PMI Portland Chapter

Food Bank Article

PMI Portland Chapter gives back during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Jimmy Godard, MBA, PMP, ITIL
President Elect

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said,“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Monday, January 18, 2016 was the national holiday “Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.”  It was an opportunity to give thoughts to our commitment and values.

Individuals and organizations, adults and children around the country honored the Legacy of Dr. King on the 18th by getting involved in service projects. The Project Management Institute Portland Chapter got involved as well.  Eleven volunteers from our Chapter and their family members joined other volunteers at the Oregon Food Bank – Portland Vancouver Action Center.

As a group, we repacked and labeled bulk dry food in a lively, active environment. Our group specifically repacked pears into family-sized packages, working around bins for two hours. All team members wore our Chapter Red/Green T-Shirts. Following such hard work, we met at Tamale Boy for lunch. It was an opportune time to network.

It was such an amazing experience to partner with the Oregon Food Bank. “The Oregon Food Bank works to eliminate hunger and its root cause…because no one should be hungry.” This is a valuable cause and the PMI Portland Chapter is on board.

We have already scheduled another event for March 19, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. We have reserved 30 seats and they are filling up fast.  Click here for more information and to register.

I strongly encourage you to get involved. I am amazed and thankful to work alongside great teammates in our Chapter. They represent the values of our organization.

Get involved. Make a difference. Be a volunteer.

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