Re: join us Tuesday for Forum #4: Alternative Shelter - Request for Public Involvement
Portland Shelter Forum
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We've RESCHEDULED Forum #4 from Tues --> Monday, March 1, 10am-12pm.
Portland severe weather & snow conditions have disrupted lots of things and put our focus right now on DIRECTLY helping all houseless especially unsheltered residents. Commissioner Sharon Meieran turned out to have a conflict on Tues but has now enthusiastically confirmed for March 1.
We apologize to those who registered for Tuesday or donated or sponsored; we hope you can come on March 1, but of course you are free to request a full refund any payment, there should be a link to do so on your confirmation email, or if not go to register.pdxshelterforum.org. Please email us if you have any difficulty with this.
But right now, PLEASE everyone be safe, take care of yourself and check on and look out for your neighbors and acquaintances. Here are some pointers for getting and offering help:
Donations & Volunteering - Multnomah County - daily updated resource page
MANY places have emergency, actionable requests for items and help. Check the page for what is specifically requested, but typically:
Emergency severe weather shelters opened yesterday, Feb. 11.
Walk-in or call 211 or go to 211info.org for transportation.
Updates from A Home For Everyone:
VOLUNTEER NEEDS UPDATE: The NE Portland Metro Garage severe weather shelter has overnight spots for community volunteers, and the Oregon Convention Center has openings in daytime hours. Visit http://mailchi.mp/multco/volunteers-needed-severe-weather-shelter-2021-b to see how to help neighbors living outside stay safe and warm.
Street Roots vendor actions
"This weekend StreetRoots vendors are supporting other unhoused people by delivering emergency supplies, and you can have their backs by getting them emergency $. Thank you! And if you need emergency shelter or see someone who does, #211 can arrange rides.
"Our ambassadors (former/current SR vendors) set up hospitality warming spaces in our parking strip with propane heaters and coffee. At Street Roots' office in Old Town:
"Many of Portland's homeless rely on income from Street Roots newspaper sales, and they are now are losing most of their sales and income. "Help us help them by giving a gift to our vendor assistance fund. Our goal is to raise $10,000 over this weekend to distribute next week." Go to: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/vif.
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