Allwood Finds A New Community-Focused Partner: Taking Ownership PDX
Allwood flooring has joined hands with Taking Ownership PDX and we couldn’t be more excited to help support this amazing organization.
Taking Ownership PDX, LLC., is a small-but-mighty community collective of contractors, realtors, neighbors, and businesses brought together by Portland musician, activist Randal Wyatt. Together they renovate and revive Black-owned homes that have requested their help, with an emphasis on enabling Black homeowners to age in place, generate wealth and simultaneously deter predatory investors and realtors to deflect the gentrification process. While nothing can undo the decades of harm imposed upon Portland’s Black community via deliberate historical redlining, gentrification and systemic racism, Taking Ownership is turning the tide with a commitment to impactful grassroots change in support of the Black home owners of our city.
Taking Ownership is dedicated to raising funds and awareness with a team of passionate activists aided by volunteers hitting the streets and making a significant difference in the lives of our Black neighbors. They are always looking for volunteers to work, whether it be by fixing a toilet, fundraising, repairing a roof, or putting out the call for resources – Taking Ownership PDX has a need for time and talent. Together, the organization is a strong and powerful presence offering support to the Black community that helped shape Portland, this wonderful city we call home.
Since it began in July of 2020, Taking Ownership PDX has raised close to $700k and has been busy putting that money to work in the Black home and business owner community by providing services for over 60 families including brand new roofs, window replacements, landscaping/arbor work, decluttering and cleaning houses, new flooring, electrical work, carpeting, and they have over 130 families we are planning to help as well!
Stay up-to-date on all of Taking Ownership PDX projects by following this link:
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