Portland, April 11th, 2015. Human Solutions’ auction and gala raised more than $80,000 for the agency’s programs and services for low-income and homeless individuals and families. About 230 guests attended the event at the Melody Ballroom in Portland. This year’s kite-filled theme was “Soar With Us.” The event featured silent and live auctions, a buffet dinner, and dancing to live East Coast jazz, swing and pop by Portland’s Shanghai Woolies. Guests had a great time bidding for auction items via their smart phones.

Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey, right, enjoys the Human Solutions auction with State Rep. Jeff Reardon. Bailey represents District 1, which includes areas west of the Willamette River and the inner eastside south of Interstate 84. Reardon represents East Portland and Happy Valley

Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey, right, enjoys the Human Solutions auction with State Rep. Jeff Reardon. Bailey represents District 1, which includes areas west of the Willamette River and the inner eastside south of Interstate 84. Reardon represents East Portland and Happy Valley

Bess Wills, General Manager at Gresham Ford, and Jean DeMaster, Executive Director at Human Solutions, get ready for the live auction.

Bess Wills, General Manager at Gresham Ford, and Jean DeMaster, Executive Director at Human Solutions, get ready for the live auction.

Sona K. Andrews, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Portland State University, raises her bid card high at the Human Solutions auction.

Sona K. Andrews, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Portland State University, raises her bid card high at the Human Solutions auction.

Guests at the Human Solutions auction included Terry Wilson, Director of Affordable Housing, and Rich Miller, President/Owner of Affinity Property Management.

Guests at the Human Solutions auction included Terry Wilson, Director of Affordable Housing, and Rich Miller, President/Owner of Affinity Property Management.

The Melody Ballroom was the site of this year’s “Soar With Us” auction.

The Melody Ballroom was the site of this year’s “Soar With Us” auction.

About Human Solutions

Human Solutions promotes self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income families and individuals in outer East Portland and East Multnomah County. The agency’s four primary program areas are direct services to homeless families, affordable housing, employment and economic development, and safety net services to prevent homelessness, such as rent assistance and utility assistance. For more information, visit www.humansolutions.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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