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Urgent Need Cleanup Event at Helensview School

SOLVE is hosting an Urgent Need cleanup in Northeast Portland starting at Helensview School.
SOLVE defines an Urgent Need cleanup as an area with a high concentration of litter that poses a threat to public safety and environmental quality. Urgent Need cleanups not family friendly or suitable for anyone under the age of 18 due to an increased presence of hazardous materials. Safety guidelines will be put in place before the cleanup begins.

During this cleanup, you will work with SOLVE staff in a small groups to clean up trash across from the school and on NE Killingsworth.

When: Saturday, February 5, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM.

Advanced Registration Required: Pre-registration is required! Please sign up (green button below) ahead of time to guarantee your spot. 
Meeting Location: Volunteers will be meeting at 8678 NE Sumner St, Portland, OR 97220. Map Link. 

COVID Safety: We are asking volunteers to wear a mask at this event. During this event volunteers will be working in close proximity with each other so we are requesting that all participants stay masked throughout the entire event.

What to Bring: Come wearing a face mask. If you bring personal belongings please bring a backpack so you can pick up trash hands-free. Wear heavy duty work boots and long pants. This event will happen rain or shine, so please dress for the weather if rain is on the forecast. 

What's Provided: SOLVE will provide trash grabbers, trash bags, work gloves, and high-vis vests. We will also provide water bottles so volunteers can stay hydrated. 

Parking/Getting There: Free street parking is available at this location.

Bathrooms: There will be a porta potty available at this location. 

Accessibility: This event will takes place primarily on city sidewalks and paved serfaces.

Youth Volunteers: This will be a 18 and older event due to the expected increased amounts of hazardous materials that we will find at this location. 

Contact: Contact Peter Brewer at with any questions.  

Litter Cleanup

Age Minimum (with Adult): 14+, Minimum Age:16+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

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2000 SW 1st Ave
Suite 400
Portland, OR 97201
Tax Id #93-0579286