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EVENT: Everyone deserves a place to call home!

ROSE celebrates the Sweet Smell of Success at Sept. 25 Breakfast

  On Thursday, Sept. 25, ROSE Community Development Corp. will serve a healthy breakfast to celebrate 16 years of service to Outer Southeast Portland.   Through its affordable housing and social service programs, ROSE helps create a community where everyone can share in the Sweet Smell of Success the theme for this years breakfast.  As this is ROSEs most important fundraising event of the year, we will be celebrating ROSEs good work and the people who are making outer Southeast neighborhoods a great place to live. 

  The event begins at 8:00 am at OMSI, which is located at 1945 S.E. Water Ave.   City Commissioner Nick Fish will be on hand to discuss housing in Portland.  Kat Hand, a ROSE Homeowner, will give a special testimonial about her experiences with ROSE.

  As part of the ceremonies, ROSE will present awards to the following partners:  Community Leader Troy Wilkerson, Real Estate Broker with EXIT Realty; Community Partner Wattles Boys & Girls Club; Business Partner William Wilson Architects; Outstanding Volunteer Paula Hernandez, ROSE resident.   ROSE takes its name from its mission.  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 four Portland neighborhoods characterized by aging housing stocks and household incomes that are well below the citys averages.    Beginning with the acquisition of a single house, ROSE has used housing improvement as a strategy to jump-start community revitalization. To date, ROSE has produced an inventory of over 300 rental and homeownership units. A better world is built a brick at a time, and ROSE housing gives working families a secure place to build lives, raise children, and become part of a neighborhood. 

What: ROSE Donor Breakfast

When: Thursday, Sept. 25 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Where: Market Café, OMSI, 1945 SE Water Avenue

Why: To support ROSEs expanding homeownership efforts and community programs. Notable: Breakfast is free but donations are welcome.   

RSVP: Please contact Mackendree Thompson at 503-788-8052 x100 or [email protected]