Crime Prevention Coordinator Jenni Pullen says:
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, their volunteers and staff, prevent crime and the fear of crime by being active participants in their community. Located near Burnside and NW 19th, they have seen their fair share of crime issues. This hasn’t stopped them from serving hundreds of meals every Wednesday to people experiencing homelessness. They also provide hot coffee, sack lunches and hygiene products throughout the week.
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral has also adopted the neighboring Home Forward building,NorthwestTowers, to offer meals to their tenants. They have also partnered with four Home Forward properties in Northwest Portland to sponsor a National Night Out Against Crime party in 2012 in their large parking lot on NW 19th andEverett. Last year’s NNO party had live music, face painting, and a barbeque line that lasted for four hours!
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral continues to partner with Crime Prevention and the Portland Police Bureau to help foster a safe neighborhood. While they open their doors to help the community, they also experience many of the crime issues and concerns that other faith groups and service agencies experience. They not only connect with Crime Prevention to learn skills to employ on site, but they also host trainings for faith groups all overNorthwest Portlandand the downtown area.
Faith administrators have attended trainings on emergency preparedness, how to work with the new police bureau Behavioral Health Unit, church safety, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design and more. They offer up their meeting space and graciously host trainings by providing AV equipment, food and beverages and parking. Similarly, they have offered to host future trainings and monthly meetings for the faith community to discuss crime prevention efforts.
Congratulations and thank you to: Gardner Grice for providing facility planning. Priscilla Cowell for administrative support. Fred Jeibmann for catering and support.
Thank you to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral for their unwavering community support and crime prevention efforts in Northwest Portland.