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Multnomah Bible College Plans Community Outreach

9/30/2002

On Tuesday, October 1, 2002 Multnomah Bible College students will put their learning in action through a bi-annual community outreach. Each October and April, Multnomah undergraduates serve area ministries, homeowners and businesses by cleaning, painting, removing yard debris, cutting down dead trees. Simply stated, the students are putting their faith into action.

The Multnomah Community Outreach (MCO) and the student ministries department sponsor this program, known to students at the "day of outreach". Each year approximately 600 undergraduate students contribute about 108,000 volunteer hours in the Portland area. In addition to the day of outreach, students complete three to five hours a week of ministry work within a local church or para-church ministry. A few ministries Multnomah undergraduates have volunteered at are the Portland Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, Portland Fellowship and Good Shepherd Community Church.

One of the many opportunities students will perform to serve the community on October 1 is cleaning Interstate 205 from Glisan Street to Sandy Blvd. both north and southbound. The day's activities begin at 8:15 a.m. at Central Bible Church located next the Multnomah campus at 8815 NE Glisan St. Portland, 97220.