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April 9, 2009

Be Good to the Earth; Be Good to your Neighbors!

"The City Repair Project is group of citizen activists creating public gathering places and helping others to creatively transform the places where they live.
City Repair’s projects:
  • inspire people to both understand themselves as part of a larger community and fulfill their own creative potential, and
  • activate people to be part of the communities around them, as well as part of the decision-making that shapes the future of their communities."
Northwest Portland Ministries has secured a booth at the annual City Repair Earth Day Celebration which takes place on Saturday, April 25th, 2009 from 10:00am - 7:00pm in Wallace Park. Our goal is to celebrate and participate in the "partnerships formed by bringing people together to create a mindful celebration in a neighborhood each year." Learn about last year's Earth day event.

We'd like to help show how people can volunteer right here in NW Portland and make a difference in the lives of others. Volunteer local; help the environment! Have you heard the phrase, "Charity begins at home?" Well so too (to paraphrase City Repair) does local ecological sustainability start at home.

This very day, we will be doing a Portable Pantry event at Alder House in downtown Portland. We can use help staffing the booth or delivering food, or helping out at our warehouse on Overton. We may also have some direct service opportunities doing Helping Hands type activities as well if there is interest (must sign up beforehand).

If you or someone you know is interested, please contact:

Kelly Caldwell,
Northwest Portland Ministries
Volunteer Manager
2701 NW Vaughn, Suite 102
Pdx OR 97210
Main Phone: 503-221-1224
Fax: 503-505-5028

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