City of Portland proclaims Oct. 8-14, 2012 as Portland Timbers Stand Together Week

Timbers players, coaches, & staff all to work alongside volunteers across Portland

Eric Alexander, Darlington Nagbe, Stand Together

Photo Credit: 
Photo by L.M. Parr

PORTLAND, Ore. – The City of Portland today designated Oct. 8-14, 2012, as Portland Timbers Stand Together Week during an official proclamation presented by Commissioner Nick Fish at the Portland City Council meeting this morning. The Timbers’ Stand Together Week is a citywide initiative bringing the community together in support of nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities across the city that week.

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Organized with the help of Hands On Greater Portland and supported by local partners adidas, Alaska Airlines, Fred Meyer, JELD-WEN Windows & Doors and KPTV, Stand Together Week will consist of 40 projects across the Portland metro area benefitting more than 30 nonprofit organizations focused on youth and the environment. A complete schedule of activities and events is listed below.

The projects and volunteer opportunities affiliated with Stand Together Week range from leading youth activities to outdoor/garden maintenance and construction projects. In total, Stand Together Week will bring together nearly 1,000 volunteers, including Timbers players and staff, supporters and members of the community.

To volunteer for one of the Stand Together Week projects or for more information on the overall initiative, visit www.portlandtimbers.com/StandTogetherWeek.

Portland Timbers Stand Together Week Proclamation
Whereas, the City of Portland is proud to be home to the Portland Timbers, our Major League Soccer team; and

Whereas, the Portland Timbers are committed to giving back to our community; and

Whereas, the City of Portland is proud to partner with the Portland Timbers in organizing “Stand Together,” a week of community service from October 8 through October 14, 2012; and

Whereas, over 1,000 Stand Together volunteers including Timbers players, the Timbers Army, coaches, ambassadors, staff, and community members will come together for a week of service; and

Whereas, Stand Together volunteers will participate in over forty community events and projects throughout Portland; and

Whereas, community service projects will include building homes, tending gardens, restoring local park paths, pulling ivy, painting schools, and more; and

Whereas, Stand Together will support local, mission-driven non-profits, including Habitat for Humanity, the Native American Youth and Family Center, the American Red Cross, and Hands On Greater Portland, among others;

Whereas, Stand Together is a call to action by the City, the Portland Timbers, and our community partners to inspire people to give back through community service;

Now, therefore, I, Sam Adams, Mayor of the City of Portland, the “City of Roses,” do hereby proclaim October 8-14, 2012, as

Portland Timbers Stand Together Week in Portland, and encourage all residents to recognize and join in this week of service to the community.

2012 Stand Together Week Schedule

Date

Time

Organization

Activity

Timbers Player/Rep.

Monday, Oct. 8

8 a.m. to 12 noon

Portland YouthBuilders

Painting classrooms

Steven Smith & Donovan Ricketts

 

1-4 p.m.

Community Cycling Center

Clean, fix donated bikes

Rodney Wallace

 

4-6 p.m.

GROWINGGARDINS

Youth garden maintenance at Ockley Green School.

Kris Boyd

 

6-8 p.m.

The ReBuilding Center

Sort, organize donated items

Bright Dike

Tuesday, Oct. 9

8 a.m. to 12 noon

Portland YouthBuilders

Campus cleanup

Freddie Braun & Timber Joey

 

8:15 a.m. to 12 noon

Habitat for Humanity

Assist with house-build project

Joe Bendik & Kosuke Kimura

 

9:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Children’s Book Bank

Clean, repair donated books

Darlington Nagbe

 

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Playworks

Lead youth activities

Jack Jewsbury & Jake Gleeson

 

12 noon to 3 p.m.

Open Meadow

Working with students

Ryan Kawulok

 

12:30-4 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity

Assist with house-build project

Eric Alexander & Timber Joey

Wednesday, Oct. 10

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hillsboro Parks & Recreation

Community park maintenance

Timber Joey

 

1-5 p.m.

Native American Youth Family Center

Facility cleanup and lead family activities

Timber Joey

 

4-6 p.m.

SCRAP

Sort, organize supplies, prep material for art kits

Brent Richards

Thursday, Oct. 11

9 a.m. to 12 noon

American Red Cross

Prepare supplies for blood drives

Alumni Ambassador Bernie Fagan

 

9:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Children’s Book Bank

Clean, repair donated books

Alumni Ambassador Adin Brown

 

9:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Schoolhouse Supplies

Sort donated supplies, stock store

Alumni Ambassador Scot Thompson

 

2-4 p.m.

Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division

Sort food and supplies at community pantry

Eric Brunner

 

2:30-4:30 p.m.

AC Portland

Academic and Sports Field Day

David Horst

 

5:30-8 p.m.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest

Fall Harvest Festival

Andrew Jean-Baptiste & Timber Joey

Friday, Oct. 12

8:15 a.m. to 12 noon

Habitat for Humanity

Assist with house-build project

Alumni Ambassador Scot Thompson & Timber Joey

 

9:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Friends of Portland Community Gardens

Tidy up community garden

Alumni Ambassador Mick Hoban

 

12:30-4 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity

Assist with house-build project

Alumni Ambassador Scot Thompson & Timber Joey

 

12:30-4:30 p.m.

OMSI

Lead youth activities

Steve Purdy

 

1:30-3:30 p.m.

Oregon Food Bank

Packing and preparing donated food for delivery

Alumni Ambassador Adin Brown & Timber Joey

 

3-6 p.m.

Volunteers of America

Lead soccer activities for low-income families

Danny Mwanga & Mike Fucito

Saturday, Oct. 13

8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friends of Trees

Tree planting and habitat restoration

Chris Taylor & Timber Joey

 

9 a.m. to 12 noon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Springwater Corridor Trail cleanup

Ian Hogg & Alumni Ambassador John Bain

 

9 a.m. to 12 noon

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

Clean up at scenic nature park

Futty Danso

 

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Zenger Farm

Farm work party

Hanyer Mosquera

 

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hartley SUN

Courtyard cleanup and prep materials for classroom

Kalif Alhassan

 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Beaverton’s Giving Gardens

Garden work

Sal Zizzo

 

1-4 p.m.

Supa Fresh Youth Farm

Help youth-led organic farm

Sebastián Rincón

Sunday, Oct. 14

9 a.m. to 12 noon

Hillsboro Public Library

Set up for annual book sale

Jose Valencia

 

1-4 p.m.

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

Clean up at scenic nature park

Alumni Ambassador Lee Morrison & Charles Renken

 

1-4 p.m.

Friends of Tryon Creek

Plant clean-up, removal

Franck Songo’o & Timber Joey

 

1-5 p.m.

Harrison SUN

Indoor painting at school

Diego Chara

Note: Player appearances during Stand Together Week are subject to change.