Awesome News…. New Rescues, Home town Heroes…. Winter Wonderland and more!!!


Congress of the United States // House of Representatives // Washington, DC 20515
Congress of the United States // House of Representatives // Washington, DC 20515

213 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-4465
December 6, 2018 

Dear Mark and Amy Steppe,

It gives me great pleasure to inform you of your selection as a New Jersey Fifth District Hometown Hero.  Nominees have been chosen by their neighbors and community leaders for their outstanding contributions to our District by volunteering, serving or working to help others. You exemplify our shared Jersey values that make North Jersey such a special place to live. The Fifth District Hometown Heroes Awards are presented to business leaders, first responders, teachers, children, seniors, and community leaders to recognize their commitment to bettering the lives of other Jersey residents and families.  

I will be holding a ceremony on December 14, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Trustees Pavilion at Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd in Mahwah, to recognize all of our Hometown Heroes.

To RSVP or should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Hadar Arazi of my staff at (201) 389-1100 or at I look forward to this opportunity to recognize your exceptional contributions and hope that you are able to join us.

Again, congratulations on your recognition as a Hometown Hero!    




Josh Gottheimer

We are so honored to be chosen as The New Jersey Fifth District Hometown Hero. None of this would have been possible without our team. We are blown away, we have been working hard and accomplished so much in three months but I never expected this!! We are honored and hopeful that all our hard work behind the scenes, all the phone calls, studying the statutes regarding animal cruelty and live stock laws, just when I felt like I was getting nowhere, this happens!! We are beyond grateful. 

Our three Mustangs are thriving in their life with us at Unbridled. The other night I felt just pure love for each of them and how they have already helped so many with their own unique energy and way about them. To say they make me proud is an understatement. 

We will be adding to our herd very soon. We have rescued two mini’s from slaughter that are still recovering in quarantine. We are hopeful they will be with us by next week. We also got a call about a surrender case last night of an older Mustang. In our hearts, we know we need to help this one, and we will. We are working on getting her to us in the next week. Our three newest family at Unbridled will be Amirah, Buddy and Nevada. We will do what we do and love them, and let the beautiful world work its magic as it does. We will definitely  need help, bot at the barn and financially. We are a non-profit and rely solely on donations and grants. ANYTHING helps, a penny to me has so much more meaning than it ever did before. We are grateful for any donation, and all goes straight to the care of our Rescues!!!

We will be hosting a winter wonderland this weekend, an open house so you guys can come meet our amazing team, and meet our Mustangs!!! Please stop by!! We will have a gift shop with some custom made knives, woodwork and paintings all done by our very talented Kevin Henry, a Vietnam Veteran!! 50 percent of what he makes in his sales will come back to us at UHP!!! Stop by for a good time!!! THANK YOU ALL FOR BELIEVING IN US!!!!

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