Empowering Portland’s Residents with Vital Services and Support

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By Joshua Baker

Lloyd EcoDistrict, in collaboration with Community Services Network and more than thirty dedicated community partners, is thrilled to hold the Lloyd Community Resource Fair, a free event to connect the local community with essential resources and services in a single accessible location. The fair will take place on Saturday, August 12, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Lloyd Center (2201 Lloyd Center, Suite 1241, Portland, OR, 97232 – located on the second floor, east wing).

The Lloyd Community Resource Fair is a unique opportunity for residents of Lloyd and the greater Portland community to access valuable information and assistance from various nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and community service providers. The fair is designed to cater to all community members, with a particular emphasis on resources tailored to the 55 and older population. 

Attendees can expect to find support on a wide range of topics, including healthcare sign-up, utilities/bill payment assistance, energy efficiency rebates, legal aid, health and wellbeing, and much more. As an added benefit, select service providers will offer food boxes, chiropractic services, and vision and blood pressure tests to ensure attendees’ holistic well-being.

Additionally, the Strollin’ Colon will be set up at the Resource Fair. This interactive blow-up experience allows you to walk through a colon, educating attendees on different kinds of diseases that affect the colon. People who “pass-through” the colon will see oversized representations of healthy colon tissue, polyps, malignant polyps, colon cancer, and Crohn’s disease. Community partners Trillium and Healthnet will be providing Colorectal Cancer at-home tests to their members that are interested.

A comprehensive list of participating organizations has been confirmed, including 211 Info, Comcast Internet Essentials, Community Alliance of Tenants, Community Energy Project, Community for Positive Aging – Hollywood Senior Center, Department of Justice Civil Rights Unit, Early Learning Multnomah, East County Community Health, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Energy Trust of Oregon, Futurity First Insurance Group, Lutheran Community Services NW, Milk Crate Kitchen, Multnomah County Health Department Oregon Citizens Utility Board, PCC Clear Clinic, Portland Public Schools Head Start, Project Access NOW, SE Works, Sexual Assault Resource Center, Store to Door, Sunshine Division, Trillium Community Health Plan, and the University of Western States Chiropractor program. 

“We are thrilled to launch the first Lloyd Community Resource Fair,” said Kristin Leiber, Executive Director of Lloyd EcoDistrict. “A sustainable and resilient community is so much more than clean energy! It also includes making sure that our residents are well-cared for and connected to their neighbors, public programs, and nonprofit resources they need to thrive. By bringing together a group of outstanding organizations, we aim to build a strong support network for our Lloyd and surrounding community members. Whether seeking information, resources, or services, this event has something for everyone.”

The Lloyd Community Resource Fair promises to be an inspiring and informative event, fostering collaboration and unity within the community. Attendees will be able to meet and interact with the organizations at their respective tables, creating an environment conducive to meaningful connections. Attendees will also have the chance to receive gift cards to support local businesses after the event. 

Admission to the Lloyd Community Resource Fair is free, and all community members are invited to participate. For more information and a complete list of participating organizations and directions, please visit www.ecolloyd.org/events/lloyd-community-resource-fair.