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A VIGIL OF REMEMBRANCE AND SOLIDARITY ON DECEMBER 21st AT ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN CHURCH

December 21st is the longest night of the year and also National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day. Please consider coming to this Vigil from 5 PM to 7 PM to:

  • Remember those who died outside on Portland streets in the past year.

  • Support the Foster Street Homeless Shelter opening in 2019.

  • Call on Portland leaders to end punitive sweeps and over-policing of the homeless.

  • Commit as a community to equitable access for the homeless of bathrooms, garbage services and safe overnight camping areas.

We will gather at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at 5415 SE Powell in Portland to walk in a silent procession for three quarters mile to the Foster Street Shelter where the Vigil will begin. This Vigil is organized by members of four Lutheran churches – Bethlehem, St. Mark’s, Pilgrim, and Central. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie B. or Sarah C.

Help your Cully Neighbors at the Arbor Mobile Home Park.

Donate your gently used AND new electronics to their raffles.

Residents of Cully neighborhood’s Arbor Manufactured Home Park have begun turning their park into a resident-owned cooperative. They are working with St. Vincent de Paul who is in process of purchasing the Arbor, which went up for sale in July. The goal for all is to preserve the park as affordable housing. Arbor folks need your help with covering the cost of their many organizational meetings to become a cooperative. They pay for printing flyers, Spanish/English interpretation services, child-care and dinner costs for families who meet directly after work. Your raffle donations of gently used and new electronics (including iPads, televisions, video game sets, cameras, music players, Bluetooth sets) will become prizes for their raffles and will help make this good work possible. Contact Sarah C. for questions or if you have anything to donate.