Activist Alert 10-8-2015

Blood banks in Oregon responded to the Umpqua Community College mass shooting Oct. 1 and are now trying to replenish their supplies of red cells, platelets and plasma. Blood types A along with B negative and O negative are needed. The Lane Blood Center is at 2211 Willamette Street. Drop by or better yet, call 484-9112 ext. 700 to make an appointment and avoid waiting.

• Saturday, Oct. 10, is National Homeless Day with citizens banding together to help those in need. Bring new socks and cash donations to a demonstration site near the football game at Autzen Sadium at noon. Socks will be distributed via Occupy Medical. Cash donations will go to sanitation for OURS, a local unhoused campsite.

• White Bird’s Stay Warm Drive has begun to collect blankets, sleeping bags, winter coats, hats, socks and rain gear for those in need in the community. Drop off donations at the Crisis Clinic at 341 E. 12th Avenue or call 342-8255 to arrange pick-up for larger donations.

350 Eugene will team up with Southern Oregon Rising Tide and Cascadia Forest Defenders for a free weekend of intensive direct action training Oct. 16-19 to Stop LNG export infrastructure in Oregon. A special workshop on “Power Through Paris” will be from 3 to 5 pm that Sunday. The events will be held at the Irving Grange, 11051 Irvington Drive, and will include training, workshops and panels, culminating with a direct action to oppose LNG exports on Monday, Oct. 19. See for registration and more information or call 343-5091.