Last October, Compass Commercial Real Estate Services celebrated their 20th anniversary with a benefit event. Proceeds were donated to local nonprofits Bethlehem Inn and Shepherd’s House Ministries. More than $5,000 was raised for each organization for this year at the event. In addition, Compass Commercial promised an additional $2,500 to be gifted to each over the next two years. The money given to Bethlehem Inn went toward the capital campaign to build their new 18,580 square foot facility.
Bethlehem Inn currently has commitments toward their capital campaign and will continue to raise funds until they meet their $4.5 million dollar benchmark. Compass Commercial’s partner and principal broker, Howard Friedman, CCIM has volunteered for Bethlehem Inn for over 10 years as a food preparer and server. He has served for six years on the facility rebuild committee. He joined the Board of Directors in 2016 and is currently serving as vice president.
About Bethlehem Inn
Bethlehem Inn of Bend is a nonprofit supporting individuals and families who find themselves in need of shelter, meals and community resources. They work as an emergency shelter, but also offer meals and case management services for adults and children in Central Oregon. Like many nonprofits, they rely financially on donations from the community as well as some grants from both the government and private foundations. Click here if you would like to donate. Find out more about plans for the new building here.