In mid-March, the support for our homes seemed to be changing by the hour, and we quickly found ourselves without the support of four assistants who needed to tend to personal and family needs or were sent home by their sponsor programs. I’ll admit, there were moments of intense scarcity in trying to plan for the coming days and weeks. At the same time, these conditions allowed the strength and bond of our community to shine.
On behalf of our friends and community, join me in offering a special recognition to our three homes - Nehalem, Neahkahnie, and Gabriel House - for living the mission of L'Arche Portland. For working together to create home, share life, and build community. For opening your hearts to one another. For celebrating the big and small events of life. For praying together, and supporting the spiritual journey of each person. For walking together in times of pain and times of joy. For being a sign of hope to the world. We see you. We appreciate you. We love you.
Enjoy the special recognition video our community made for our homes.
Executive Director, L’Arche Portland
P.S. Be sure to learn more about potential tax incentives found in the CARES Act, including a $300 charitable giving deduction available to all taxpayers.