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
Joe Schneid, Geoff Horton, Rich Willott, Craig Beard
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.
Portland, September 18th, 2014. At a very critical time, event sponsors made a tremendous push to reach their $100,000 fundraising goal through the Dennis’ 7 Dees Annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit Human Solutions. One fun foursome was Brian Humble, Jeff Bieker, Dean Snodgrass, Ron Roth. The tournament exceeded that goal Thursday, September 18, 2014, raising $102,860 generating over a quarter of a million dollars since its inception six years ago.
Gearing up for a shot gun start.
What once was 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.
The check presentation with Dean Snodgrass, Jean DeMaster, Carla Piluso, Dave Snodgrass, Terry Ciecko
“There is so work much to do at Human Solutions that needs immediate funding, stated Dave Snodgrass, president of Dennis’ 7 Dees Landscaping and Garden Centers. A new 120 bed family winter shelter is in the planning stages–staffing and supplies will need to be ready on November 1st when the emergency winter shelter opens. The proceeds from this year’s Golf Tournament will ensure that the Family Winter Shelter can stay open until the end of April 2015. Dave added that “the Dennis’ 7 Dees Company is pleased to help Human Solutions provide for over 150 homeless families each night of the year.”
Jean DeMaster, executive director of Human Solutions notes, “People think that because the economy is improving, that homelessness is also on the decline. This simply isn’t true. There is a huge shortage of shelter and housing throughout the tri-county area. The weather is growing colder and the rain will soon start; during this time, the number of homeless families seeking shelter always increases. We are so grateful to the staff at Dennis’ 7 Dees, particularly the Snodgrass brothers, Dave, Dean and Drew for recognizing the plight of these homeless families and doing something about it. These funds will go directly to getting kids and their parents a safe, warm place to stay.”
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 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.
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