Fifty years of "walking the walk" of love and service leaves a pretty big footprint.  The Phillips family -- dad Roger and son Rick Phillips have helped to guide and grow Yakima's Union Gospel Mission for five decades.

Evening of Hope is a gala that will highlight the tremendous impact made by the Phillips family and will will also formally introduce newly-elected Executive Director Mike Johnson and hear his vision going forward.

Evening of Hope is scheduled for Wednesday (Sept. 19) from 6-8 p.m. at the Yakima Convention Center. The evening’s theme is Building a Community of Hope. By building this community of hope, YUGM and its partners give hope and support to men, women and children who have access to a network of supportive people and program — hope and support for individuals and families in crisis due to addiction, homelessness, mental health disorders, illness and more.

Tickets are $75 apiece or $750 per table of 10.

To learn more, visit and contact Dottie Hildebrand at 508-480-0981 or


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