March 30, 2023

Lighthouse Mission celebrating 100th anniversary with June 9 Gala & Auction

Lighthouse Mission Ministries will celebrate 100 years of providing hope to the homeless in Whatcom County with a gala event June 9.

The evening at the Ferndale Events Center, 5715 Barrett Road, will include a delicious dinner, heartwarming stories and opportunities to support neighbors who are homeless, according to Hans Erchinger-Davis, president and CEO of Lighthouse Mission Ministries, a Bellingham-based nonprofit organization.

The “Light in the Night” Gala will begin at 5:30 p.m. with attendees encouraged to wear Roaring Twenties-style attire. Early bird tickets are available through April 12 for $90 per person or $650 for a table of eight. Remaining tickets will be offered through May 26 for $100 per person or $750 for a table of eight. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling (360) 671-1562 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

All proceeds from the evening will help men, women and children experiencing homelessness in our community. Lighthouse Mission programs include:

  • The Ascent Program for men, a nationally certified provider of the Genesis Process & Programs, an evidence-based relapse prevention program for substance use and other self-destructive behaviors.
  • The Agape Home, also a certified provider of the Genesis Process & Programs, is achieving sustainable transformation for women and families in crisis, through an environment that is both compassionate and disciplined.
  • Base Camp, which serves 200-plus adults who are experiencing homelessness. “While providing food, shelter, and care for our friends, Base Camp gives hope, lets people know they have incredible value, and encourages life-change,” Erchinger-Davis said.

Lighthouse Mission Ministries has been helping people who are homeless since 1923. It cares for up to 310 people each day and provides a continuum of services aimed at ending homelessness through street outreach, enhanced shelters, addiction recovery, spiritual support, and aftercare. To make a donation or volunteer, call (360) 733-5120, or visit

P.S. We’re looking for Gala volunteers on June 9! There are many ways to help make this Roaring-Twenties-style evening great: decorating, greeting attendees, helping with registration, recording for the live auction, and more. Click here to create a VolunteerHub account (or log in if you’re a current volunteer) and sign up for a slot. 


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OUR MISSION : Healing homelessness with Christ's power and love