Portland, October 8th. The Timbers’ “Stand Together Week ” is drawing more people into nonprofit work. Organized with the help of Hands On Greater Portland and supported by adidas, Alaska Airlines, Fred Meyer, JELD-WEN Windows and Doors, and KPTV, Stand Together Week includes 40 projects across the Portland metro area benefiting more than 30 nonprofit organizations focused on youth and the environment.

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. Volunteer opportunities are offered through Sunday, October 14th. Click here for  a link to the Hands on Greater Portland sign up page!

Timber Joey volunteer with Fred Meyer at Portland YouthBuilders for Stand Together Week on October 8, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. (L.M. Parr/Portland Timbers)

Timber Joey volunteer with Fred Meyer at Portland YouthBuilders for Stand Together Week (L.M. Parr/Portland Timbers)

Community Cycling Center

Community Cycling Center volunteers.

1,000 volunteers will be involved over the course of the week.

1,000 volunteers will be involved over the course of the week.

Portland Timbers forward Kris Boyd (9) and Timber Joey volunteer with fans at Ockley Green K-8 School for Growing Gardens as part of Stand Together Week on October 8, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. (Matthew Ellis for Portland Timbers)

Timber Joey volunteers with fans at Ockley Green K-8 School for Growing Gardens as part of Stand Together Week. (Matthew Ellis for Portland Timbers)

Portland Timbers forward Kris Boyd (9) volunteers with fans at Ockley Green K-8 School for Growing Gardens as part of Stand Together Week on October 8, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. (Matthew Ellis for Portland Timbers)

Bright Dike and Timbers Joey with volunteers that helped prepare reclaimed lumber at the ReBuilding Center in North Portland during Stand Together Week on October 8, 2012.  (Justin Silvey/Portland Timbers)

Bright Dike and Timbers Joey with volunteers that helped prepare reclaimed lumber at the ReBuilding Center in North Portland during Stand Together Week .
(Justin Silvey/Portland Timbers)

To volunteer for one of the Stand Together Week projects or for more information on the overall initiative, visit www.portlandtimbers.com/StandTogetherWeek.

Here’s a video about the activities!

Here’s a list of the charities involved:

Playworks,
Open Meadow,
Habitat for Humanity,
Hillsboro Parks & Recreation,
Native American Youth Family Center,
SCRAP,
American Red Cross,
Children’s Book Bank,
Schoolhouse Supplies,
Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division,
AC Portland,
Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest,
Habitat for Humanity,
Friends of Portland Community Gardens,
Habitat for Humanity,
OMSI,
Oregon Food Bank,
Volunteers of America,
Friends of Trees,
Portland Parks & Recreation,
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District,
Zenger Farm,
Hartley SUN,
Beaverton’s Giving Gardens,
Supa Fresh Youth Farm,
Hillsboro Public Library,
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District,
Friends of Tryon Creek,
Harrison SUN,
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