Riverhouse on the Deschutes has selected their beneficiary for the 2019 Riverhouse Gala
Riverhouse on the Deschutes has selected the Bend affiliate of Habitat for Humanity as its beneficiary for the 2019 Gala. The local nonprofit works with hard-working, low income families to help build them an affordable and safe home. Habitat for Humanity’s goal is to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope for those in need.
“We are thrilled to support the Bend affiliate of Habitat for Humanity at next year’s Gala,” said Cindy Hooper, Riverhouse on the Deschutes General Manager. “Being in the hospitality industry, we understand how important it is to have a safe and healthy home, wherever you live. We are truly grateful for Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to strengthen the well being of our community.”
Since 1993, the Riverhouse Gala has been the tourism industry’s way of giving back to the local community through a concerted fundraising effort. For each Riverhouse Gala, a new beneficiary is selected to bring awareness and resources to its worthy cause. The event has impacted a wide variety of local organizations, raising more than $2 million for Central Oregon nonprofits.
Over the past 28 years, Bend Area Habitat has built 120 homes and repaired 70 more, providing more than 600 children and adults with secure, stable and healthy homes. Two-thirds of the families served are single mothers and six veteran families have been housed, thanks to Habitat for Humanity. Ultimately, the direct economic impact of their building activity in Bend exceeds $33.6 million.
Riverhouse on the Deschutes will donate the event space, food and beverages, labor and production, enabling 100 percent of ticket sales to go directly to Bend Habitat for Humanity.
Past beneficiaries include:
Bend La-Pine Schools Foundation
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Oregon
Sparrow Clubs USA
Ronald McDonald House
The Every Kid Fund
Deschutes Children’s Foundation
Cascade Youth & Family Center
Habitat For Humanity
Volunteers in Medicine
High Desert Museum