My blog has been hijacked for the day…
It’s Jenna, the former Community Manager at Adaptu. (Can’t get rid of me yet!) Ninja has graciously allowed me to steal some of his space on PDITF to tell you about an awesome new project I’m working on and how you can help me.
See, Ninja and I have a lot in common, we both like personal finance, we both live in the Pacific Northwest, we both love burritos, and we both love Jesus. But while he is off using mad Ninja skills helping people destroy their debt, being a secrete government spy and taking high schoolers out for Blizzards and to awesome summer camps. I’m making delicious beer, helping clients sell cool technology, and trying to build a mobile medical clinic for Portland’s homeless.
Yes, I’m trying to raise $27,000 by August 27, 2013 – my 27th birthday!
(Are we the same age too Ninja?) <—yes we are 😉
This money will go to fund a mobile medical clinic to serve Portland’ homeless. You see I’ve been volunteer with Bridgetown Inc, a non-profit focused on homelessness, for over a year and a half now. Every Thursday night, Night Strike happens. We work with over 150 volunteers to serve roughly 500 homeless guests, serving hot meals, cutting hair, showers, clothing and feet washing. You name it. We do a ton of stuff every week, which is awesome.
The thing is, Night Strike needs a mobile medical clinic to take our services to the next level. And I’m committed to helping make this dream a reality. But I need some help.
Here’s how PDITF readers can help:
- If you live in Portland (or ever come visit Portland) consider coming to volunteer at Night Strike. Seriously, we would love to have you. Leave a comment below and let me know.
- Donate. Come check out my blog, beyondthebridgepdx.org to donate, get updates and learn more about homeless issues.
- Serve others. Can’t come to Portland and volunteer and can’t give financially right now? That is totally fine by me. I challenge you to do something for someone else this week.
Have you done something awesomely generous before? What was it? Leave a comment below so we can celebrate with you! Going to take me up on my challenge – what are you going to do this week?
Ninja’s comments: Portland is the JV version of Seattle. That is all 🙂