Local Realtors & Builders Join Forces with Bethlehem Inn


Gathering Showcases Vision of a Central Oregon without Homelessness

Members of the Central Oregon Association of Realtors (COAR) and the Central Oregon Builders Association (COBA) will gather in the spirit of friendly competition to raise funds for the Bethlehem Inn Transforming Lives Together Capital Campaign and showcase a shared vision of a Central Oregon where everyone has a home.

Thursday September, 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 at Mountain Room at Deschutes Brewery,
A friendly debate between Carolyn Bostwick, President of COAR, and Jeff Payne, President of COBA, mediated by Bethlehem Inn Campaign Chair, Heather Tennant Salvesen.

There will be a special announcement of a major commitment to the capital campaign by the Inn’s Executive Director Gwenn Wysling at approximately 6:15pm. A former resident of Bethlehem Inn will reflect on what it was like to lose a home and transition to stability with the help of Bethlehem Inn.

COBA and COAR leadership are rallying their membership in support of the Bethlehem Inn capital campaign Transforming Lives Together. Funds contributed by COBA and COAR members will support 20% of construction costs for the Inn’s new Family Residence and Service Hub, which started construction earlier this month.  More than $250,000 has already been raised for the fund drive. Additional pledges will be made at the event on September 28.

The event supports construction of Bethlehem Inn’s new 18,600-foot Family Residence and Service Hub. The facility will house up to ten families who are in transition from homelessness to stability. Services on site will support all residents of Bethlehem Inn, including families and single adults. More than 1,100 people per year will benefit.

541-322-8768 ext. 21
Transforming Lives with Shelter, Help and Hope


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