The Brooklyn Action Corps is holding a food drive for the Grout Elementary Food Pantry. Bring items to Brooklyn Park (near the playground) on Saturday, March 12th, from 10:00 AM to noon. For details on specific items to bring, check out the spring food drive event page.
This month’s board meeting is on Wednesday, March 9th. All BAC board meetings are open for the public to join.
It will be held as a Zoom meeting. You can join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, or call in from a phone. Meeting details can be found on the March board meeting event page.
This month’s board meeting is on Wednesday, February 9th. All BAC board meetings are open for the public to join.
It will be held as a Zoom meeting. You can join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, or call in from a phone. Meeting details can be found on the February board meeting event page.
This month’s BAC general meeting is on Wednesday, January 26th. It will be held as a Zoom meeting, and you can join via your computer, tablet, or phone. Call-in details can be found on the event page.
All residential households in the U.S. can order one free set of 4 at-home rapid antigen COVID-19 tests via the US Postal Service (USPS). There is a limit of one order per household address. Kits will ship for free, starting in late January.
Learn more and request test kits at https://special.usps.com/testkits.
Neighbors Together event: “Community Safety and Connection”
Join your neighbors on Wednesday, January 19, at 6:30pm for an evening discussion on Community Safety and Connection, sponsored and facilitated by the Portland City Office of Community and Civic Life.
Details on the event page:
2040 Freight Plan survey
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is collecting feedback on the 2040 Freight Plan. This plan focuses on how to move goods through the city while meeting goals for a safe multimodal system that supports economic prosperity, human and environmental health, equity, and resilience.
Take the 2040 Freight Plan survey to give your feedback. This is a good opportunity to help the City understand the challenges Brooklyn faces from heavy freight operations in and around the neighborhood. The survey is open until January 28.
The City of Portland provides resources for trash clean-up. You can learn more in the flyer below (PDF), or on their community clean-up resources webpage.
During the rest of 2021 and into the New Year we wish you joy and warmth and encourage you to join us in extending empathy and care to your neighbors and community members after a difficult second year of the pandemic.
For the freezing and snowy weather we’re having this week, our state representative, Rob Nosse, has put together a helpful list of cold weather resources. If you are able and available, also check out the volunteer opportunities to help staff warming centers and more.
While many of us may be celebrating at this time of year, we also know that the holiday season isn’t always celebratory for everyone. If you need mental health support, to talk with someone, or food or social services access, we’ve compiled a few links for you:
- Lines for Life Racial Equity Line: 503-575-3764. Support by people who have lived experience of racism, weekdays 10am to 7pm
- Call to Safety: 503-235-5333. Trauma informed support for domestic and sexual abuse survivors, 24/7
- The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386. Support for queer youth, 24/7 via phone, text, or chat
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255. Support for people considering suicide in English and Español, 24/7 – you matter, please call if you are contemplating suicide. Also available for those who have a hearing disability. Chat option available.
Please check out Street Root’s Rose City Resource for a comprehensive list of supportive services.
We look forward to continuing collaborating with all of our Brooklyn neighbors in 2022 and beyond, and we hope for community health and abundance for everyone. Happy New Year, Feliz Año Nuevo!