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2019 Community Impact Report

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The name Rivermark has always been followed by Community and in 2019, we were more active than ever! Rivermark staff volunteered a whopping 1,486 hours! Combined with donations and sponsorships, Rivermark’s total community impact is over $160,000. View our 2019 Community Impact Report.

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Your Equity Can Enhance Your New Year

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Looking to add some power to your family finances? The equity in your home could be the answer. Opening an equity line of credit gives you an instant emergency fund as well as access to money for remodels, family vacations, college educations, and any other expenses that could otherwise break your budget. Here are a few ways to put your equity to good use in the new year.

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Rivermark Awards $20,000 Grant to JOIN PDX

Rivermark Awards $20,000 Grant to JOIN PDX

Rivermark recently made two important announcements related to its foundation, the Rivermark Community Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. 1) The Rivermark Community Fund has aligned its mission to help make housing more sustainable, affordable, fair, and equitable in our community. 2) JOIN PDX has been selected as the 2019 recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Rivermark Community Fund.

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Overdraft Program Changes

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Based on member feedback related to our checking accounts, we are improving the convenience and value of our Overdraft Protection Program. These improvements will take effect on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Learn more about this exciting change and new improvements to our mobile app.

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Oregon Holiday Activity Guide

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Ready to get in the holiday spirit? Oregon is full of fun holiday events and activities to get you in the mood for hot chocolate, candy canes, and Santa Clause. Kick the season off with a variety of family friendly events for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

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6 Smart Holiday Spending Tips

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The holiday season is upon us. That can mean some out-of-the-ordinary expenses. Instead of spending more than you planned, put these six holiday spending tips to use, whether you’re shopping for groceries, holiday gifts, or traveling to visit family and friends.

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2nd Annual Rivermark Warmth Drive

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It’s time for our 2nd annual Winter Warmth Drive! From October 21st through November 8th, 2019, our locations will be collecting cold weather items for those in need in our communities. We are partnering with JOIN PDX in the Portland area, and The Warming Place Shelter in The Dalles, to disperse our collected items to those in need this winter. Let's all give the gift of warmth and comfort!

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Six Easy Ways to Save Money Without Sacrificing Your Lifestyle

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In today's economy, it is essential that you do what you can to save money. Many people are afraid of sacrificing the things they enjoy in order to keep more cash in their pockets. Fortunately, there are many ways that you can save money without having to give up the lifestyle you enjoy. Here is a look at some easy ways to save money without sacrifice.

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Document Shred and Drug Turn In Event

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We've partnered with the Portland Police Bureau for a free shred and prescription drug turn-in event. Drive, walk or bike-up and drop off your unwanted/expired prescription drugs and sensitive documents. Saturday, October 26th from 10am-2pm (No Early Birds Please). Located at 4735 E Burnside in Portland.

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