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"Hope On The Horizon": ROSE Donor Breakfast raises funds for homes


"Hope On The Horizon": ROSE Donor Breakfast raises funds for homes


SOUTHEAST PORTLAND - ROSE Community Development Corp. marks its 18th year of serving Outer Southeast Portland with its annual Donor Breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 7.


This year's theme -- "Hope on the Horizon" - reflects ROSE'S achievements over the past year despite the turmoil in the financial and housing markets. The event, a fund-raiser for the non-profit affordable housing agency, will be held in OMSI's Market Café beginning at 7:30 a.m.


In 2009-10, ROSE built, acquired and rehabbed 60 new affordable homes in the five Outer Southeast neighborhoods it serves. ROSE also spearheaded the East Portland Enhancement Project, an ongoing economic development program, and oversaw completion of the long-delayed playground remodeling at Marysville School.


Margaret Carter, a longtime state senator, will be the morning's featured speaker. Carter is currently a Deputy Director with the Oregon Department of Human Services.


"The past two years have been tremendously challenging," says ROSE Executive Director Nick Sauvie. "It's underscored the need for plentiful housing and place-based community services. ROSE specializes in both."


ROSE will also recognize five people and organizations who exemplify the "Hope On The Horizon" theme. They are: Lana Penley, principal of Marysville School; Nancy Wilgenbusch of the Marysville Advisory Council; Zenger Farms; R&H Construction and Florence Wood, a ROSE volunteer.


Since 1992, ROSE has worked to "Revitalize Outer South East" neighborhoods. Building on the belief that a stable home is a keystone for a successful life, ROSE works to create affordable housing in Southeast neighborhoods torn by unemployment and foreclosures. The agency is a 501(c)3 non-profit.


ROSE now has an inventory of 380 homes. It has also partnered to promote homeownership in Outer Southeast, staging the East Portland Homeownership Fair held each spring.


In addition to creating affordable homes, ROSE provides social services to Outer Southeast families through programs such as "Shop With A Cop," a back-to-school shopping spree conducted each year with Fred Meyer, and the Child Care Improvement Project network that ROSE coordinates.


What: ROSE Donor Breakfast


When: Thursday, Oct. 7 from 7:30 to 9 a.m.


Where: Market Café, OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave.


Why: To support ROSE's expanding homeownership efforts and community programs.


Notable: Breakfast is free but donations are welcome. RSVP required; please contact Vivian Satterfield at 503-788-8052 x14 or [email protected]




Vivian Satterfield


ROSE Community Development


5215 SE Duke


Portland, OR 97206


t: 503-788-8052


f: 503-788-9197