Event Recap: MLK Day of Service 2016

"Everybody can be great because everybody can serve." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

To celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., YNPN Portland partnered with Hands on Greater Portland and United Way of the Columbia-Willamette to participate in the Living Cully Cleanup. More than 50 volunteers gathered in the Cully neighborhood to transform a set of buildings from adult entertainment stores to a plaza that will benefit the community. The plaza is being renovated by Living Cully, an innovative collaboration between four non-profit organizations in the Cully neighborhood - Habitat for HumanityVerdeHacienda CDC, and the Native American Youth and Family Center.

Volunteers tore down interior walls of the former strip club, ripped up carpet, de-nailed boards to salvage and re-use in the neighborhood, and cleaned up around the exterior of the building.

To see more photos from the project and learn more about the work of Living Cully, please visit the Living Cully website. Thanks to all who joined us to serve!

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