Portland, September 17th, 2015. Homeless and low-income families in the Portland area are one step closer to self-reliance, thanks to the Dennis’ 7 Dees Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Human Solutions held at Langdon Farms. Sean Snodgrass, Brian Humble, Dean Snodgrass, and Jeff Beiker supported the event. The goal was to raise over $100,000 – it was easily surpassed, with proceeds totaling $107,661.00. This brings the 6-year total to $400,000 since its inception in 2010.
What was once a small vendor and employee golf outing sponsored by the owners of Dennis’ 7 Dees Landscaping and Garden Centers has now evolved into a significant fundraiser that benefits homeless families in East Portland and East Multnomah County through Human Solutions’ programs and services.
“On behalf of all of us at Dennis’ 7 Dees, we are pleased to continue to help Human Solutions carry out their vital mission in the community of serving hundreds of homeless children and their families. We are very grateful for our suppliers, clients, friends and employees who help make this event possible,” stated Dave Snodgrass, President of Dennis’ 7 Dees. Proceeds from this tournament specifically assist Human Solutions operate their Emergency Family Shelter and other services for homeless parents and children. On November 1st when the shelter opens, there will be 100 beds ready for families in need. New this year: the shelter will remain open year-round, so there will be help anytime during the year.
Jean DeMaster, executive director of Human Solutions notes, “Human Solutions is extremely fortunate to work with the Dennis’ 7 Dees family and friends and are very appreciative of their continued support. We know that those in our community who are homeless, especially those with children, don’t want to be homeless. The proceeds from this event allow us to provide this emergency shelter for them. It also enables us to help these families stay together, while they learn important skills and get the help they need to get back on their feet.”
From Human Solutions:
Human Solutions promotes self-reliance for homeless and low-income families and individuals in outer East Portland and East Multnomah County. The agency’s four primary program areas are: homelessness prevention, affordable housing, employment and economic development, and safety net services such as rent and utility assistance. For more information, visit www.humansolutions.org. For more information about Dennis’ 7 Dees, go to www.dennis7dees.com.