On Saturday, August 29 Harford County residents put aside preferences in sports, donned team colors and came together to help homeless families at the Harford Family House (HFH) “Bird’s Ball.” The annual gala and fundraiser for the non-profit organization was held at The Water’s Edge Event Center in Belcamp and featured a sports theme which was accented by the appearance of the Oriole bird mascot and Bay Hawks’ cheerleaders. The money raised will support HFH’s important works as the largest provider of emergency and transitional housing for homeless families in Harford County.
Notable attendees included Jeffrey Griffin, Director of the Governor’s Office of Service and Volunteerism representing Governor Larry Hogan; Debi Glassman, representing Harford County Executive Barry Glassman; Harford County Councilman Curtis Beulah and his wife Jean; Harford County Councilman Patrick Vincenti and his wife Jeannie; Harford County Director of Housing and Community Development Len Parrish and his wife Andrea; and Aberdeen Mayor Michael Bennett.
Joyce Duffy, Harford Family House Executive Director/CEO, said of the fundraiser, “What a fun and colorful evening! The creative ways guests showed their team pride with orange and purple was really amazing. And I am equally amazed by the ongoing generosity of our community in supporting the work of Harford Family House. Many thanks to our sponsors and to everyone who attended and helped make the Bird’s Ball one of our best events. Your contributions will make a tremendous difference in the lives of Harford County’s homeless families.”