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Food donations to community members hit by Covid-19 in Salem

Our treasurer, Mailo, was running full speed today in Salem with the help of some local volunteers, handing out food to families currently affected by Covid-19. Thank you, Mailo, for all you do for our communities.

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Cultural Food Justice – Thanksgiving

Multnomah County has listened to the needs of our Pacific Islander communities and has given Living Islands a Cultural Food Justice grant. We will use this grant to supply elders, handicapped, and people with significant risks for Covid-19 with cultural-specific foods during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Today we had the first of two Cultural Food Justice events and handed out Pig, Chicken, Parrot Fish, Taro Root and Leaves, Ginger, Star Fruit, et. al.

In all, we supplied more than 70+ food boxes, with more than 1000 Lb of Pig, 200 Chickens, and more than 100 Fish to five different Pacific Islander communities.

The next event will be on December 23rd. Be sure to sign up for our mail list to be notified when we have more information.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped, Multnomah County of course, as well as Oregon Valley Farm, Uwajimaya, Cash & Carry smart food services, CareOregon, Lake Oswego Blueprint, and Lake Oswego Starbucks.

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Operation HOPE – 485 Care Packages

Living Islands has joined as one of the community partners in Operation HOPE, to help support people in need across all communities. So far we were able to send out 485 care packages to the following organizations:

  • Forest Grove Beehive
  • The Hawthorne House
  • Marquis Forest Grove
  • Open Door
  • Brookdale
  • Safe Place
  • Bradley Angle
  • Family Promise of Tualatin Valley
  • Transitions
  • Home Plate Youth

Consider donating to any of these charities this winter. They all need it to do their work!

Operation H.O.P.E. stands for Health, Outreach, Partner, and Encourage. The mission this winter is to partner with non-profit organizations to provide care packages to be distributed among our communities to those experiencing homelessness. Care packages include a mask, hand sanitizer, candy, a woolen item, and a personalized item.

If you or someone you know is interested in donating supplies, please contact us for more information here.

This program is done in partnership with the Oregon Volunteer Council and Intel Involved.

 

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Dental Clinic for uninsured Pacific Islanders

Today we have the great honor of hosting a small free Dental Clinic for uninsured Pacific Islanders. The clinic is made possible in collaboration with our friends and supporters from Village Church and the great teams from Medical Team International.

We are putting on another clinic again shortly, on December 11, so if you or someone you know are in dire need of basic Dental work, please feel free to contact us.

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