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PCC Action Team gets into the act at local school

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More than 30 PCC faculty, staff, administrators, students, and friends participated in the Comcast/Hands On Portland Cares Day on Saturday, Oct. 7. They joined 39 other volunteers at Fowler Middle School in Tigard where they painted and performed yard work.

The group spent three hours improving one of the older schools in Washington County. The PCC Action Team was part of a city-wide effort, sponsored by Hands On Portland, a non-profit organization that facilitates community service projects. The day was a huge success with 1,982 citizens volunteering at 21 different sites around the metro region.

Kim Smith, sociology instructor and Sylvania TLC Co-Director, was impressed with the turn-out and the efforts made by the PCC crew leaders and volunteers. She was particularly touched by PCC District President Preston Pulliams arriving at 7:15 am to set up the registration table and Pattie Hill bringing in a group of Upward Bound and Roots students to participate.

“Volunteering can be a wonderful bonding and educational experience and I hope that PCC can continue in such efforts,” said Smith.

About James Hill

James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »

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