2014 Stand Together Week Day Two: Hammers, Hard Hats and Changing Lives

PORTLAND, Ore. - Looking back on Day 2 of Stand Together Week, you'll notice some themes: hammers, hard hats and working together to help change lives. The five projects today ranged from packaging food for the Oregon Food Bank to helping build homes with Habitat for Humanity to doing crafts alongside people with special needs at Volunteers of America. 

And while Portland Thorns FC had the day off from training, head coach Paul Riley, assistant coach Michael Demakis and several players put in work around the community. 

Follow the conversation of Stand Together Week with hashtag #STWeek. Here's a look back on the activites for June 17. 

Willamette West Habitat for Humanity (Beaverton, Ore.) - Thorns FC head coach Paul Riley, assistant coach Michael Demakis and forward Jessica McDonald teammed up with Alaska Airlines on a home build site.

Oregon Food Bank (Beaverton, Ore.) - Timber Joey and Daimler Trucks North America helped stock the pantry at an Oregon Food Bank center.

Volunteers of America (Portland, Ore.) - Activities with people with special needs at Lambert Adult Day Center House, with Thorns FC defender Steph Catley and partner Providence Health & Services.

ReBuilding Center (Portland, Ore.) - Salvaging building materials with employees from adidas, Timber Joey and Thorns FC players Sinead Farrelly and Rebecca Moros.

Portland Parks & Recreation - East (Portland, Ore.) - Sprucing up the Springwater Corridor trail with Thorns FC players Nikki Marshall and Mana Shim.