Help us be fully prepared for whatever may come our way over the next 50 years.
CNS is a Red Cross-designated emergency shelter for our neighborhood. Our school classrooms are outfitted for emergency lock-downs or evacuations, but, our congregation as a whole is not equipped in case we need to shelter a large number of people (children, congregants, or neighbors) for days or weeks. In order to be more fully prepared, we are collecting supplies for clean water, healthful food, and bedding, as well as creating space to store these resources on our campus.
We’ve spent time finding:
Food: kosher-ingredient, vegetarian, GF, and nut-free products for an overnight or an extended stay.
Water: Fresh drinking water plus filtration systems in barrels and boxes for indoor and outdoor use.
Shelter: Comfortable fleece, protective mylar, and sturdy wool blankets for every season.
There are three easy ways to contribute
Click on this link to find many of the supplies we need, and have them sent right to CNS. You can also use this link to provide a gift card towards one of the more expensive items!
Here are a few more items we need. Click on the link and please send them directly to CNS, Attention Mel Berwin (2900 SW Peaceful Lane, Portland OR 97239).
- Instant milk (60 lb, 10 yr shelf life). Need 4.
- Instant peanut butter (10 yr shelf life). Need 4.
- 10# Mac & cheese (freeze dried, 30 yr shelf life). Need 20.
- Fleece blankets, 36 pack. Need 6 packs.
- S. Military Surplus Disaster Wool Blankets, 10 Pack. Need 5 packs.
Make A Donation
Donate to CNS for the 150 Emergency Supply fund and we will put your donation towards our most-needed items.
Please call the office at 503.246.8831.
Consider preparing your own home with some of these products as you also help prepare CNS.
We sincerely thank for your support.
Questions? Please contact:
Director of Congregational Advancement
503-246-8831 | email