Covid-19

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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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Operation HOPE – Bradley Angle

Living Islands is all about networking and communities. We spend most of our time working with the Micronesian Communities, but we are also very aware that our Micronesian Communities are part of our greater communities here in the USA, and we are always ready to reach out and help across the communities.

We have joined as one of the community partners in Operation HOPE, to help support people in need across all communities.

Today Operation HOPE fulfilled an order request for 30 bags to Bradley Angle, whose mission is to serve all people affected by domestic violence. Bradley Angle value the dignity and personal story of everyone who comes to them for support, and respect that survivors should have control over their own lives. They do this by placing people experiencing, or at risk of, domestic violence at the center of our services and providing them with safety, education, empowerment, healing, and hope. All of Bradley Angle’s services are free and rely on the generosity and support of our supporters.

Domestic Violence is on the rise this year, in large parts because of the Pandemic. If you, or someone you know, is in a Domestic Violence situation, please call their helpline at (503) 235-5333 or visit their website at https://bradleyangle.org/.

If you are currently in a Domestic Violence situation, make sure to select the incognito/privacy mode by pressing Ctrl-Shift-N before going to the webpage to prevent tracking!

For more DV resources, you can also visit our page here: http://linp.org/dv

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Women’s Health and Mutual Support

Today we met with the Marshallese Women’s organization, Ippen Dron Club, to discuss how to support them in these uncertain and stressful times.

With the kind support of Oregon Community Foundation, Living Island and Ippen Dron Club will be able to put on a number of virtual Covid-19 story-telling circles.

For more information about the Ippen Dron Club in Salem, OR, please contact Cecilia Labi.

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Covid-19 Testing in Tualatin

Today we had the last Covid-19 test site targeted at Pacific Islanders in Washington County this year. The event was great, with 150+ community members test. We are blessed for being able to provide these test sites, with interpreters on-site and material in multiple Pacific Languages.

At the event, we had the chance once again to provide food and resources for the people who got tested. In the midst of Pandemic, Wildfires, and Economic Recession, these resources have never been more important, and we truly appreciate the organizations that have supported and helped our efforts.

We also had the chance to say thank you so much for all work you do, to all the volunteers by serving a warm islander meal and plenty of donuts and coffee!

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