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PACS NEWS: GIVE HOPE THIS CHRISTMAS (12/1/15)
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 THE HOMELESS (11/25/2015)
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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