Jeff Lilley, president of the Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, speaks to the gathering at the KentHOPE benefit dinner. COURTESY PHOTO, KentHOPE

Jeff Lilley, president of the Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, speaks to the gathering at the KentHOPE benefit dinner. COURTESY PHOTO, KentHOPE

KentHOPE’s fall benefit dinner raises $96,000

  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 12:25pm
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The community raised more than $96,000 at KentHOPE’s fall benefit dinner at the Renton Pavilion Event Center on Nov. 4.

The nonprofit organization continues to restore hope for women and children living homeless in South King County. KentHOPE is a partnership in Kent faith-based groups, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation, businesses, local community service agencies and concerned individuals who are dedicated to reducing homelessness in the community.

At the fundraiser, several people shared personal journeys out of addiction and homelessness.

To learn more about the organization or to donate to the cause, visit kenthope.org.

Attending the recent KentHOPE dinner are, from left: Steve Strader; Bobbie Strader; the Rev. James Head-Corliss, Kent United Methodist Church; the Rev. Rich Lang, district superintendent, Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. COURTESY PHOTO, KentHOPE

Attending the recent KentHOPE dinner are, from left: Steve Strader; Bobbie Strader; the Rev. James Head-Corliss, Kent United Methodist Church; the Rev. Rich Lang, district superintendent, Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. COURTESY PHOTO, KentHOPE

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