PORTLAND, Ore. — Karly Bierma, an Oregon student and artist, runs her own business where she sells vinyl stickers. She’s using her talents and store to help raise money for people still affected by the wildfires in the state.
During the historic Oregon wildfires, Bierma and her family had to evacuate their home near Canby. However, they were able to return safely to their home which was intact. But Bierma said she wanted to help those still affected. She created an Oregon Trees sticker and she will donate 100% of the proceeds raised through September 30 to the American Red Cross to help those affected in Oregon.
But she’s not the only Portland small business making a product to help. Portland Gear created “Heart for Oregon” a t-shirt. According to its website, 100% of the proceeds will go to the Oregon Food Bank to support local families in need.
New York Pizza, at all six of its locations, is donating 25% of every Tuesday’s online sales to local nonprofits and relief efforts with a particular interest in Portland and Salem, as that’s where the business is based. So far, it has raised over $3,000