University of Portland has opened Howard Hall as a temporary shelter for 51 of the 64 people displaced by the January 4 SW Alder apartment fire in downtown Portland. The shelter opened January 6 and will remain open until January 13.
The University worked with the American Red Cross and Central City Concern and other community partners to provide a safe location for residents until the SW Alder apartments are reopened.
Central City Concern is accepting donations of cash as well as emergency clothing and other items for its displaced tenants. A full list is available at this link. Donated items may be brought to Central City Concern’s administrative office at 232 NW Sixth Avenue.
For more information about the shelter at University of Portland, contact Jeff Rook, public safety, at x7161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.