The Timbers have announced that the seventh annual Stand Together Week will run June 9-15 this year. This initiative brings together the Timbers, Thorns, and T2 with Hands On Greater Portland and other organizations for volunteer projects in the area. The City of Portland and the State of Oregon are issuing official proclamations to officially name the week of June 9 “Stand Together Week.”
As in years past, players and staff from all three PTFC teams will take time during the summer and World Cup break to help with these volunteer projects.
This year’s 33 projects are wide-ranging. Many involve ecological work and rehabilitation of the city’s parks, playgrounds and courts. Other events are youth-oriented; volunteers can help organize and deliver books and school supplies, teach art classes, and play futsal with children from all over the world. Habitat for Humanity will host homebuilding events for low-income families.
The events for Stand Together week are not limited to the Portland area. Many of the worldwide Timbers Army volunteer organizations are running food drives for their local food banks. For instance, Timbers Army: Covert Ops is stocking shelves at the Ballard Food Bank in Seattle on Monday, June 11.
A full schedule of events and links to sign up and participate are available at the Hands On Greater Portland event website. Anyone can register to participate, but many of the events are already filling up. Rose City Rewards Annual Members can send photos of their volunteer efforts to firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet @rosecityrewards with the hashtag #STWeek for bonus points. More information can be found at the Timbers Stand Together Week website.