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Multnomah Alumni to Serve Community in PDX Chapter Event


On Saturday, August 15, Multnomah Alumni in the Portland area will volunteer at Rigler Elementary for desperately-needed upkeep in their library, classrooms, portables, and offices.

Multnomah University's Alumni Department has turned its Annual Portland Chapter Celebration into an opportunity for alum to serve their community through a partnership with Portland Public Schools. Multnomah students are trained to be servants during their time at the school, and often lead lives that are marked by servant-hood after graduation, so it is fitting for this year's chapter event to be a community service project.

At the end of the day, alumni will gather on Multnomah's campus for a BBQ.


"We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity for Multnomah alumni to serve in the Portland-Metro area," said Michelle Peel, director of Alumni Relations. "With Rigler Elementary being just a few miles away from Multnomah's campus and a natural educational tie-in, the partnership seemed to be a great fit."

"Our desire is that Multnomah would be an encouragement to the community at large, as well as an ongoing witness of God's light as we serve Him and others-both with our hands and our hearts."

The Work Crew

Organizers will need 100 alumni volunteers to help them complete the work at Rigler Elementary. Of the 100 volunteers, the following posts need to be filled:

  • 5 "crew leaders" that are experienced painters to instruct/supervise/direct our 100 volunteers!
  • Prep crew (tape trim, cover book cases, lay down drop clothes)
  • Cut-in crew (small detail work around trim and windows)
  • Wall rollers (larger wall areas)
  • Cleanup crew (remove tape and paper/drop clothes)

Alumni Registration

Alumni who wish to participate in the chapter event need to register in advance so that organizers are properly prepared for the service effort and celebration afterward. To register, please contact Farrah Weinert at  or 503.251.6455.

Visit the Multnomah University Blog for a complete list of needed tools and supplies.

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About Multnomah

Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational, Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon. Made up of an undergraduate Bible college, a biblical seminary, graduate programs, an adult degree completion program, and an online distance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor's and master's degrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.