Windermere Stellar Finalizes $200,000 Donation Toward
Providence Portland Medical Center’s New Guest Housing Facility
Portland, Ore.—June 17, 2014—In collaboration with today’s symbolic demolition of what will be Providence Portland Medical Center’s new guest housing facility, Windermere Stellar makes its final donation toward the project. The $100,000 donation will complete the Ore. and southwest Wash.-based real estate company’s original commitment of $200,000, provided to fund the “Windermere Kitchen” in the facility.
Instead of the traditional groundbreaking for a new project, supporters of the new guest housing facility initiated the next phase in the project by pulling down a wall of the existing Moore Lithograph building today, located at: 4447 NE Glisan Street. Demolition of the building will take much of the summer, with construction on the housing project starting in August. The $6 million, 30 unit facility will be open to serve patients and their families in 2015.
“As this project is funded solely through philanthropic generosity, we offer deep gratitude to supporters like Windermere Stellar that have made it become a reality,” said Kelly Buechler, Executive Director of the Providence Portland Medical Foundation. “Many already come from outside of the area to participate in clinical trials and receive treatment at Providence Portland Medical Center. This new guest housing complex will provide these patients and their family members with a safe place of respite, calm and peace.”
Community involvement is a tradition at Windermere Stellar. Every Broker contributes a portion of their commission from the sale of every home to the local chapter of the Windermere Foundation, which supports low income families in our communities. However, the majority of Windermere Stellar’s fundraising for the Providence Guest House was completed through unique campaigns launched by the Brokers themselves and personal donations.
“Our job, working with people to buy and sell homes, gives us the opportunity to witness the healing power of home,” said Brian Allen, President and Co-Owner of Windermere Stellar, as he invited the additional major donors up to the stage to take part in the symbolic demolition today. “This concept of a home-away-from-home ties right in with our focus.”
About Windermere Stellar
Locally owned and managed for 40 years, Windermere Stellar has offices in Portland, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, West Linn and the north Oregon coast. The company’s full-time real estate experts have the local knowledge, collaborative network and dedication to successfully guide buyers and sellers through complex real estate transactions. Brokers donate a portion of their commission from every transaction to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income children and families. To date, more than $2 million has been donated to 100 local organizations.
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