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Special thank you to FUSION supporters

Fundraiser helps provide operational expenses needed to support local homeless families.

On Aug. 1, the 25th FUSION Annual auction was held at the Dumas Bay Centre in Federal Way. This fundraising event helps to provide the operational expenses needed to support homeless families in the Federal Way and Northeast Tacoma communities. The day was filled with local artist exhibits, jazz performances, gourmet food and wine tastings, a raffle, silent and live auctions. Approximately 625 guests attended this year’s event raising $220,000 in support of our transitional housing program. Susie Horan graciously served as our master of ceremonies for the event. Guests heard speeches from a former housing recipient and from a current family who shared their thoughts and gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of FUSION’s transitional housing program.

We appreciate all of our sponsors for having such a giving heart! Thank you! You make a big difference in the lives of families facing homelessness. We extend a special thank you to our Principal Sponsors, HomeStreet Bank, CHI Franciscan Health, Schiewetz Johnson Group and HomeGoods. Without your financial support the event would not have been possible.

We wish to express a special thank you to our event chairs David Harrison and Michelle Dickerson. We value all our volunteers and wish to say thank you for sharing your time and talents with FUSION. This year’s event would not have gone as smoothly as it did without you! Together we can make a difference in reducing homelessness within our community.

With appreciation,

Peggy LaPorte

FUSION

FUSION –is a nonprofit organization that provides transitional housing for families facing homelessness. FUSION’s grant-winning housing and family centered focus has continued to evolve even as the rate of homeless continues to rise in Washington State. In the fall, FUSION will expand its capacity to serve 20 families at a time by purchasing a 20th transitional housing unit. These fully furnished residences are discreetly tucked away in Federal Way and Northeast Tacoma.

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