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"We've Got Time to Help" - Portland People Helping People Blog

I love reading other Portland blogs and newsfeeds, and came across this fantastic blog this morning and wanted to share it. It is a blog about a group of Portland folks who have found themselves with time on their hands and who want to volunteer to use that time helping other people. This ranges from building community gardens, to helping someone repair a broken fence, to well--you name it.

Here is a part of their charter:
We are a group of people that have found some extra time on our hands. Most of us have been laid off and are having a tough time finding a job in this awful economy. We are using a small portion of that time to make our entire community a better place. We are willing to help out anyone in need using our experience and skills. We donate time, energy, equipment and services to anyone less fortunate. We realize that every single one of us has something to offer. Every person on Earth has a skill or some experience that can help someone else. In these dark times, we need to stand together, act together and help one another in our greatest time of need.

"We, the volunteers, have made it our duty to start changing the world, one community, one family, one person at a time. We will do this through hard work and dedication. Dedication to ourselves and to our community. Dedication to be the doers, not the watchers. We will work side by side with strangers and friends alike, rebuilding lives and rebuilding hope.

We can not give money, because of our money, we are in short supply. What we can give is our time, our hard work, our dedication and our perseverance.

Everyone on Earth knows someone who needs a little help. Help with a broken fence. Help carrying the groceries in from the car. Help with fixing a leaky pipe or roof or help with a car that refuses to run. Help with creating a community garden or help with repairing broken stairs. There is nothing that, as a community, we cannot repair-that we cannot mend."

If you have time on your hands and want to help, be sure to visit their site. And, if you are a Portland business who wants to donate supplies or money to help them out with projects--ditto.

If nothing else, read their blog for a "feel good" story--times are tough for many people in Portland and throughout the country, so it is nice to see living proof of something positive instead of the usual doom and gloom on the news.
We've Got Time to Help Blog:http://wevegottimetohelp.blogspot.com/

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