Portland, OR. More than 500 people attended Central City Concern‘s (CCC) Compassion in Action annual luncheon at the Portland Art Museum on November 15th. Mayor-elect Ted Wheeler opened the program, which featured inspiring stories of CCC staff and clients as well as words from Ed Blackburn, CCC’s executive director. The event raised about $200,000. (Photo Credit, Andrea Lonas)

More than 500 people attended the sold out event.

More than 500 people attended the sold out event.

Ed Blackburn received a standing ovation after detailing CCC's commitment to move forward.

Ed Blackburn received a standing ovation after detailing CCC’s commitment to move forward.

Here’s a video about Central City Concern.

From Central City Concern:

Central City Concern (CCC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency serving single adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty and addictions. Founded in 1979, the agency has developed a comprehensive continuum of affordable housing options integrated with direct social services including healthcare, recovery and employment. CCC currently has a staff of 600+, an annual operating budget of $47 million and serves more than 13,000 individuals annually.

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