Audience at Celebration of Hope

Celebration of Hope 2019 – Sharing Success

Posted by | Deacon Rick Birkel

Catholic Charities of Oregon’ Celebration of Hope Gala raised over half a million in support of  programs that serve over 20,000 people annually.

Catholic Charities of Oregon held its 22nd Annual Celebration of Hope Gala at the Oregon Convention Center on Saturday, March 16th. With nearly 900 guests in attendance, our annual fundraising event raised more than $800,000 to support Catholic Charities of Oregon’ programs. This year’s theme focused on Resilience.
 
Deacon Birkel, in his speech, noted, “Rebirth and Renewal are in our DNA – resilience is the core foundational principle underlying of all creation. We see the rebirth of nature at Spring time. We see people recover and thrive when given help, we see communities bounce back from unthinkable tragedy and trauma. 
 
Our programs serve more than 20,000 people each year.  Their resilience impresses us daily, and we thank everyone who support us in supporting them.

 

Click here to read Deacon Birkel’s full speech.

 

Deacon Birkel Speaking at Celebration of Hope

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