Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc., (SWNI) is a nonprofit coalition that provides support services in seventeen Southwest Portland neighborhood associations and three business associations. SWNI is governed by a board of directors with representation from each neighborhood association and local business association.
The SWNI Annual cleanup is done twice a year. Once in the Spring and once in the Fall. We accept wood & yard debris, scrap metal and appliances to be recycled and any bulky waste (old furniture, etc.) for diposal. We will also have Community Warehouse on hand to collect reusable household items for charity.
We need volunteers to direct traffic; unload yard debris from cars and trucks into dumpsters; and assist drivers to pick up debris from seniors and disabled.
Do you have a truck? We need volunteers with trucks to help with our senior and/or disabled citizens pickup. If you are interested in helping, contact the Southwest Neighborhoods office at[masked]-4592.
When: Sat May 11th; 8:30am-1pm
Come from 8:30am-1pm or choose from two shifts: 8:30am-11:30am or 11am-1:30pm. Please say what time you are coming! If you can stay the whole time...GREAT!
PLEASE BE ON TIME FOR THE 8:30AM SHIFT, IF YOU ARE LATE, YOU WILL GET STUCK IN THE TRAFFIC OF PEOPLE WAITING TO DROP THINGS OFF.
Services provided by the Southwest Neighborhood office:
• Assistance with community organizing for citizen participation and crime prevention.
• Assists neighborhood associations with publicity including design, printing and distributing flyers, press releases, etc.
• Implements and facilitates projects as requested by citizens such as neighborhood cleanups, candidate fairs, neighborhood picnics, fund-raisers for playground structures, open space parks, etc.
• Publishes a monthly newsletter for entire district membership.
• Acts as an information resource for all Southwest citizen participation and crime prevention issues.
• Provides training, guidance and clerical support to member neighborhood associations.
• Provides information and referral to city bureaus.