Mercy Teams has helped connect well over 200 parishioners to over 315 individual volunteer encounters this year. Mercy Teams has been focused on helping the disadvantaged, disenfranchised, throughout the greater Portland area. So far our mission has been focused on the homeless, various recovery centers, food banks, food pantries and dining halls. In addition, we have been extensively involved in Compassion Connect Free Medical, dental and vision clinic, Habitat for Humanity and UGH Life Change for Women.
We are planning to launch a new outreach for our own parishioners in need. Starting in mid August and September we hope to match parish volunteers with parishioners that are in need of service in and around their homes or apartments. We will be building a list of potential volunteers with skills in painting, plumbing, electrical and general cleaning and yard work. We will also be building a list of parishioners in need of these services. We hope to launch our first outreach in mid August.
Mercy Teams Coordinator: Michael Backus | 503-708-9503