237 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232-1109, United States
This venue doesn't have a description. Can you add one?
- No events -
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 5-8pm
While the snow has inspired an entertaining flood of memes about Portland drivers and that video of the woman falling on KOIN 6 after talking about how fun it is to run in the snow, let's not forget: snow in Portland is fun but it is also dangerous. Portland has over 5,000 houseless people sleeping in this weather tonight, and Portland's Houseless Support Coalition needs your help to keep these people warm and covered to get through the winter. We recognize the many individual and team resource drives happening throughout the city, and we are inspired by the community support! In efforts to come together as a community before the end of the year, Portland's Houseless Support Coalition has come together to host an emergency winter drive to support local grassroots and outreach organizations providing support to Portland’s houseless. Please clear out your closets and garages, purchase a tent or bring an unused sleeping bag to the Lagunitas Community room on Wednesday, December 21rst. Free food on site and beer for purchase- with all beer proceeds going to benefit houseless outreach efforts. Suggested Items: Winter Coats Gloves Hats Hand Warmers Sleeping Bags Tents Boots Tarps Socks Portland's Houseless Support Coalition is an assembly of local advocacy and outreach grassroots organizations: Rose City Backpacks of Hope Advocacy5 Right 2 Dream Too Boots On The Ground PDX HOMEpdx FREE HOT SOUP RVs for Families Wagging Tails Rescue PDX Outreach Nursing Village Coalition The Millers Scholarship Foundation Hazelnut Grove Red Barn Outreach Camions of Care PSU Please contact Vahid Brown, Amanda Elizabeth, or Kathryn Stevens for any questions, comments, or suggestions. If you cannot attend, donations can be made via paypal to Advocacyfive@gmail.com Thank you all for your support. Stay warm! https://www.facebook.com/events/747388398759605/