Hotseat: Mark Ferdig

A Mercy Corps team leader talks about dealing with the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.

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On Sept. 18, Mark Ferdig kissed his wife goodbye, dropped his two kids at school in Woodstock and boarded a plane for Monrovia, Liberia, the Ebola outbreak epicenter. FERDIGFerdig, 43, is a le   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 MILLER RESOR

Crossing the Bar

Two giants of Portland’s legal community stand trial on ethics charges.

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Barnes Ellis spent nearly 50 years at the pinnacle of Oregon’s corporate legal world. A magna cum laude graduate of both Yale University and Harvard Law School, Ellis occupied rarefied territo   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 NIGEL JAQUISS

Downtown Building Wins Major Architecture Award

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The American Institute of Architects yesterday released a list of its top 10 green projects for 2012.Mercy Corps global headquarters on Southwest Naito Parkway near the Burnside Bridge, a $21.3 million project completed in 2009, was one of the buildings chosen for recognition.The project was completed primarily by Portland firms, including THA Architecture—whose principal partner Will Dann served ...   More
Friday, April 20, 2012 COREY PEIN

Stolen Shoes of Haitian Earthquake Survivor Returned

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Last month, WW reported the sad tale of one Mercy Corps employee. That Haitian staffer, a survivor of the 2010 earthquake in his home country, visited the United States for the first time last month (after losing every worldly possession in the quake) then had his shoes stolen while skiing at Ski Bowl.Well, today Mercy Corps got a call from Ski Bowl that the shoes had mysteriously reappeared more than ...   More
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Here's What One Portlander Saw in The Gaza Strip

Mercy Corps aid worker Cassandra Nelson (second from the right) has just returned from a six-week trip to the Middle East. Nelson, a native Portlander, was in the Gaza Strip trying to bring relief aid to Palestinians. The Israeli military campaign that started Dec. 27 against Hamas had subsided somewhat since a ceasefire in mid-January. Today, however, the conflict erupted again after Israeli ...   More
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Dan Green

Kids Keep On Rocking For The Third World

[youtube 1GZ2IsN9U2M] Grant Ellman is 13 years old, in seventh grade and isn't nervous to play the Crystal Ballroom. “I'm used to playing shows like that,” he says. Grant is one of the three founding members of the all-kid band Still Pending that has gained some fame by playing local Portland venues, winning talent search contests and cultivating an avid youtube following. Now ...   More
Monday, March 23, 2009 Shawn O'bryant

Mercy Corps: "Is This The Way The City of Portland Works?"

Mercy Corps, which is soon moving into new headquarters in Old Town, had an interesting take on the "Made in Oregon" sign debate and its connection to a largely unrelated parking lease in a tentative deal between the city and the University of Oregon. When Mercy Corps moves into its new headquarters, the university will be the humanitarian group's new neighbor. Both the university and Mercy ...   More
Thursday, June 4, 2009 BETH SLOVIC

How Playing Sudoku Can Help Mercy Corps

Portland-based Mercy Corps announced this week it has established a partnership with a new website whose visitors amuse themselves with online games like Sudoku, Solitaire, and Bubble Burst. Why is Mercy Corps affiliated with GamesThatGive? Because the concept behind GamesThatGive is that its game players generate money for charitable organizations through the time they spend playing these games ...   More
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 Sasha Ingber

How You Can Help Victims of Recent Quakes and Tsunamis

Local relief agencies have been quick to address the recent round of natural disasters that killed hundreds and left countless others injured and homeless. Mercy Corps has been positioned for five years in Padang, a city of 900,000 in Sumatra closely located to the epicenter of the 7.6 magnitude earthquake. And the Portland-based relief agency immediately sent global emergency specialists to ...   More
Monday, October 5, 2009 Sasha Ingber

Haiti: How You Can Help

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 HANK STERN


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