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PACS NEWS: STORYTELLER TO SPEAK AT AWARDS DINNER (2/15/2016)


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Dick Duerksen

Dick Duerksen is a world traveler, photographer and exceptional storyteller.

DUERKSEN TO SPEAK AT AWARDS DINNER

FEBRUARY 15, 2016

PACS is pleased to announce that Dick Duerksen has agreed to speak at the Awards Dinner & Auction this year. Duerksen is a world traveler and photographer with an exceptional gift for storytelling. He most recenlty used his talents to represent Maranatha International, a volunteer-driven organization that has built hundreds of churches and schools in a variety of countries. Here are links to written stories and a speaking video by Dick Duerksen. The Awards Dinner is October 9 at the Embassy Suites Hotel--Portland Airport. It features a silent auction, and gourmet meal, and an awards presentation. All funds raised will support disadvantaged families meet basic needs like food and health care. Anyone intrested in sponsoring this event can call PACS at 503.252.8500 for more information.

NEXT STORY: GIVE HOPE THIS CHRISTMAS (12/1/2015)


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Food Pantry

Your gift today will bring hope during the holidays to a family struggling to meet food and health care needs.

GIVE HOPE ON GIVING TUESDAY

DECEMBER 1, 2015

While the economy has improved and unemployment has eased, thousands of families are struggling with new barriers such as skyrocketing rent and low wages. Some have even become homeless and are living out of their cars, or worse. As the temperatures chill, please consider making a gift today, even if you're too late for Giving Tuesday. Through PACS, you can make a huge impact for someone who cannot afford adequate food or health care for themselves and their families.

NEXT STORY: STREET MUSICIAN HELPS HOMELESS (11/25/2015)


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Byron Fulop Laing

Byron Fulop Laing is using his talents for good this holiday season.

STREET MUSICIAN GIVING HOMELESS BENEFIT

NOVEMBER 25, 2015

Byron Fulop Laing is a student at the Chicago Institute of Music, after "busking" or playing music on the street in Portland to raise money to attend. He is aspiring to become a world-class violinist, and has been stuyding and practicing hard. Byron is coming home to Portland for Thanksgiving, and is looking to use his talents to do good in the community. So he, and his sister, Victoria, will be giving a free concert at the Tabernacle Seventh-day Adventist Church on November 29 at 6:30 p.m. While there is no charge, Byron and Victoria will be seeking donations to support homeless causes through local organizations. The people served by PACS, JOIN, Street Roots, and Human Solutions will benefit directly from the funds raised. For more information, check out the event listing on Byron's website. UPDATE (12/1/15): the event raised over $1,000. For pictures and a more in-depth look at the efforts of Byron & Victoria, check out PACS' digial story of the event.

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