Portland, OR. The Salvation Army 24th Annual All About Kids Dinner on May 15th was a festive affair that benefitted nine kids programs in the Portland Metro area. The funds support the Salvation Army summer camp, shelter services and after school programs. Little People Big World‘s Amy Roloff joined Salvation Army’s officers including Suzanne Kehoe KruseJazmin Roman and Marcos Roman cheering on the kids. Organizers say through the generosity of Fred Meyer, their partners and attendees, they exceeded their goal, raising over $354K. 

New Portland-Metro Advisory Board Members Byron Van Kley and Chrystal Thornton

Long-time AAK Presenting Partner Fred Meyer inspired donors and volunteers to continue to care for Portland’s children

500+ attended the gala at the Sentinel Hotel

Musical guest Mike Hohnholz brightened the night with his songs of compassion

Powerful speaker Lisa Barns tells a story of despair and triumph. Now a Captain with The Salvation Army, Ms Barns shared that, as a young child, she came to the Salvation Army through a food box as her mother was in the grip of addiction.

Here’s a video about the Salvation Army Rose Center:

Learn more about the Salvation Army programs at: portland.salvationarmy.org.