Portland, June 6th.  Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest partnered with the Cornell Farm nursery for its first annual Feed-a-Seed event.  Jim Buck and volunteers Maggie Wright and Naivasha Dean, Executive Director Jeanne Haster, and Teresa Badel celebrated the success of their inaugural event. Guests enjoyed wine, appetizers, and a silent auction as they shopped for the plants and flowers.

Lyn Terry enjoys the garden gathering and Karen Shepard shops for flowers to support the JVC Northwest.

Lyn Terry enjoys the garden gathering and Karen Shepard shops for flowers to support the JVC Northwest.

A portion of the proceeds from the evening’s purchases went to support the 140 Jesuit Volunteers serving at social service, community health, educational, and environmental organizations in communities throughout Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.  The First Annual Feed-a-Seed event drew 108 people.

Carol Boutard, board member Gail Kingsley, and Sylvia Black happily pose together during the event

Carol Boutard, board member Gail Kingsley, and Sylvia Black

 

Jane and John Bakke enjoy a glass of wine in support of the JVC

Jane and John Bakke enjoy a glass of wine in support of the JVC Northwest.

JVC Northwest engages women and men in a year or more of full-time volunteer service. Jesuit Volunteers serve in solidarity with persons
living on the margins of society and with vulnerable places in the Pacific Northwest. The money raised through the Feed-A-Seed event will help support the service of the Jesuit Volunteers.

Here’s a link to their Website for more information
http://www.jvcnorthwest.org

 Reported by Genevieve Reaume