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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Donation & Volunteer Information to Support Asylum Seekers

Volunteer and Donation Information

6/17/19 UPDATE:  For those wishing to volunteer, we thank you. The United Way of Greater Portland has received enough volunteer inquiries at this point, and is busy working to process the volunteer requests. Please wait to receive your volunteer instructions before showing up at the Expo. If you have not been given a volunteer assignment, you will be turned away. 

6/14/19:  Thank you to those who have expressed a wish to volunteer your time and services in helping us as we support asylum seekers arriving in Portland. Thanks to our friends at the United Way of Greater Portland, we now have a coordinated and secure way to accept volunteers. 

Please visit  to sign up to volunteer. As shelter security is of the utmost importance, please do not show up at the Expo without receiving a volunteer assignment. You will be turned away. 

The most pressing need is still for financial resources. To donate directly to the City to cover shelter/housing needs and basic necessities, please visit The easiest way to donate is to text the word EXPO to 91999. 

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