Brrrrrr! It feels like winter is coming on quick now. It’s time for warm coats and cozy blankets. Sadly there are many people who don’t have what they need to stay warm when the weather turns cold. In fact homelessness has jumped nearly 10% in the last two years. There are currently 4,177 people without permanent homes on any given night in Portland.
As part of Windermere’s long-standing commitment to help those in need, our offices throughout Oregon and SW Washington will be collecting coats and blankets NOW THROUGH DECEMBER 15, M-F, 9am to 5pm.
I invite you to join us in the effort. Please help share the warmth this winter by bringing new or gently used adult-sized coats and twin-sized blankets.
My office is the Windermere office in Sellwood at 1610 SE Bybee Blvd if you want to swing by with a coat or blanket, I might be around for a quick hello and hug. Or you can visit any of the other Windermere offices that might be more convenient for you.
Click here to find a Windermere office near you.
Thanks in advance for your generous donation. Stay safe and warm this winter.
We treasure our outdoors here in the NW. It’s devastating when our beloved green spaces are mistreated. As the fires die down in the Eagle Creek area and Fall is upon us, you might be looking elsewhere for your autumn hikes or wanting to help with the restoration of the damage done by those careless teens. Lucky for us we are blessed with a plethora of other trails we can explore in the remaining outdoor weather days. And also lucky for us, the scorched earth will heal. I’ve included a few links to trails in or near Portland that I personally love. Please enjoy them while the weather still allows. Also below, you’ll find reputable sites that will put your donations to good use, and sites where you can donate your time helping various organizations repair and replant.
Trails I love:
I grew up camping and hiking here so it’s special to me.
I’m a huge fan of waterfalls and this park has some of my faves!
Sometimes the best places are right in our back yard.
Places to donate and/or get involved:
For more beautiful trails and more ways to help, click the drop down menus titled “Get Outdoors” and “Get Involved” or, you can scroll down to find my micro blogs titled “Featured Local Activity” and “Featured Volunteer & Donation Opportunities” which I will be updating frequently.
I hope to run into you on one of these trails!
“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” -John Muir
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