Do Nothing For Everyone (B+A Bulletin #231)

Do Nothing For Everyone (B+A Bulletin #231)

B+A Breaking

Hello fellow comrades in isolation.

You hangin in there? You know what day of the week it is? Course you do, it’s Bulletin day!

I saw this masked statue on one of my *treasured* dog-walks. It cracked me up, generating some laughter when, let’s be honest, there hasn’t been much.

Let’s get to some inspiring content, eh?

B+A Babble

Our friends at Wieden & Kennedy Portland have cooked something up quick and special for Oregonians. In the “stay home campaign” W+K worked with the office of governor Kate Brown to develop a call to in-action. Stay home, save lives. It’s that serious and that simple. You can watch here, and even print out some posters to paste around your community… It’s amazing to see an agency put their hearts and minds into something so important.

Thanks for the good work, W+K.

B+A Brilliance

Another group of PDX locals are taking their knack for irony and creativity and giving back to the community. Struck with the need to do something, Paul (Kelsey’s beau), and a few of his Portland buds, are designing and selling hoodies and long sleeve “social distancing” T’s. The crew are giving all profits to the Portland non-profit @familymealpdx, whose mission is to help laid off service industry employees with their medical bills.  

Click here to order! (US shipping only)

B+A Books etc.

Nic shared this BBC article with the team this week. You’re overwhelmed with the news, I know. But this is a positive take on what can come out of these uncertain times. Main take-aways? Crisis sparks innovation. We are plugged into our local communities more than we ever have been. We’re seeing the incredible resilience of our planet as it thrives under the pause of economic stress. And many of us will awake from this more grounded in our values and identities than we were before.

B+A Big Up

The daily Portland newsletter Bridgeliner has developed a “local solutions guide” for those who feel the incessant need to get involved but are not sure where to put their efforts. Among the list is the Small Business Relief Fund from Prosper Portland; the organization has $1.38 million of available funds and is giving away grants and non-interest loans (up to 10K each) to small businesses and orgs that qualify. Applications are due by mid-night tonight and selections will be made by next Friday.

A few more highlights from the list : Virtual Tip Jar — A database of out of work service industry workers who could use a tip. Portland Street Medicine Team—organization dedicated to providing medical care to the homeless. Advocate for Policy : sign the petition for a Portland rent freeze.

B+A Bye…

We’re here with you. And we want to know how you’re doing. What’s it like where you are? How is your community coming together right now? Never hesitate to send us a note. Take so much care.

Robi and Team B+A