IHOP holds successful fundraiser for Christmas Day Fire

IHOP co-owner Mo Abdelhadi, Mayor Michael Soriano, Jennifer Anderson and Susan Melone

PARSIPPANY — Mo Abdelhadi, co-owner International House of Pancakes (IHOP), 792 Route 46, Parsippany gives the Anderson family a check for the fundraiser held at the restaurant.

The Parsippany Police Department Communications Center received a 911 call at 6:42 p.m. on December 25 from Hoover’s Tavern reporting some type of a large fire they could see through the woods on Powder Mill Road.

The homeowners, Roger Anderson, 82, and Geneva Anderson, 77, were not at home at the time of the fire.

The home at 29 Southwood Drive was destroyed in a Christmas Evening fire

The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, coordinated two fundraisers to support a Parsippany family who tragically lost their home in a fire on Christmas Day.

The first fundraiser was at Applebee’s on January 27 and the second was held at IHOP.