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|REMINDER/It's Amazing What You Can Do With Hard Work and Kindness; More than 7,000 Washington Mutual Volunteers Tackle Community Revitalization Projects During National NeighborWorks Week|
REMINDER...For Saturday (June 8)
300 Washington Mutual volunteers expected at Portland project on June 8 WHAT: In partnership with the Portland Housing Center, more than 300 Washington Mutual volunteers will spruce up over 20 yards throughout the St. John's neighborhood in celebration of National NeighborWorks Week. National NeighborWorks Week, an annual campaign to restore homes and revitalize neighborhoods in hundreds of communities across America, was founded in 1984 by the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, and its nationwide network of NeighborWorks affiliates. WHO: Ken Leander, senior vice president and Washington Mutual group manager for consumer banking in Portland, and Charlotte Ellis, Washington Mutual's consumer regional manager for Portland, will be among the volunteers and will be available for interviews. Charlotte Ellis - cell phone: 503.238.3548. WHEN: Saturday, June 8 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. WHERE: 8333 N. Hendricks (intersection of North Columbia Boulevard and North Charleston Avenue in St. John's neighborhood in Portland, Ore.) WHY: As the affordable housing crisis worsens in America, an increasing number of people are paying more than 50 percent of their income for housing or living in substandard housing or both. For many people, keeping up with rising housing costs means less available income for basic maintenance or other needs. Additional information: This is the second year Washington Mutual has been the national sponsor of National NeighborWorks Week and the bank's commitment is valued at more than $3.5 million this year.