Did you know Multnomah county only has about 400-500 year-round shelter beds for moms, dads and kids who experience homelessness but there are over 1000 families waiting for help right now.
As you may know, we are working to help Portland Homeless Family Solutions (PHFS) reach their goal of $3,500,000 by the end of April 2018 to purchase a new building with more space to house and help those suffering from homelessness.
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PHFS is drastically expanding... and they need your help! They are in the process of purchasing a building that would quadruple the shelter capacity, expand homeless prevention programs, and include affordable housing units. But they can't do this without you!
EPB&B is working with PHFS to try and make this dream a reality. Our goal is to donate $2,500 to the project by April 30th.
You can help - stop by our office and donate your loose change, empty cans/bottles or buy a ...raffle ticket to win an Amazon Show valued at $229. You can also browse our mini-garage sale with lots of fun items.
Today we were lucky enough to give back to two amazing local charities - Camp Ukandu and Oregon Humane Society. Camp Ukandu is a camp for kids and families dealing with cancer. Their mission is to bring joy and hope to children living with cancer, their siblings and families through "outrageously fun" camp experiences. Oregon Humane Society is the largest humane society in the Northwest and adopts more animals from its Portland shelter than any other single-facility shelter on the West Coast. These two organizations were the recipients of funds collected at our annual insurance industry open house in December. Special thanks to all of our industry partners who attended and everyone who helped us make this a reality.
Tony DeMicoli was one of the most respected club owners and promoters in Portland during the 80's. He owned and operated the legendary Luis' LaBamba Club and later Key Largo for over a decade. Tony provided a stage for hundreds, if not thousands, of artists over his club ownership and promotion career. Recently, Tony has been battling and beating two forms of cancer and while the cancer is in remission, the medical bills are not. Saturday night's tribute was also a fundraiser to help with Tony's medical bills. Marc Baker seen here with Danny Schauffler (Crazy 8's) about to go up on stage.
Congratulations to 2017 Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) Scholarship winner Savanah Campbell. Savanah knew herself well enough at age ten to recognize that playing French Horn suited her unique personality. Honored to receive the OMHOF scholarship, Savanah plans to continue her love of this instrument at the University of Oregon as a Music Performance major next fall. Influenced by Indy as well as Classical music, Savanah hopes to one day collaborate with alternative music artists as both a lyricist and composer.