PORTLAND, Ore. – The City of Portland today designated Oct. 8-14, 2012, as Portland Timbers Stand Together Week during an official proclamation presented by Commissioner Nick Fish at the Portland City Council meeting this morning. The Timbers’ Stand Together Week is a citywide initiative bringing the community together in support of nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities across the city that week.
Organized with the help of Hands On Greater Portland and supported by adidas, Alaska Airlines, Fred Meyer, JELD-WEN Windows & Doors local partners and KPTV, Stand Together Week will consist of 40 projects across the Portland metro area benefitting more than 30 nonprofit organizations focused on youth and the environment. A complete schedule of activities and events is listed below.
The projects and volunteer opportunities affiliated with Stand Together Week range from leading youth activities to outdoor/garden maintenance and construction projects. In total, Stand Together Week will bring together nearly 1,000 volunteers, including Timbers players and staff, supporters and members of the community.
To volunteer for one of the Stand Together Week projects or for more information on the overall initiative, visit www.portlandtimbers.com/StandTogetherWeek.
Portland Timbers Stand Together Week Proclamation Whereas, the City of Portland is proud to be home to the Portland Timbers, our Major League Soccer team; and
Whereas, the Portland Timbers are committed to giving back to our community; and
Whereas, the City of Portland is proud to partner with the Portland Timbers in organizing “Stand Together,” a week of community service from October 8 through October 14, 2012; and
Whereas, over 1,000 Stand Together volunteers including Timbers players, the Timbers Army, coaches, ambassadors, staff, and community members will come together for a week of service; and
Whereas, Stand Together volunteers will participate in over forty community events and projects throughout Portland; and
Whereas, community service projects will include building homes, tending gardens, restoring local park paths, pulling ivy, painting schools, and more; and
Whereas, Stand Together will support local, mission-driven non-profits, including Habitat for Humanity, the Native American Youth and Family Center, the American Red Cross, and Hands On Greater Portland, among others;
Whereas, Stand Together is a call to action by the City, the Portland Timbers, and our community partners to inspire people to give back through community service;
Now, therefore, I, Sam Adams, Mayor of the City of Portland, the “City of Roses,” do hereby proclaim October 8-14, 2012, as
Portland Timbers Stand Together Week in Portland, and encourage all residents to recognize and join in this week of service to the community.
2012 Stand Together Week Schedule

Date Time Organization Activity Timbers Player/Rep.
Monday, Oct. 8 8 a.m. to 12 noon Portland YouthBuilders Painting classrooms Steven Smith & Donovan Ricketts
1-4 p.m. Community Cycling Center Clean, fix donated bikes Rodney Wallace
4-6 p.m. GROWINGGARDINS Youth garden maintenance at Ockley Green School. Kris Boyd
6-8 p.m. The ReBuilding Center Sort, organize donated items Bright Dike
Tuesday, Oct. 9 8 a.m. to 12 noon Portland YouthBuilders Campus cleanup Freddie Braun & Timber Joey
8:15 a.m. to 12 noon Habitat for Humanity Assist with house-build project Joe Bendik & Kosuke Kimura
9:30 a.m. to 12 noon Children’s Book Bank Clean, repair donated books Darlington Nagbe
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Playworks Lead youth activities Jack Jewsbury & Jake Gleeson
12 noon to 3 p.m. Open Meadow Working with students Ryan Kawulok
12:30-4 p.m. Habitat for Humanity Assist with house-build project Eric Alexander & Timber Joey
Wednesday, Oct. 10 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Community park maintenance Timber Joey
1-5 p.m. Native American Youth Family Center Facility cleanup and lead family activities Timber Joey
4-6 p.m. SCRAP Sort, organize supplies, prep material for art kits Brent Richards
Thursday, Oct. 11 9 a.m. to 12 noon American Red Cross Prepare supplies for blood drives Alumni Ambassador Bernie Fagan
9:30 a.m. to 12 noon Children’s Book Bank Clean, repair donated books Alumni Ambassador Adin Brown
9:30 a.m. to 12 noon Schoolhouse Supplies Sort donated supplies, stock store Alumni Ambassador Scot Thompson
2-4 p.m. Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division Sort food and supplies at community pantry Eric Brunner
2:30-4:30 p.m. AC Portland Academic and Sports Field Day David Horst
5:30-8 p.m. Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest Fall Harvest Festival Andrew Jean-Baptiste & Timber Joey
Friday, Oct. 12 8:15 a.m. to 12 noon Habitat for Humanity Assist with house-build project Alumni Ambassador Scot Thompson & Timber Joey
9:30 a.m. to 12 noon Friends of Portland Community Gardens Tidy up community garden Alumni Ambassador Mick Hoban
12:30-4 p.m. Habitat for Humanity Assist with house-build project Alumni Ambassador Scot Thompson & Timber Joey
12:30-4:30 p.m. OMSI Lead youth activities Steve Purdy
1:30-3:30 p.m. Oregon Food Bank Packing and preparing donated food for delivery Alumni Ambassador Adin Brown & Timber Joey
3-6 p.m. Volunteers of America Lead soccer activities for low-income families Danny Mwanga & Mike Fucito
Saturday, Oct. 13 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friends of Trees Tree planting and habitat restoration Chris Taylor & Timber Joey
9 a.m. to 12 noon Portland Parks & Recreation Springwater Corridor Trail cleanup Ian Hogg & Alumni Ambassador John Bain
9 a.m. to 12 noon Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Clean up at scenic nature park Futty Danso
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Zenger Farm Farm work party Hanyer Mosquera
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hartley SUN Courtyard cleanup and prep materials for classroom Kalif Alhassan
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beaverton’s Giving Gardens Garden work Sal Zizzo
1-4 p.m. Supa Fresh Youth Farm Help youth-led organic farm Sebastián Rincón
Sunday, Oct. 14 9 a.m. to 12 noon Hillsboro Public Library Set up for annual book sale Jose Valencia
1-4 p.m. Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District Clean up at scenic nature park Alumni Ambassador Lee Morrison & Charles Renken
1-4 p.m. Friends of Tryon Creek Plant clean-up, removal Franck Songo’o & Timber Joey
1-5 p.m. Harrison SUN Indoor painting at school Diego Chara

Note: Player appearances during Stand Together Week are subject to change.

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