BEND, OR -- A Bend second grader selling lemonade raised over $4,500 for the Bethlehem Inn. Seven-year-old Olivia Salvesen hosted a lemonade and iced coffee stand outside the Inn’s new Family Residence and Service Hub during the Tour of Homes. Friends, family, Miller Lumber, Backporch Coffee and Sparrow Bakery also helped in her effort.
The Bend homeless shelter has now raised 8-million of its 9-million dollar capital campaign. "We thank Olivia for this very special effort, as well as everyone who supported the Inn through her lemonade stand," says Bethlehem Inn Executive Director Gwenn Wysling. "We are touched to see community members of all ages rallying behind this campaign
!" Construction of the Bethlehem Inn's second new building is expected to begin in August.