Portland, October 21st. Tickets sold out for the 30th Anniversary Party of Habitat for Humanity. Organizers say their The Hard Hat & Black Tie dinner and auction surpassed their goals and raised $207,000.

Traci Manning, Becky & Len Magnuson

Traci Manning, Becky & Len Magnuson

April & Steve Messinetti, Barbara Woodruff, Kari Easton, Tom Kelly & Tom Koehler

April & Steve Messinetti, Barbara Woodruff, Kari Easton, Tom Kelly & Tom Koehler

Stephen Levesque, Ryan Deckert & Mark Waller

Stephen Levesque, Ryan Deckert & Mark Waller

This year Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East will build 30 homes in partnership with local families—up from 20 from last year. Since being founded in 1981, Habitat for Humanity has helped over 200 hardworking families permanently escape poverty living conditions in Portland and Gresham.

Beverly Batchelder & Don Pearson

Beverly Batchelder & Don Pearson

 

Jerome Kersey

Blazer favorite Jerome Kersey addresses the supporters

 

Hard Hat & Black Tie was the theme for the dinner and auction

Hard Hat & Black Tie was the theme for the dinner and auction

 

Bidders helped Habitat surpass its goals

Bidders helped Habitat surpass its goals

 

Megan Nelson & Gary Combs

Megan Nelson & Gary Combs

The Campbell Group was the underwriter for the event and other sponsors included American AgCredit, KPMG and Oregon Forest Industries.

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