Sun, Jun 27 | Cascadia Cluster's New Maker Space

Cascadia Clusters Outdoor Work Party

Thanks to COVID vaccines (woo hoo!), we're inviting you to join us to clear brush and make way for a new Cascadia Clusters "maker space," where this great nonprofit will build tiny homes for the houseless. Kids 12 and older welcome!
Cascadia Clusters Outdoor Work Party

When does the Project start?

Jun 27, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cascadia Cluster's New Maker Space, 5012 SW Slavin Rd, Portland, OR 97239, USA

About the Project

Have you driven by the field next to the Mittleman Jewish Community Center (MJCC) in SW Portland and wondered what's going on with the growing village of tiny homes there? When we learned about the project, our reaction was, "Wow! This is sooooo cool! We need to help with this great cause!" So we did  . . .  a few times with masks and physical distancing. The experience was a major "positive charge"! Now, we're ready to return--this time to a NEW LOCATION!

This great cause is Cascadia Clusters. Cascadia Clusters trains houseless Portlanders to build affordable, sustainable, and high quality transitional housing structures--whereby empowering the trainees to regain dignity, independence, and employability. The focus of Cascadia Clusters' work is building Tiny Homes On Wheels (THOWS) and other small-footprint structures with up-cycled materials. Their newest project is clearing the landscape near 5012 SW Slavin Rd. to make way for a new "maker space." Here’s where we come in! 

Cascadia Clusters (CC) invites volunteer groups to support them in their work. So, thirty Positive Charge! PDX volunteers have the opportunity to help with cutting back brush, setting up platforms, and general site cleanup. Cascadia Clusters will provide the tools and trash bags. Just bring WORK GLOVES and FACE MASK; wear work/hiking BOOTS, a HAT, and CLOTHING YOU DON'T MIND GETTING DIRTY.

Covid-19 Protective Measures: Cascadia Clusters staff have instituted prudent practices to keep all volunteers safe. For example, only 30 volunteers will work, keeping the six-foot distance between us (except for people of the same household). Also, all staff and volunteers are required to wear a face mask and their own work gloves while on site. Sanitized eye protection will be provided. Also, no sharing of food will be permitted on site.

The details:

  • Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP soon.
  • Ages 12+ welcome, but children under 18 must be supervised by an adult. 
  • Where to meet: At the portable outhouse at the end of the "road," where you'll be greeted by balloons.
  • No water on site; can bring in buckets of water or other methods for washing hands.
  • Even if you can only come for one hour of the entire 3-hour period, you're welcome! 
  • Bring snacks/drinks/water for yourself (No sharing of food!)
  • Sunscreen (hopeful thinking!) . . . or rain gear (pray not needed!) / We'll be there rain or shine!
  • Hand sanitizer 

This is an intergenerational event, open to ages 12 and above.  If you plan to bring minors, please register separately for each person, noting in the appropriate field that the individual is a minor. You also will need to print out, fill out, and bring along this Waiver for Your Child and/or this Waiver for Adults/You. Thank you for your kind attention to these requirements.

FINALLY, please see our Terms, Conditions, Liability Release and Photo Authorization. You will be asked to agree to these when you RSVP. Thanks for helping us to take care of paperwork upfront, so we can spend every moment at the event getting our "positive charge"!  P.S. If you do NOT want to have your photo taken, please mention this to the PC! PDX Angel in charge when you arrive so we can be sure to identify you. No pressure at all!

P.S. Cascadia Clusters is collecting donations of $, construction tools, and gift cards for on-site construction trainees who live in the houseless communities CC serves. If you are so inclined, feel free to bring those donations with you. 

We can’t wait to work with you on this fun project, creating another positive impact in our community!

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