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!