Hometown Heroes


We have closed this account so that we are able to give AT HEARTS LENGTH, a 501c3 the ability to issue checks to Lee Parker, Ivan White and to the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. We would like to thank everyone once again for their support of our heroes and helping to address the homeless situation in Elizabeth, NJ. We will post pictures and notify media when their checks are presented.

Update: We were with both Lee and Ivan yesterday. Lee has a job now and a place to stay. The Coalition is completing a plan for him to get his own permanent place which should be happening soon. Ivan is doing well also. They asked us to thank everyone for the support.


Two individuals found a backpack at the Elizabeth train station that had a number of pipe bombs located in the bag.

Had it not been for these heroes, Elizabeth NJ would have experienced a devastating terrorist attack. Thanks to Ivan White and Lee Parker, that explosion did not happen. We owe them a debt of gratitude.

Lee Parker is homeless and Ivan White lives on a fixed income. We are raising money for these two heroes who have done much for our community. A portion of the funds will also go toward the Elizabeth Coalition for the Homeless. Funds will be split 1/3 for Lee Parker, 1/3 for Ivan White and a 1/3 for the Elizabeth Coalition to House The Homeless. This group is providing services to the homeless and the needy. They have already been able to place Lee in a home and are working on permanent housing for him.

You can also mail a check to 'At Heart's Length' which is a 501c3 non profit account
Their address is
PO Box 3678
Elizabeth, NJ 07207

Thank you.


The outpouring has been amazing. We greatly appreciate your generosity. We continue to collect funds through gofundme.com and through the organization 'At Heart's Length'

Any items that you would like to send to Lee Parker or to Ivan White can be send to:

Elizabeth Coalition to House The Homeless
Attn: At Heart's Length Initiative
118 Division St., Elizabeth, NJ 07201-2736
Tel. [phone redacted]


  • Katherine Gilbert
    • $25 
    • 7 yrs

Organiser and beneficiary

Donald Goncalves
Elizabeth, NJ
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