Portland, June 20th, 2014. 800 community members volunteered side-by-side with Portland Timber and Torn players at 36 local nonprofits during the team’s Stand Together Week. Players Alvas Powell and Kalif Alhassan got their hands dirty at the sustainable  Zenger Farm during the week-long event. Stand Together supports the nonprofits and gives fans the chance to get to know their favorite players (photo credit, Meg Williams-Portland Timbers).

Diego Valeri and Alaska Airlines help clean and pack food for local families at Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division during Stand Together Week. Photo, Meg Williams-Portland Timbers

Diego Valeri and Alaska Airlines  employees and friends help clean and pack food for local families at Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division during Stand Together Week. Photo, Meg Williams-Portland Timbers

Fanendo Adi and Alaska Airlines help clean and pack food for local families at Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division during Stand Together Week. Photo, Portland Timbers

Fanendo Adi packs food at Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division. Photo, Portland Timbers

Timber Joey revamp the Garden at Portland YouthBuilders June 16, 2014, Portland, Portland Timbers and Thorns. Photo, Meg Williams-Portland Timbers and Thorns Meg Williams Photography

Timber Joey revamps the Garden at Portland YouthBuilders’ garden. Photo, Meg Williams-Timbers

June 19, 2014, Portland, OR, USA, Darlington Nagbe and Steve Zakuani and the 4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance play soccer with refugee kids at Powell Park. Photo, Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers

Darlington Nagbe and the 4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance play soccer with refugee kids at Powell Park. Photo, Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers

June 19, 2014, Portland, OR, USA,Steve Zakuani and the 4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance play soccer with refugee kids at Powell Park. Photo, Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers

Steve Zakuani and the 4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance play soccer at Powell Park. Photo, Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers

June 19, 2014, Portland, OR, USA. Steve Zakuani and the 4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance play soccer with refugee kids at Powell Park. Photo, Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers

Steve Zakuani gives the kids a pat on the back at Powell Park. Photo, Craig Mitchelldyer-Portland Timbers

Michael Nanchoff of the Portland Timbers and Adidas help Stock the Pantry at the Oregon Food Bank during Stand Together Week. Photo, Meg Williams-Portland Timbers

Michael Nanchoff of the Portland Timbers and Adidas help Stock the Pantry at the Oregon Food Bank during Stand Together Week. Photo, Meg Williams-Portland Timbers

Michael Nanchoff from the Portland Timbers and Adidas help Stock the Pantry at the Oregon Food Bank during Stand Together Week. Photo, Meg Williams-Portland Timbers

Michael Nanchoff poses for a group photo at the Oregon Food Bank during Stand Together Week. Photo, Meg Williams-Portland Timbers

From the Portland Timbers:

Mission
The Portland Timbers Stand Together mission is to harness the power of sport to improve the lives of children and families in the Portland metro area through targeted programs, deep partnerships, and philanthropic giving.

Focus
Stand Together focuses on youth activityeducation, and the environment for the Portland Timbers and has an additional focus on girls for Portland Thorns FC. 

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