many ways that Tom, through his handyman skills, dedicated himself to helping individuals who were experiencing homelessness. Following brief remarks at 5:45 guests will have the opportunity to share memories of Tom. Tom had a gift for creating community among people – please join us as we celebrate the legacy he created.