Volunteer Day 2022 – Giving Back, Fulfilling our Mission
With the mission of enhancing lives and communities, the Pinnacle staff isn’t afraid to get dirty and work hard for our communities. Every year, our Bend and Portland offices pick a community project and spend the day giving back with our time. Learn more about our community engagement:
Humane Society of the Ochocos
The Bend office volunteered at the Humane Society of the Ochocos in Prineville. Not only do we love animals, but HSO is a client. We’re currently working with them to design a new shelter and understand how hard they work to care for many animals in an aging and undersized facility. Our team built new dog kennels (always fun to watch a group of architects work together to construct items!), cleaned kennels, walked dogs, and played with so many kittens. It was hot (the upper 90s!), but our team enjoyed working together and getting to know the hardworking staff at HSO.
Northeast Emergency Food Program
The Portland office volunteered at the Northeast Emergency Food Program, which meets the urgent food needs of the North and Northeast Portland neighbors. They chose this service project because of the high demand in the community and to do a little Research & Development. Our team is working on a new food warehouse in Redmond, Oregon, and this hands-on experience is helpful in the design process. The team worked on distribution transporting food from the pantry to clients, and stocking and loading pallets. It was a great experience working with other volunteers and helping provide food security to the hundreds in need. And a great workout!
Post-Volunteering Day 2022
Both teams finished up the day enjoying each other’s company and supporting a local watering hole!
In addition to our annual volunteering day, our staff is provided additional hours to support non-profits they are passionate about, including NeighborImpact, Architects in Schools, and many city/county committees. We are committed to living our mission, “Enhancing Lives and Communities.”