Friday, December 01, 2006

Sam Adams Inspires Charity With Tram Rescue Demonstration

Phil Stanford is reporting that Sam Adams will go out the side of the tram car high above Portland next Friday, December 8th, to test the rescue system. I find this to be highly inspirational. In fact, anyone who would do that unless they absolutely had to, should be - as Phil points out - seen as a hero. In this spirit the Portland Freelancer will donate 100 bucks to the Salvation Army if Sam Adams goes through with it. I will buy a cashier's check and drop it in the bucket at Lloyd Center, after scanning it for this blog.

In fact, we should go big with this. There is an opportunity here for Bob Miller or some other radio personality to get behind this and turn it into something positive. We've all had our fun with the tram, but when a man puts his life on the line (rope?) to show the people of Portland the tram's rescue system, the very least we can do is express our gratitude with a gift to the poor. Feel free to pledge your gifts here or on the blog of your choice.

None of the other council members have agreed to do this, but give them credit: They are helping Sam train for the big day. The Portland Freelancer was invited to one of their recent practices and it looks like things are going great. (Click on the picture for the full effect.) Good luck, Sam!


At 10:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the way you think..
I WILL write a check ..either my charity ... or Salv Army...
actually... I prefer to give to street musicians.. cash of course..

but this could be a big drive..trend...
how about..
if the City
rewrites (in 'fewer-bullets' way)
...the policy of gunning-down people and asking (virtually NO) questions later...

EACH citizen will send in $10 to the various 'soup kitchens', street musicians...etc...????


At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not the Salvation Army! The discriminate against gays and lesbians.

At 1:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah...I just gave the standard answer... forget the Salv_arm

I will specifically avoid that..
you are right ...there

back to street me... I can't deal with any religious links all....


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