Portland, OR. Homeless children and their families are getting a boost from the Dennis’ 7 Dees Annual Charity Golf Tournament. The event benefiting Human Solutions was held Thursday, September 15th at Langdon Farms. Jill Reilly and Terry Ciecko took part in the fun. Proceeds totaled over $88,000 – this brings the 7-year total to $500,000 since its inception in 2010.

Andy Miller, Dean Snodgrass, Terry Ciecko, David Snodgrass, Dani Powell

Andy Miller, Dean Snodgrass, Terry Ciecko, David Snodgrass, Dani Powell

Joe Schneid, Geoff Horton, Rich Willott, Craig Beard

Joe Schneid, Geoff Horton, Rich Willott, Craig Beard

Dean Snodgrass, Brian Humble and Jeff Bieker

Dean Snodgrass, Brian Humble and Jeff Bieker

This community event started out as a small vendor and employee golf outing sponsored by the owners of Dennis’ 7 Dees Landscaping and Garden Centers, and over the past 7 years has evolved into a crucial fundraiser that benefits homeless children and their families in 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.

Andy Miller, Executive Director of Human Solutions notes, “Human Solutions deeply appreciates the rich partnership we have developed with the Dennis’ 7 Dees family.  This family-owned local business gives real meaning to supporting their community.  As a direct result of the generous efforts of Dennis’ 7 Dees, hundreds of Oregon’s kids and their families who may experience homelessness this year will be able to sleep safely and warmly inside while they take a first step to transition out of homelessness into stable housing.  The proceeds from this event allow us to provide emergency shelter for families with children who fall into homelessness in this very challenging housing economy.  It also enables us to support families experiencing homelessness back into stable housing with the resources and support they need to prevent the trauma of homelessness in their future.”

From Human Solutions:

Human Solutions builds pathways out of poverty by promoting self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income families in East Portland and East Multnomah County. The agency’s three primary program areas are:  affordable housing development and operation, employment and economic development, and safety net services such as rent and utility assistance as well as shelter services. For more information, visit www.humansolutions.org.  For more information about Dennis’ 7 Dees, go to www.dennis7dees.com.

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