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Emergency Preparedness

Three Steps to Prepare for an Emergency

By Sue Campbell Well, we couldn’t have had a more fitting (though unwelcome) event to underscore the need for emergency preparedness than the winter storm in January. The biggest snowfall in nearly forty years meant disrupted transit, a record number of cancelled school days and a state emergency declared at both the state and city level. We hope you made it through okay and we’d like to suggest taking this as an opportunity to create (or reevaluate) your emergency preparedness (e-prep) plan. What to expect An important part of preparing for an emergency is knowing what type of help is […]

Emergency Preparedness, Building Community

A New Year’s Resolution That Builds Community and Safety By Sue Campbell (www.suecampbellpdx.com) When you think of emergency preparedness, maybe you think of a reality t.v. show or some of the scare tactics used in media reports…Or maybe you try not to think about it at all. Emergency Preparedness (E-Prep) is a bit like other resolutions we set ourselves this time of year: not something you look forward to, but not so bad once you get started, and it feels great to have it taken care of. With the right perspective, preparing for an emergency can be empowering, as well […]

Neighbor Helping Neighbor

The Real America: Neighbor Helping Neighbor By Stan Penkin In the wake of the destructive rioting that hit the Pearl District during the night of November 10th, many neighbors came out the next morning to show support for the community by helping with the cleanup. Rioters broke store front windows, mostly along Lovejoy and Everett Streets, and spread hateful graffiti on many buildings. The riot was an unfortunate outgrowth of a peaceful protest at Pioneer Square against the policies of President-elect Donald Trump. The Pearl District Neighborhood Association (PDNA) put out a call for volunteers early in the morning. Volunteers gathered […]

Community Rewards for NWNW

          YOU CAN HELP NEIGHBORS WEST-NORTHWEST EARN DONATIONS JUST BY SHOPPING WITH YOUR FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD! Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works: Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Neighbors West-Northwest at fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 89844. Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping NWNW earn a […]

Friends of the Pearl Foot Patrol: 1 Year Later

Reported by Stan Penkin “Thank you so much,” said a toothless homeless woman sitting on a North Park Block bench as the Friends of the Pearl Foot Patrol walked through the area picking up litter along the way. Initiated a little more than a year ago, the Foot Patrol was established through collaboration between the PDNA Livability Committee and the Crime Prevention Program at the Office of Neighborhood Involvement. The group now has some 30 members with as many as eight to ten community minded volunteers showing up in their colorful vests or tee shirts for three weekly patrols at […]

Pearl Foot Patrol Trainings

Join a Pearl District Foot Patrol this summer! Attend training to get started August 10 7:00 – 9:00 pm Ecotrust, 721 9th Avenue @ NW Johnson There are currently three ongoing walks: Geri’s walk: Thursdays, 6:00 pm (July 28, Aug 11, 25, Sept. 8, 22) Brook’s walk: Tuesdays, 10:00 am (July 19, Aug. 2, 16, 30, Sept. 13, 27) Michael’s walk: Thursday, 1:00 pm (July 21, Aug. 4, 18, Sept 1, 15, 29) For those folks who would like to try out an initial walk with us before training – please feel free to let us know in advance and […]

Active Transportation Volunteers

The City of Portland Active Transportation and Safety Division is looking for volunteers. This is an opportunity to get hands-on experience with Active Transportation staff to reach out to Portland residents. Ambassadors are amazing volunteers who represent the Bureau of Transportation and present information to encourage pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers and transit riders to travel safely together.  Ambassadors help residents discover all the ways Portland offers for getting around, to help them save money and increase physical activity and to help the city reduce congestion and preserve air quality. There are numerous kinds of volunteer opportunities for Ambassadors, from tabling at public […]