Gifting Gala attendees tell of Family House's support system
The ties that bind were the driving force behind Family House's Gifting Gala on March 28, a concept that drew no shortage of admiration from 300 guests at the Omni William Penn, Downtown.
“Everyone here has a story of someone who needed help,” said Kim Racan.
The sentiment was echoed by board chair Randy andKim Struk. He spoke of a “shared support system” for clients so deep that “before they leave, they're family.”
Since its inception in 1983, Family House has supported tens of thousands of individuals by giving them a place to stay while receiving medical treatment in Pittsburgh.
“That's my house,” said Trinidad native Kwesi Aguillera, who underwent a double lung transplant last year. “It's my home away from home.”
Dancing the night away to Gary Racan and the Studio-e band were Kim andCurt Fleming, Terrence andLaura Hartford, Kathy Lachenauer, Mernis Ayala, Merritt Fajt Birnie, Brittany Holzer and Darla Shay.