Portland, August 4th. Volunteers from Advantis Credit Union rolled up their sleeves to help paint an elderly woman’s house in North Portland. They were among 250 community volunteers providing critical plumbing, electrical and carpentry repairs, as well as painting of exterior of homes for senior and disabled individuals. This is the sixth year Advantis employees have participated in the REACH Paint & Repair-a-Thon, pictured are: Caitlin Kellogg, Stephanie Woody, Maria Thorpe, Alisha Friedrich, Sheri Cameron-Mendes, and David San Pedro. The Paint & Repair-a-Thon revitalized 20 homes for REACH Community Development.
“REACH is committed to helping Portland’s seniors be able to live safely in their homes,” says Dee Walsh, REACH Executive Director. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with the local business community, who are dedicating a very generous amount of their time, resources, and employees to help our senior citizens stay safe in their homes.”
Support for this year’s Paint & Repair-a-thon event comes from local business and civic partners, including major underwriting provided by: Almar Contracting, Miller Paint, Walsh Construction, Lifetime Windows, Bank of America, Bank of the West, LMC Construction, NW Natural, Advantis Credit Union, Affordable Home Remodeling, Interstate Flooring Company, NW Painting Specialist, Portland Housing Bureau, Milgard Windows, IBEW and the Electrical Workers Minority Caucus, Portland Chapter.
In 1982, REACH began revitalizing neighborhoods in southeast Portland. Today, REACH owns 1,400 units of affordable, safe housing and has changed thousands of lives. We couldn’t do this work without you. Your support and dedication has helped REACH in our efforts to provide quality, affordable housing and opportunities for individuals, families and communities to thrive.