We cannot express the love and gratitude that we have for our Let’s Kick ASS Portland volunteers.
You know the coffee is brewing when Jordan is displaying his wonderful smile.
He faithfully comes in at 9am every Saturday to make sure that coffee is percolating and is ready for our activity members and guest.
Jordan is funny and witty.
Mr. Fred is our culinary guru who makes a lot of things at home and brings them in. Like his yummy monkey bread. He sometimes gives us the honor of cooking traditional Mexican recipes from his moms old recipe box.
Fred doesn’t like his picture taken, so I am using his crock picture instead, which he uses to make his chorizo biscuits and gravy for everyone.
Troy in the Red Hoodie. Until he has his coffee, he can be a real grizzly bear. But don’t let that fool you, because really has the warmest heart and is as cuddly as a teddy bear. Always stepping up to make things and to help everyone out.
Todd with 2 d’s, as we call him, is in the blue turtle neck. He is our newbie and went to culinary school and is a great chief. He is so loving, smiling all the time and talks up a storm. He is a huge foodie.
Mark likes sharing the joys of stretching, breathing and yoga. He runs a peer support exercise group before our Saturday coffee socials. The group exercises are done through audio and/or visual recordings.
Mark does not ask for any money or donations. Except that I bet you could pay him in hugs.
John does a lot for our coffee social breakfast. He has been doing some of the major weekly grocery shopping, carpools and give rides to people that need it. Coordinates who is cooking and works with the activity member volunteers.
John has a warm and friendly personality. This year would not have happened if it was not for John and all that he does.
Thank you John, you are so appreciated.
So when you see John make sure to say hello.
Maxon is our tattoo’d HoneyDoIt guy. He gives activity members rides, he always gets volunteered to volunteer in almost every thing that we do.
Maxon is one of our biggest helpers in and out of the kitchen and always willing to go the extra mile with a smile.
If you love motorcycles and skiing , Maxon is your guy.
Dont let Jim’s look here fool you. His wheels are spinning. Jim is active and all over the place. He steps in to help set for our Saturday mornings. He cooks and makes a wonder quiche and fantastic juicy and tender turkeys at thanksgiving.
He is also one of our biggest advocacy and activist. He is currently working with Oregon Rep Sheri Malstrom to make an amendment to a state bill allowing treatment for HIV related Lipodystrophy and lipoatrophy. But he needs your help so please email JimCox@letskickasspdx.org to get involved.
Robert who is the mans man and loves to work with his hands. He donated and installed the storage cabinets for the WOW (Woman of Wisdom) and for Let’s Kick ASS – Portland so we could store cooking supplies for our groups. Much Gratitude to you Robert.
We thank these activity member volunteers, along with all of our other activity members and guest for making every Saturday a huge success. They are the proof that together we can help enrich each others lives and build a meaning future for all.
If you are a Positive or Negative HIV/AIDS Long-Term Survivor or someone who is aging 50+ with HIV come join us Saturday’s at the east building of the Quest Center 2927 E. Burnside St. Yoga starts at 9:30, coffee social starts at 10 with breakfast at 10:30. Please RSVP on Meetup or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The coffee social is activity member run, led and supported.
We also want to thank the Quest Center for Integrative Health for giving us the space so we can all come together. Thank you!