Portland, October 6th. “Keep Oregon WARM!” That was the theme of Oregon HEAT’s 2012 Annual Dinner & Benefit Auction at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in NE Portland. Longtime Oregon HEAT supporter and sponsor, Janey Greenlees is joined by friends, Diane Wilcox, Kelly Heinonen and Kristine Creger. Drew Carney was the Emcee. The event raised over $28,000 to help those in need of heat and lights during winter months. (Photo credit, Miriam Fisk)
Supporters had the opportunity to listen to Oregon’s First Lady, Cylvia Hayes speak passionately about the need to help our fellow Oregonians with basic needs like heat, food and shelter. Supporters also had the chance to listen to the Lee Garret Quartet; featuring Janice Scroggins.
It was a great evening of fundraising for Oregon HEAT’s mission to develop and coordinate resources to help low-income Oregonians meet their energy needs and to achieve energy self-reliance through energy education and advocacy.
From Oregon Heat:
It is estimated that nearly 1 in 4 Oregon families may not have the money to pay for heat or keep the lights on when needed most. Oregon HEAT is an independent nonprofit organization founded just over 20 years ago to help low-income Oregonians and hard-working families keep those vital utilities on during unforeseen emergency situations.
At Oregon HEAT, we are people just like you who want to ensure area families are safe and warm in their own home. Together, we are neighbors helping neighbors, providing warmth and kindness through heartfelt donations.
Event donors included: