Donate the Right Gear
Outreach providers need gear they can pass out now and have in reserve to distribute during cold weather. Having the right gear staged in the right places before a crisis helps providers better focus on direct services and life-saving efforts in the moment. Please visit www.211info.org for the most up-to-date information on what gear is needed where and instructions for dropping them off.
Severe Weather Shelter Volunteer
Severe weather shelters open when certain weather thresholds are met, and they need community support to operate. So prepare now for the next time a storm hits.
Anyone interested in volunteering at these sites can complete the first video listed in this virtual training: Get Really Prepared: Disaster Resource Center Videos. At a minimum, volunteers should watch the Portland NET/TPI Intro to Warming Shelters (10 min video.)