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Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East Hard Hat and Black Tie Dinner and Auction 2019

During our Hard Hat & Black Tie Dinner and Auction, President and CEO Steve Messinetti challenged you to cheer on your community and make a difference in our city, and you responded, TRIUMPHANTLY–together we raised a record-breaking $619,590! Because of your generosity, more Portlanders will have a safe and stable place to call home.

All the funds we raised will go directly into building more affordable homes for local families like Anthony’s, who shared his story in a video below. Anthony is purchasing a Habitat home in the Portsmouth Neighborhood of North Portland. After being pushed out farther and farther east, Anthony will finally be able to return to a place he once called home in a community where many of his neighbors have generational ties to the same neighborhood.

“It feels great to know that I can purchase a home and provide a safe environment for my kids,” Anthony said.

Together, we have the power to make positive change in our community.

In the words of Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East’s President and CEO Steve Messinetti:

“While we come from different neighborhoods, live on different streets, we all desire a better future for our city,” he said. “That starts with a stable place to call home for all of our neighbors. And that’s where Habitat for Humanity comes in. But our work is about more than just building houses, we’re building communities with neighbors who truly support each other.”

Thank you to everyone who made this event such a success. To our dedicated auction committee for hand selecting each detail; to our Platinum Sponsors, Hasson Company Realtors and Directors Mortgage for continuing to support our mission; to The Loft on 8th Ave for accommodating us in the knick of time; and to each and every one of our guests, staff, and volunteers for strengthening our community through your dedication and kindness. Through all of you, we are paving the way for our neighbors.

If you weren’t able to attend, but would still like to make the dream of homeownership a reality for more People in our city, please consider donating today:

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