Community of Hope Open House

IMG_1483 Community of Hope celebrated with an Open House. After five months of being closed, we were able to cut the ribbon to welcome aver 125 guests to our newly renovated building. It was a wonderful celebration! Ken Cowdery, the Executive Director of the Home Builders Foundation, welcomed the crowd. Josh Hawk, Executive Director of AllOne Community Services, the agency that sponsors Community of Hope, shared their joy in the completion of the project. Dale Hosely, president of Clear Water Construction, our general contractor, said they were honored to be a part of this project. Chris Olinger represented Red Sea Church, our landlords who graciously allow us to use this building rent free. Linda Jo Devlaeminck, Program Director of Community of Hope, thanked the many people who …

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Overlook Park Movie and Raffle

Have some fun while supporting us and winning a raffle! Overlook Neighborhood Association is showing the Wizard of Oz at Overlook Park on September 4. Fun starts at 6:30 and the movie is at dusk. They are raising funds for Community of Hope and Portland Homeless Family Solutions. You can even buy a raffle ticket and not come by contacting Cynthia at movie@overlookneighborhood.org. They have lots of fun prizes! Come and have some fun and help us too! See pictures and prized here…

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Lutheran Youth Group Cleans Up

IMG_1483A Lutheran Youth Group from North Dakota came and cleaned up the building in the middle of our construction work. There were screws, plaster, and assorted garbage on the floor, cove molding that still needed to be taken out, and weeds in our garden and parking lot. They took care of them all! Thank you so much! See more pictures here…

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New Playground

IMG_1483CBRE Cares donated a new playground, bark chips and fencing materials and then came and put them together. They came on Earth Day to help our kids have a fun, safe place to play outside. In spite of rain, they worked hard to assemble the playground equipment and build the fence. They split into two teams who expertly went to work. The race was on for who would complete the work first, but the fencers won! They were glad to be able to sweat and work hard for a good cause (and be out of the office!)

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Home Builders Foundation Building Hope Gala & Auction Supports Community of Hope

IMG_1483On the night after our Celebrate and Support Hope Event, the Home Builders Foundation had their Building Hope Gala Auction. They raised $270,000 for the shelters they are supporting, including Community of Hope. They featured us in their video. See more about their event by clicking here and view the video by clicking here.

Linda Jo Devlaeminck attended the event. She was delighted to meet many of the people who are supporting us in our renovations. She’s very grateful for all of their help.

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