The Alano Club is Portland, Oregon’s largest addiction recovery organization. And this year, they faced a big fundraising challenge. This was a particularly rough year for the city. On top of the pandemic, we faced wildfires for weeks, and civil unrest and police crackdowns for months. The city’s focus has understandably, not been on addiction. But in fact, all of these compounding crises have driven up rates of addiction and relapse, making Alano’s work even more important.
Our work, Portland Needs Recovery, speaks to the broader audience of Portlanders that's experienced this difficult year together, and builds on that shared experience to drive attention and compassion for their neighbors facing addiction.