On September 18, Multnomah Alumni will join forces with Compassion Connect andlocal churches for an event called Downtown Compassion: a day of free basichealth care and social service networking to Portland's homeless,under-insured, or otherwise in need. Multnomah University is inviting alumni tovolunteer at the outreach event as part of the 2010 Portland Alumni ChapterEvent. The alumni volunteers will help welcome guests and create a loving andcompassionate atmosphere.
Downtown Compassion will feature Dozens of doctors, dentists, nurses andother health professionals who have been recruited for the event. Servicesoffered will include medical, dental,vision, chiropractic, social services fair, bicycle repair, haircuts,clothing bank, children's activities, and prayer. Organized by CompassionConnect, the event will take place at the Memorial Coliseum. Volunteers areasked to serve from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
After Downtown Compassion, alumni volunteers are invited to Multnomah'scampus for a celebratory barbeque and rally from 4 to 6 p.m. Milan Homola,Multnomah Biblical Seminary alumnus and executive director of CompassionConnect, will lead a debriefing on the outreach event.
"As Alumni Director ofMultnomah University, it is a privilege to encourage the ongoing ministry Godis doing through the lives of our alumni," Michelle Peel, Alumni Director,said. "Partnering with CompassionConnect and the Downtown Compassion clinic is a beautiful opportunity forinviting fellow Multnomah Alumni to help us reach out to the city of Portland."
If you are interested in volunteering,go to www.downtowncompassion.org (Registrationthrough the event website is required in order to participate).
Multnomah University is a fully accredited, private, non-denominational,Christian institution of higher education, located in Portland, Oregon withteaching sites in Reno, Nevada and Anchorage, Alaska. Made up of anundergraduate Bible college, a biblicalseminary, graduate programs, an adultdegree completion program, and an onlinedistance-learning program, Multnomah issues bachelor's and master'sdegrees, and professional certifications and endorsements.