Community Outreach News, February 2013

With the season upon us, we have some great volunteer opportunities coming up and you’re invited to join us.

Friends of Trees Planting in West Vancouver, February 23rd

This street tree planting has seen an unprecedented number of Vancouver residents purchase trees for their neighborhoods. As a result, it has now increased from the earlier 150 to 260 trees and they really need our help to pull it off. If you live north of the Columbia, come out and join the Timbers Army Northern Alliance in showing our strength in Clark County!

Also, they are still in need of a couple more trucks to move trees along the planting routes. If you have access to a truck, please consider bringing it. If you are willing to rent a truck from U-Haul, you will be easily compensated. If you can bring a truck, let us know at community@107ist.org.

Oregon Food Bank, February 23rd

Both the Portland and Beaverton locations are now full. We’re hoping to have another OFB event scheduled soon to happen in a few months. With the popularity of these events they tend to fill up quickly so, be sure to keep an eye out and sign up for some Timbers Army fun. As always, you are welcome to volunteer with OFB at anytime and they can do amazing things with your financial donations. If you do volunteer, let us know and we can track your service hours to go toward your total for the year.

Shelving books at Cesar Chavez Elementary, Tuesday afternoons

If you have some time on Tuesday afternoons and feel like hanging out with some quality TA, come over and join us. Check it out here.

AC Portland Fundraiser, March 7th
Now in their 3rd year, AC Portland offers after school programs targeting the youth in some of the more marginalized communities of the Rose City. These programs use soccer as a tool to inspire confidence and give kids tools for future success through service learning, creative writing, and nutrition education. The Timbers Army and the 107ist have been strong supporters of AC Portland from the start and we whole-heartedly support their mission to grow the beautiful game and provide mentorship to our, potentially, at risk youth.

On March 7th AC Portland is hosting RAISE 2013, a fundraiser dinner at Casa Del Matador NW with Darlington Nagbe and Sal Zizzo. There will be a silent auction with a wide array of great items you should scope out. While the tickets may be cost prohibitive to some at $100, if you are of the means, please consider supporting this valuable program through your attendance.

Harper’s Playground / Arbor Lodge Park Maintenance, March 9th

The signups are still open with about a dozen spots left. All ages are welcome as we get the park ready for spring. The Timbers Army has played a large role in the creation of this jewel in our park system and we would love for you to help us continue that support as they grow their organizational impact.

Spring Blood Drive, April 5th

The first Timbers Army Blood Drive of 2013 is just around the corner. We will have the signups for donors up and running soon. However, we need your help staffing this fun event and you can sign up to do so now. We need members to work the sign-in table and the cantina in the bloodmobile. These are one hour shifts between 1:30 and 7:30. If you’re planning on donating, keep an eye here and save the date.

Other News:

The Fanladen will be open from 5:00 to 6:30 on Wednesday before the Dallas match and from 1:30 to 4:00 on Saturday before the AIK match if you still need to pick up your membership swag.

The City of Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is expanding the Jeld-Wen Field Event District parking program boundaries. Don’t say no one told you.

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