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PCC hosts Step Up and Serve event Nov. 20

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Join PCC students and staff for the Day of Service event (“Step Up and Serve”) on Friday, Nov. 20. This event can help you build your resume, meet new friends, fulfill community service hours and do something nice for the community.

The volunteer activities will be at three different service sites, working to get homes ready for the winter months and helping those in need have access to affordable building materials. Afterward, volunteers will all come together at the Cascade Campus for a celebration lunch.

To get involved, fill out the Registration Form and someone from the Service Learning program will contact you.

The project sites include:

1) Community Energy Project – 422 NE Alberta

Hosts 15 people, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A group volunteer weatherization day involves installing very simple draft-stopping materials for low-income seniors and people with disabilities.

2) Portland Habitat for Humanity ReStore – 66 SE Morrison St.

Hosts six people, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Volunteers will sort, stock, clean and organize the store.

3) The ReBuilding Center – 3625 N. Mississippi Ave.

Hosts up to 40 people, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tasks include loading and unloading vehicles, carrying donated building materials into the warehouse, sorting materials (trim, lumber, electrical supplies, lighting, tile, miscellaneous materials), painting, pulling nails, sweeping, measuring doors and more. Bring: work clothes, shoes, gloves if available. Indoor warehouse – but not heated.

For more information, contact Karin Zimmer at, or (503) 977-4184.

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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