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The First Mega-Shelter Arrangement in Oregon Created for Major Disaster Response and Recovery
Date:10/15/2007

etween the organizations at all levels to share data and knowledge about disasters, disaster declarations, and legislative information relevant to the partnership.

The Metropolitan Exposition Recreation Commission serves as a catalyst for economic development, community and culture in the Portland metropolitan region. The public agency promotes livability and economic vitality through stewardship, management and development of regional public assembly venues. MERC, a subsidiary of Metro, is the management authority for the Oregon Convention Center, the Portland Center for the Performing Arts and the Portland Expo Center. Visit http://www.mercvenues.org

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Local Oregon Trail Chapter volunteers respond to residential fires and other disasters an average of every 40 hours. All Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from Oregonians. Financial gifts help provide shelter, food, clothing, counseling and other immediate assistance to those in need. Call (503) 284-1234 or visit http://www.redcross-pdx.org.

Contact: Julie Reed, MERC Lise Harwin, ARC Oregon Trail Chapter

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