At its January 14th, 2021 meeting the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association voted to endorse our own District 42 State Representative Rob Nosse’s call to City and County leaders to use emergency funding and powers to immediately site additional sanctioned camping areas throughout SE Portland and the city as a whole. Working directly with SEUL Executive Director Leroy Eadie, the following draft letter has been distributed to all of the Neighborhood Associations in the hope of SE Uplift voting to formally endorse it as soon as protocols allow.
Come join your fellow Sunnyside neighbors this Wednesday Jan 27 at 2:00 PM to clean up our special corner of Portland and show our neighborhood a little love! Pre-registration is required! Please sign up on SOLVE’s website ahead of time so we know how many volunteers to expect and to fill out the volunteer waiver form. https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I00000QFDCD
We will meet at 2:00 PM at Walgreens and spread out along the Belmont corridor.
If you know of specific litter hotspots in the neighborhood, please let us know (even if you can’t participate). Depending on the number of volunteers, we will try to send smaller groups to specific areas needed cleanup.
More information and sign-up: https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I00000QFDCD
Community Safety & Livability
Thursday, January 21 6:30 – 7:30pm
We will be hosting guest speakers from the Bridgeton and Downtown Neighborhood Associations. Come learn about the work our neighbors are doing.
- Community First Statement with guest Tom Hickey, Chair of the Bridgeton Neighborhood Association
- The Good Neighbor Program with guests Darlene Urban Garrett and David Dickson, Co-Chairs of the Downtown Neighborhood Association, Homeless Houseless Team
Meeting ID: 811 0756 1033
Members of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association are actively engaged in trash pickup and other cleanup activities throughout the neighborhood. Volunteers can participate in a number of ways including from walking a prescribed route and picking up small litter and debris to assisting with bagging and hauling large piles of abandoned or discarded waste. Equipment can be provided by the SNA.
To learn more and volunteer for a shift please contact Vincent Dawans – dawansv @ gmail.com.
The Groves Church has generously opened up their shower facilities for houseless neighbors to use on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-5PM. Continue reading “Volunteer Opportunity: Shower Monitor”