Eugene Ready! Disaster Preparedness Event

Registration for this event closes this coming Sunday, August 22.

What: Eugene Ready!
When: Sunday, September 12, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Amazon Community Center in Eugene
Cost: Free, lunch provided by PathfinderEX

To register for the free event, please use the PFX form at:
https://www.pathfinderex.org/event-details/eugene-ready-disaster-preparedness-exercise/form

Eugene Ready!, is a hands-on, interactive event to practice emergency response skills. The sponsors and organizers are PathfinderEX, a group of veterans and medical people. The event will focus on neighborhood response during a major disaster, neighborhood surveying to find strengths and needs of those who live nearby, and neighborhood communication. This is not a power point presentation, more like a drill. The event is meant to empower neighborhoods in the event of a disaster. 

State and local guidelines for Covid will be followed.

Vaccine Clinic for Residents of the Whiteaker Neighborhood

If you have any friends or family who reside in the Whiteaker Neighborhood the WCC, in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority and Wallgreens will be conducting a Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Friday, March 12th from 10:00am – 6:00pm.

This clinic will be conducted in the Whiteaker, prioritizing eligible Whiteaker residents, but we have slots available for other neighborhood residents who are eligible under the State guidance (Phase 1A groups 1 – 4 and Phase 1B groups 1 – 5) per Oregon’s Vaccine Distribution plan. You must sign up with the form to attend.

WCC Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Friday, March 12th from 10:00am – 6:00pm

  • WCC has 400 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine for prioritized distribution to the Whiteaker community (who live, work or own property there). This is a Whiteaker-based vaccine clinic for Friday, March 12th from 10:00am – 6:00pm.
  • The doses are only for persons who are eligible by state guidelines  (Phase 1A groups 1 – 4 and Phase 1B groups 1 – 5) per Oregon’s Vaccine Distribution plan.
  • Social distancing and mask wearing will be adhered to at all times.
  • The WCC is scheduling people for appointments only if they complete this survey. Walk-in appointments are not accepted at this time.
  • Any questions about the clinic can be addressed to WCC at-large board member Ian Winbrock at WhiteakerCommunityCouncil@gmail.com or by phone / text to (530) 574-1592.

Interested in Electric Cars? – Three upcoming online events with EVEVA

EVEVA online meeting on March 8 at 5:00pm PST with Rep. Peter DeFazio on Transportation Electrification in our community. Contact Phil Barnhart for the Zoom link phil@philbarnhart.com Information can be found on the Facebook event page here.

Congressman Peter DeFazio will address federal initiatives to support transportation electrification at EVEVA’s Quarterly Meeting, by Zoom. We’ll discuss pending state legislation to support electric vehicles as well. Please join us! Write contact@eveva.org to get on a list to receive the Zoom link. Visit our website at eveva.org and look under “Upcoming Events” for more details.

EVEVA, is also offering our free Zoom workshop again on March 11 and March 16 at 7:00 pm. The online workshop is for anyone interested in finding out about electric vehicles. There is even a $1000 discount offered on the purchase of an electric car from a local dealershipThe workshop is offered in partnership with the City of Eugene, EWEB, and the University of Oregon Office of Sustainability.

Register at: revupeugene.org

Thank you for a successful Food Drive!

Hello everyone! Thank you so much for your donations over the past weekend, everyone who participated made this drive possible. The turnout at all the food drives was so unprecedented that it took a few days for Food For Lane County to pick everything up and sort through it. Here are the total collections from each donation site below.

Food for Lane County calculated the combined food and fund totals into meals, and the food drives were able to collect 13,190 meals for our community! We are in awe of our community’s generosity and the way you all came together to support people in need during these trying times. These donations are much needed right now. Food For Lane County has seen a record number of new clients in the last year, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, as well as continued weekly deliveries to residents on the McKenzie River who were affected by the Holiday Farm Fire. Food For Lane County’s mission is to reduce hunger by engaging the community, and you all were the very embodiment of our mission this past Saturday. Thank you!

Photos of the SHiNA Neighborhood Volunteers working the Food Drive Donation Site at Wayne Morse Family Farm.

Canned Food Drive – Food For Lane County

Neighborhood Canned Food Drive

Saturday, February 13 from 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Since the beginning of the pandemic, millions of Americans worry about nearly empty refrigerators and barren cupboards for their children and themselves. In Lane County, the need for food security has greatly increased and those people without jobs and folks affected by the Holiday Farm Fire depend more on food pantries.

Please help by donating canned food –
Peanut butter, tuna, canned stews, soup and chili are among the most needed foods.

Curbside drop off –Volunteers will be wearing masks, and we ask you to remain in your vehicle to help provide social distancing. Please pop the trunk or open the backseat door while we take your donation.

Cash donations can be made on their website here:
Donate funds: https://fundraise.foodforlanecounty.org/NeighborsHelpingNeighbors21
Or by phone, 541-343-2822

Food and checks payable to Food for Lane County will be accepted at the donation sites.

Drop Off Sites: 
Sunset Hills Cemetery – 4810 Willamette Street, Eugene
February 13th from 12:00 – 4:00pm

Wayne Morse Family Farm – 595 Crest Drive, Eugene
February 13th from 12:00 – 4:00pm

Please Donate Blood 

There is no better time to make a donation and impact someone’s life? That “someone” could be a loved one or friend. It’s the time of year when local blood supplies are dipping due to high patient demand. Don’t wait until a person close to you needs blood, act now by giving at a Pop-Up Donor Center near you.

All donations are by appointment only, please remember your mask. The one hour donation appointment is a safe and essential action to support local hospitals and patients. The pop-up centers are being conducted in accordance with social distancing guidelines. No walk-ins, guests, or people under age 16 are permitted onsite. All donors are required to wear masks during their appointment. Bloodworks has posted information addressing questions and concerns for blood donors at bloodworksnw.org/coronavirus.

Pop-Up Donor Center @ Eugene Friends Church
3495 West 18th Ave, Eugene
January 21 – 22:  9:00am – 3:00pm

Pop-Up Donor Center @ Eugene Faith Center
1410 W. 13th Ave, Eugene
January 25 – 26:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Link to Book Appointment: 

https://dslnk.co/Zone13Bloodworks

Adams Elementary Winter Warmth Wishlist (donation drive for local families)

Dear neighbors, 

I’m writing from the Adams Community Group (PTA) at Adams Elementary. 2020 has been such a tough year, and we’re seeing more need among our school community than ever before. In response, we’ve organized a Winter Warmth Wishlist in order to provide extra warmth to Adams families. We thought our neighbors in the Southwest Hills might like to help out by donating NEW winter coats, hats, gloves, warm clothing, books, and gifts to families in our neighborhood

The wishlist can be found here: https://signup.com/go/riMTYgZ

For more information about our Winter Warmth program, please check out our website: https://www.adamscommunitygroup.com/winter-warmth

Donations can be shipped directly to Adams Elementary (950 W 22nd Ave, Eugene, OR 97405) and should be scheduled to arrive by December 15. If you’re shopping locally (which we wholeheartedly endorse!), please email adamseugenepta@gmail.com to arrange for a contactless pickup. We’ll be making pickups on 12/16-18.

Thank you for your donations!