Learn More About Radon and Test Your Home

As a non-profit organization, The American Lung Association has as one of its missions to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

One in every fifteen homes are subjected to high levels of radon exposure. And due to its naturally occurring, odorless, tasteless composition, it can easily go unnoticed. We would love to encourage your community to learn more about radon and possibly test their homes.

Please see the radon_infographic_ for more information about radon and a link as to where to purchase low-cost test kits.

Do Good Multnomah Cancels Planned Shelter in Sunnyside

Do Good Multnomah has found another home that is opening their doors for the winter in a space. In lieu of this cancellation, the Community House in Sunnyside will be operating a Winter Weather Emergency shelter as they have done the past two years. “This model requires an army of volunteers so if you are game, get involved,” writes John Mayer, Executive Director and chair of the Community House board. ” The more volunteers, the better it will be.”

Tuesday’s Safety & Livability meeting will still be held, with discussions about the continuation of the warming shelters that have been in place in the past. Please plan on attending. 6:30 PM at 3520 SE Yamhill Street.

 

Sunnyside Community House Considering Adding 50 Beds

In response to our city’s homelessness emergency, the Multnomah County Joint Office of Homeless Services and the City of Portland have asked Do Good Multnomoah to find 100 additional beds for people experiencing homelessness in Portland this Winter. They have asked if Sunnyside Community House could open up to 50 of these beds, to be staffed and run by Do Good Multnomah for the months of December until April. As Sunnyside Community House’s Board decides their response, we would like to hear from the community. What questions do you have? How can we think about this from all of the angles it requires?

On Tuesday, November 13th, we will hear from the Director of Do Good Multnomah about proposal and practices, John Mayer (of Sunnyside Community House) and members of our community. We will have an opportunity to ask questions that will inform the Community House’s decision.

Please join us at the meeting, in the Community House lower level this Tuesday evening at 6:30 PM.  3520 SE Yamhill Street.

Sunnyside Community House

A cornerstone near the corner of SE 35th and Yamhill Streets tells an old story which, until recently, could have been headed for an unfortunate ending. But now there is hope that the cornerstone will instead soon become the inspiration for a new story stretching well into the future of Sunnyside neighborhood. Continue reading “Sunnyside Community House”