Verde serves communities by building environmental wealth through social enterprise, outreach and advocacy. Our theory of change is that sustainability can be reinterpreted as an anti-poverty strategy.
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This year, Verde has helped more than 300 low-income mobile home residents in the Cully neighborhood make much-needed improvements on their homes to ensure safety and comfort, and has also provided advocacy and organizing for Cully’s 1,000-plus mobile home residents on efforts like the recent mobile home zoning policy.
“I have four children, and our mobile home had mold for years. My children were not able to sleep in their rooms safely because of the mold. The mobile home program was a big blessing. I ended up helping myself, as well as helping other people.”
—Gloria Contreras, client
Donors to BOTH Verde and Columbia Slough Watershed Council are entered to win a dinner and canoe “Tour of Cully” for 8 people; Donors 35 and under will receive $5 off an 18’’ pizza at Hotlips Pizza; Beneficial State Bank