BLOOMINGTON, MN, January 10, 2014 – The Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA) raised $16,632.43 – along with additional donations of children’s books, toys and blankets – for Minneapolis homeless shelter People Serving People.

MHA members celebrated their charitable partnership with a silent auction and raffle to benefit the organization on Friday, November 22nd at ElseWarehouse Apartments in the Minneapolis North Loop.

People Serving People CEO Daniel Gumnit attended the fundraiser to express his gratitude and to convey the importance of MHA’s contributions.

“Last year, more than 2,000 homeless children stayed at People Serving People. The new face of homelessness is that of a six-year-old child. If we are going to end the cycle, we have to focus on the kids. Partnerships like this one are instrumental in helping us accomplish our goals,” Gumnit said.

Just after Charitable Outreach Chair Colleen Wilson and MHA staff member Tina Gassman presented a $14,985 donation to Gumnit, MHA vendors in attendance added to the sum.

“The work Daniel and his team do at People Serving People is so very important,” Wilson said, “Every one of our members who has toured the shelter has been moved to help them succeed.”

About People Serving People:
People Serving People is the largest, most comprehensive, family-focused shelter in Minnesota. The mission of People Serving People is to serve homeless children and their families and provide new opportunities for healthy, stable family life. People Serving People achieves its mission and goals by providing emergency housing and community services that assist families experiencing homelessness in becoming self-sufficient and reconnected with the community. In a safe, secure and sober environment, PSP provides services which cultivate independence and accountability.

About Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA):
The Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA) is a state-wide nonprofit trade organization. With nearly 2,100 members representing more than 250,000 housing units throughout Minnesota, MHA is the voice of the state’s multi housing industry. Visit for more information.