Portland, Oregon expecting the “Big One” #Preppers

Think of Oregon geology as a clock, measuring time in earthquakes—40 major coastal quakes over the last 10,000 years. Tick: a magnitude 8 on the Richter scale. (Bigger than the quake that killed 63 people in the Bay Area in 1989.) Tock: a magnitude 9. (Same as the 2011 quake that killed almost 16,000 in Japan.) On average, a major quake uncorks in this area every 243 years, the last one on January 26, 1700—314 years ago.

Right. We’re overdue.

When the next Big One does happen, a 700-mile chunk of tectonic plate known as the Juan de Fuca, stretching from British Columbia to Northern California, will slide beneath the North American plate, causing the entire Northwest coastline to sink by up to 6.6 feet. The resulting quake won’t be a California-style short blast of energy along a fault line in the earth’s upper crustal zone. It will be bigger, deeper, and longer: 3–4 minutes, with potentially dozens of aftershocks, some very powerful, for days, even months, later.

Hillsides will slide. Buildings will collapse. Roads will buckle. High-rises will sway. Bridges will crack. Some will fall. Pipes will snap. Within 20 minutes, the first of several 40-foot tsunami waves will wash the Oregon Coast’s low-lying towns away.

If our next “subduction zone” quake unleashes its full potential, it will be the worst natural disaster in US history. But there are crucial steps we can take, as individuals, families, and a community. Preparation may mean the difference between finding your loved ones or not; between sleeping inside your mildly damaged house or on a cot in a refugee center; between going hungry and thirsty for days or managing until supplies arrive. And, yes: between living and dying. For the Northwest, preparedness could mean the difference between bouncing back in years or not bouncing back for decades.

Officials are working hard on the problem. More than 160 scientists, engineers, and infrastructure managers volunteered thousands of hours of time to develop the Oregon Resiliency Plan, a blueprint for averting the worst scenarios and a quicker recovery. “[B]usiness as usual,” the panel concluded, “implies a post-earthquake future that could consist of decades of economic and population decline—in effect, a ‘lost generation’ that will devastate our state and ripple beyond Oregon to affect the regional and national economy.”

With their recommendations in mind, here’s a guide to what’s being done and what all of us should do. The Big One is inevitable—right now, or 50 years from now. What happens before and after is up to us.

1. WHAT BUILDINGS WILL FALL DOWN?

We like old buildings and have a perennially weak economy. Result: Portland has about 1,800 “unreinforced masonry” (i.e., old brick) buildings, more than 40 of them schools or day cares. If not retrofitted, they are all likely to collapse. More modern steel and concrete buildings will stand, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be safe to enter or use postquake. What’s more, building codes assume short, quick, California-style quakes. How Portland’s modern buildings will fare in a subduction event’s longer shake isn’t well understood. The best seismic building system is called “base isolation,” in which buildings slide atop pads within a kind of tub. Japan has 6,400 base-isolated buildings that remained functional after the 2011 quake. Portland has one: Pioneer Courthouse, retrofitted in 2005.

WHAT WE’VE DONE: In 2012, Portland voters passed a $482 million bond to improve schools, much of it planned for seismic retrofitting. A 1998 bond allowed the Portland Fire Bureau to retrofit or rebuild all 30 of its facilities for the strongest earthquakes. The bureau also now has “urban search and rescue” squads on both sides of the river trained to find people in rubble. Multnomah County is in the process of planning how to choose shelter locations in the aftermath. “One of the biggest challenges in disaster planning is making a plan based on what people will do, not what you want them to do,” says Alice Busch, emergency manager for the Department of County Human Services. 

What we should do: Steve Novick, the city council’s most aggressive preparedness proponent, wants urban renewal funds to retrofit the Pearl District and Old Town. Portland lets developers build bigger if they install eco-roofs, locker rooms, family-size apartments, and 15 other “bonus” options. Resiliency planners recommend adding similar incentives to encourage earthquake-ready buildings. 

2. WHAT ABOUT MY HOUSE? 

Wood-frame houses generally fare well in earthquakes. But of Portland’s estimated 152,000 single-family homes, 70 percent were built before the first seismic code in 1978. That means they probably are not bolted to their foundations—and will thus rattle off and be largely uninhabitable.

WHAT WE’VE DONE: With $100,000 in FEMA funds, Novick started a pilot program for 22 homeowners to bolt their houses down. He also did his own. Cost: $4,000. So did Carmen Merlo, director of the city’s emergency bureau, whose complicated foundation necessitated lifting her house. Cost: $25,000.

What we should do: Just do it. Anchoring most homes costs no more than $5,000. “If Phil Knight decided he cared more about earthquakes than curing cancer,” Novick quips, “he could pay for almost everybody to bolt their houses to their foundations.” Novick wants to require earthquake readiness disclosure for any home sale. (Astoria requires disclosures in known landslide areas.) He also is exploring requiring automatic gas shutoff valves in new construction. (LA already does.)

THE FAMILY PLAN: When the big shake comes, you’re going to want to connect with your brood as quickly as possible.

  1. Sit down with your family and/or friends to  discuss what to do. Imagine different times of day and scenarios—particularly who will be on what side of the river.
  2. Set up at least two places to meet: one outside of your home, the other outside of your neighborhood.
  3. Designate a contact—outside of Portland. Phone lines within and into the city will be jammed. Outbound calls, however, should be easier to make, particularly to other regions of the country. Aunt Myrtle in Kansas, or your college roommate who lives in Manhattan, can become a central information hub.
  4. Know your evacuation routes! Portland’s emergency planners have developed hazard maps for every neighborhood that include evacuation routes, hospital locations, and other emergency services.
  5. Have family documents organized and ready to grab and go. That means Social Security cards, insurance information, passports, and birth certificates.
  6. Get some bikes. Fuel might be tight for days, even months. You’ll need to get around. And what’s more fun than family bike rides? We won’t have Netflix for a while.

3. HOW WILL WE GET AROUND?

By foot, bike, and boat, mostly. The region’s quake planners agree: people will be stuck where they are for quite some time. Prepare to bond with the people you’re with—whoever they are—or get walking.

BRIDGES: Top-heavy, counterweighted lift spans like the Hawthorne, Steel, and Interstate will likely collapse. So will ramps leading to just about all the bridges.

ROADS: Vast swaths of the city’s roadways, built on fill and alluvial deposits, will crack and sink.

THE TUNNEL: Highway 26’s West Hills Tunnel was built before seismic codes. It may prove impassable.

THE GEAR: All of the city’s road-clearing equipment is stored beneath the certain-to-collapse Fremont Bridge ramps. Seemed like a good idea at the time!

THE FUEL: Most of Oregon’s fuel supply arrives to the “Critical Energy Infrastructure Hub,” a six-mile stretch of fuel storage tanks and refineries next to the Willamette River between the St. Johns and Fremont Bridges—all built atop vulnerable fill and alluvial deposits. Several multinational energy companies are involved; some have seismically upgraded some of these facilities, others have not. Most fuel gets here by way of a single, vintage 1960s pipe from Washington—owned and operated by BP—beneath the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. The movement of the rivers could cause the pipe to snap. In other words, peak oil (and natural gas) may come a little early.

STANDING SPANS: The soon-to-be finished Tilikum Crossing and Sellwood Bridge are both built to withstand major earthquakes, as is the aerial tram.

THE BOATS: The Portland Spirit, tugs, and other rivercraft will become ferries.

THE HQ: Novick is pushing for $2.2 million to seismically update the city’s vehicle and equipment fuel storage tanks and open a new west-side emergency management center and equipment storage facility, possibly in the decommissioned SFC Jerome F. Sears Army Reserve Center.

4. WHAT WILL WE EAT? 

“Portland’s DIY mentality will help,” says Merlo. “The people who preserve their own food, ride bikes, catch rain water, raise chickens, and garden will thrive after an earthquake.”

Yes, it’s that bad. Consider:

1. The quake will shake the whole Northwest, from British Columbia to California.

2. Grocery and “big-box” stores built before the 1995 seismic-code upgrade are likely to suffer severe damage, according to Oregon planners.

3. I-5 bridges, highways, and railroad lines may not be passable.

4. Only one Port of Portland terminal (6) has been seismically retrofitted.

5. Anyway, the post-quake tsunami (see page 94) is likely to devastate the jetties at the Columbia River’s mouth, making the famously tricky bar crossing even more treacherous. Dikes and pilings protecting the river’s shipping lanes could collapse, making the lanes impassable.

6. Portland International Airport sits on the kind of loose fill that turns to jelly—a phenomenon known as liquefaction—in an earthquake.

7. FEMA’s primary emergency response airport is in Redmond, 145 miles away.

WHAT WE’VE DONE: Multnomah County has developed a task force—governments, restaurants, homeless organizations, churches, and others—to respond. “We’re on the cutting edge,” says Alice Busch of the county’s human services department. “We’re encouraging people to be self-reliant.”

What we should do: Retrofit critical routes. Create an inventory of World War II–style temporary bridges. Stock up.

Befriend a neighbor who makes kimchi. Could come in handy.

5. WHAT WILL WE DRINK?

Before Bull Run, booze was safer to drink than water. Turn the clock back. Your faucets (and toilets) will be dry for weeks, maybe months. The Bull Run dams are expected to survive, but 65 percent of the city’s water mains are brittle cast iron. Reservoirs will crack; treatment facilities and pump stations will fail. The result: a total loss of water pressure—both for drinking and for putting out fires. For the first couple of weeks, water will have to be pumped, purified, and trucked. Firefighters will pump the Willamette into 10,000-gallon tank trucks, or directly to fires with Portland’s three fireboats. Sewers will fail. Bucket-flushing toilets at home will only clog the system. Going au naturel, over time, will pollute the ground supply and river. Figure on a year to flush.

WHAT WE’VE DONE: The Portland Water Bureau has strengthened one conduit from Bull Run, with plans to update the other two in the five-year budget. New tanks completed at Powell Butte and Kelly Butte by next year and at Washington Park by 2020 (replacing the beloved open-air reservoirs) will be quake-proof, and the new Tilikum Crossing and Sellwood Bridge both carry water lines.

What we should do: Upgrading the entire system would be like rebuilding the city. Planners recommend a “backbone” of new pipes to critical care facilities, firefighting nodes, and distribution points. Next step: within five years, the Water Bureau will begin a $56.6 million seismically “hardened” water line across the Willamette. At home, invest in a storage tank or water purifier (see sidebar, left). The Portland group Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human outlines an emergency “two bucket” toilet system to maintain hygiene.

6. HOW WILL WE COMMUNICATE?

Smoke signals! Kidding. Well, maybe. 

Phoning within the city, checking Facebook, and doing business may be difficult for weeks. Vulnerabilities range from major fiber lines running underground and over those damned bridges to wireless antennas sitting on liquefaction soils or on buildings that will collapse or be unusable. According to the Oregon Resiliency Plan’s analysis, restoring full communications will take up to three months. 

WHAT WE’VE DONE: The city has established a network of 48 Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Nodes that will be deployed in red-and-white tents in parks and open spaces throughout the city to receive shortwave radio transmissions. 

What we should do: Get to know your neighbors, so when the shaking stops you have the beginnings of a cohesive community. Figure out the planned site of the nearest emergency node—find maps here. Designate a family contact outside the western states.

And join the safety net!

Portland’s population: 600,000. Professional emergency responders: 1,700. Do the math.

“You shouldn’t expect the knight in shining armor to come in and rescue you,” says Marcel Rodriguez. “If you’re going to be rescued, it’s going to be by your neighbors.” Rodriguez, a 47-year-old mergers and acquisitions specialist, joined the Riverdale–Tryon Creek Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) a decade ago. Trained by the city-run program in basic first aid, fire suppression, rescue, and other handy skills, he and the 663 other local NET members covering 95 neighborhoods plan to offer cohesion amid chaos. Yet according to city emergency director Carmen Merlo, we still need more—way more. San Francisco, she points out, has 16,000 trained volunteers.

Anyone 14 or older can join a NET by completing an online training course of 17 introductory videos and undergoing a mandatory background check. Then comes a seven-session course, culminating in a four-hour exercise in the field. There is also an intensive version, given in three, all-day Saturday sessions.

“We don’t need everyone to be a ‘doomsday prepper,’” says Rodriguez. “Just tackle the small scale: make sure your family is safe, then your neighbors, then your neighbors’ neighbors, and go from there. Having a basic plan and some basic skills gets you a foothold.”

7. AND, ER, THIS TSUNAMI?

The Japanese earthquake in 2011 generated tsunami waves up to 132 feet high, washing over areas in which nearly 300,000 people lived. The Northwest’s wave will be comparatively shallow at up to 30–40 feet. But the 22,000 full-time residents who live in the areas the tsunami will flood—plus tourists—will have just 15–20 minutes to get themselves to higher ground. Consider Seaside, where 83 percent of the population and almost 100 percent of the city’s critical facilities are in the tsunami zone. (The state geology department offers a trove of maps and other information.) For people in the inundation zone, any possessions not on their backs (or in storage outside the flooded zone) will be gone. And, thanks to crumbling bridges and landslides, they will be cut off from the east side of the Coast Range for weeks—maybe months.

In other words, if you’re on the coast when the Big One hits, your stay may prove longer than you planned.

WHAT WE’VE DONE: Waldport, Lincoln County, Cannon Beach, and Seaside are laying plans to move schools. Between 2000 and 2010, more than 50 percent of growth in coastal communities has been outside of the tsunami zone.

What we should do: Relocate all of the coast’s critical facilities outside the tsunami zone and make at least some of them tsunami-resistant. Use hotel room–tax funding to bankroll education campaigns and evacuation plans for tourists. And for you weekenders: pack a lightweight survival kit for your next coastal vacation.  

THE PORTLAND EARTHQUAKE SURVIVAL KIT

We should prepare to spend at least one week off the grid. (Maybe six months.) Get ready for your most rustic staycation ever!

Chris Treborn performs live @ HopePointChurch for the NW Fellowship Conference

Chris Treborn performs live at Hope Point Church in South Salem, Oregon on Thursday April 3rd, 2014 for their Northwest Fellowship Conference.

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Jericho Walk for Salem Dream Center – 10/01/13

INVITE

Please invite your friends via Facebook @ j.mp/JerichoWalk or https://www.facebook.com/events/163383513867915/

WHEN & WHERE

8th St NW and Arthur St NW Salem OR 97304

ABOUT

We believe in the power of prayer!
We believe in the power of people stepping out in faith!
We believe in miracles!
We believe in the power of a Jericho Walk
Dream Center is stepping out in faith to reach children and adults in an even deeper and more meaningful way.
We are very close to establishing a learning center on the Edge. A home called Nuestra Casa (Our Home) where children and adults can learn life skills and life enhancement
A home where we all learn together and everyone is part of helping others better their standard of life. We teach you English, you teach us Spanish. We teach you nutritional cooking, you teach how to make tamales, or borscht. We all help each other.
A place with a Shop Around the Corner type of children’s library where children check out books and everyday there is story time, where volunteers like you read to children.

Our partner in ministry Salem City Vibe is also stepping out in faith to reach more people with the love of Christ.
City Vibe need a building to be able to continue and expand it’s mission to Save a Life One Person at a Time.
There are three vacant buildings in Edgewater that would help City Vibe achieve the vision God has placed upon our hearts.
Our Jericho Walk will begin at the corner of 8th St NW and Arthur St NW. It will go though Edgewater East on 8th St NW past vacant buildings to Edgewater St where we pray God bless the desires of our hearts to establish a permanent location where we can help people transition out of poverty and homelessness.
We believe in the power of Gods people and we need you.
Please join us and step out in faith on the Edge where Gods light pushes back at the darkness.
When Gods people faithfully walked around Jericho the walls fell down!
We will walk in faith expecting that God will open doors.
We believe in Miracles, join us and lets expect to witness Gods provision and blessings’

✪ TOUR Dates! ✪ Josh Garrels 2013 NW Tour

You’ve heard him sing Anchor with Beautiful Eulogy, now see him Live in Oregon (BC & Washington shows are sold out!)

September 18 – Portland, OR
The Alberta Rose Theatre
3000 NE Alberta St.
Portland, OR 97211
7:00 Doors – 8:00 Show
$15 General Admission
Minors OK with Gaurdian
Pre-order tickets here:

https://www.albertarosetheatre.com/?Page=http://public.ticketbiscuit.com/AlbertaRoseTheatre/Events/174734

September 19 – Bend, OR
Sons of Norway Lodge
549 NW Harmon Blvd
Bend, OR 97701
7:00 Doors – 8:00 Show
$15 Advance – $18 Show
All Ages
Pre-order tickets here:

http://joshgarrelsbendor.eventbrite.com

September 21- Eugene, OR
WOW Hall
291 W 8th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
6:00 Doors – 7:00 Show
$12 Advance & Door
All Ages
Pre-order tickets here:

https://joshgarrelseugueneor.eventbrite.com

Josh Garrels 2013 Northwest Tour – with special guests Loud Harp and A Boy & His Kite.

http://joshgarrels.com

http://aboyandhiskite.com

http://loudharp.com

© Josh Garrels

@KevlarHipHop’s #NothingSpecial – Spoken Word Challenge on #Identity

Please go support one of the finest emcees – Kevlar and watch his Spoken Word contest video 100 times.

More info here: spokenwordchallenge.tumblr.com

NW Hip-Hop Show @ Pop Culture (03.14.13 7p-9p) $10 All Ages

The Pacific Northwest has some of the greatest artists, emcees, and rappers you might have never heard of. This event will have 3 of them. Please check it out. You will be impressed!
The Hip-Hop show features Kevlar, D.O.C., J. Tyler, & special guest DJ Hi-Res

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Pop Culture

1929 Main St Vancouver, WA 98660‎

(360) 750-1784 drinkpopculture.me

Redemption Rocks! (Update)

Redemption Rocks! Concerts was founded by David Evarts in Eugene Oregon many years ago. It was built on the premise of giving Christian artists a platform to connect with fans, listeners a platform to connect with good positive music, and people an opportunity to make lasting connections.

We are dedicated to bringing the people of the Willamette Valley in Oregon a wide variety of concerts by artists who share our Christian faith. We support and promote all kinds of different music including (but not limited to) rock, hip-hop, pop, folk, blues, jazz, & contemporary worship! We also support comedy, dance, and any other forms of artistic expression that are being used bring glory to our creator!

In early 2012, David decided that it was time to begin a transition into other directions that he felt called toward. He asked Camron “eCsiLe” Darby to take over the reigns of Redemption Rocks! Concerts and continue the legacy of great shows. Camron agreed and began discussions with his partners at Soul Anchor Music to merge the two ventures into one. Along with Chris Treborn, Markus “Twenty Peace” Vrieze, and several other great brothers in Christ, they are working hard to formulate a plan to take Redemption Rocks into the future without forgetting it’s awesome past!

You are welcome to volunteer, spread the word, or just enjoy the shows that we bring to you. We welcome people of all ages, ethnicities, & faiths because we are first and foremost about loving people wherever they are at! Redemption Rocks! Concerts are a gift to you from Soul Anchor Music & heart to heart Church in Monmouth, but we are happy to work with anyone who shares the same passion and goals as us!

God bless you all!

-Camron “eCsiLe” Darby

‘Sitting On Sidelines’ by Chris Treborn Available NOW!

Get your Deluxe Extended Digital Edition today! Visit http://SoulAnchorMusic.com/SoS for full details. 

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To bridge the generations with love through music as we inspire and encourage listeners by being positive + personal examples with conscious lyrics & lifestyles filled with moral fiber.
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#SoS Blog ~ Valentine’s Story

Oh, Valentine’s Day. How bitterly that rolls off the tongue. I guess it only takes one person to ruin your whole lovey-day-experience. Mine was ruined in 2005.

I was dating a girl from Stanford in 2003 and she was pretty cool. I wrote a majority of my album ‘Landscape of time’ while visiting her. She inspired me to learn more. She inspired me to be a better writer and artist. But it got to a point where she was hindering me from hanging with my friends, going to church, & performing at shows.

We had a pretty decent give and take relationship. Whenever holidays or birthdays came, we got something for the other. And sometimes we would try to one-up the other by getting a gift that was bigger or better than the other’s gift. One time, she bought a cd deck for my car and replaced the two front speakers as well. Of course, I bought her almost every season of Friends. So it wasn’t like I didn’t give her gifts.

I say this to tell you about Valentine’s Day 2005. I bought her another season of her favorite tv show and I got her chocolates and a nice card. I even bought a gift card for her favorite clothing store. I was set. I drove about 80 miles to visit her at Stanford for Valentine’s Day. When we exchanged gifts she opened hers first and kind of threw a fit. She handed me a card and some candy. I’m looking for more. As she saw me look she said “yeah, I got you something else. Speakers for the rear of your car. But, I’m not going to give them to you. I don’t think you deserve them. They cost a lot of money and you only got me a DVD set. So, I’m going to keep them.” I was so confused and distraught. Where did I go wrong. Was my gift really lacking? I guess she wanted more out me. More gifts. Or at least more expensive gifts.

We had a nice heated discussion and I basically drove back home as a single man. She had ended the relationship on V-Day. Wow. I was surprised. I was upset. I was disappointed.

I was… relieved.

I might be the underdog, but I always bounce back. I might fall down but I always get up and return to pursue love again. Unfortunately, this earth has fleeting beauty and a lack of true love. Only God can show true love. Only God can give love that is unconditional. It is best that we as finite beings look up to Him and try to replicate his ways and give His kind of love. That is our success story. Our testimony is in Him! I would not have found my wife. The woman God created for me. To balance me out. If it weren’t for my mistakes, my failures, my trying, my being number 2. Being the underdog. Sitting on sidelines. God has blessed me through my trial and tribulations and after pursuit and dedication I have surpassed my pride, my ambition, my swagger. I have found reconciliation through realization and humility. I am humble now.

Thank you God for testing me. Thank you God for blessing me. Look where we are now. We are becoming AnchorMEN. We have more than a hope, we have a truth, a design, a purpose. Let’s continue what Jesus has started.

We all need an S.O.S.
We can’t continue to be Sitting On Sidelines.
If we’re playing to win, then let’s Win The Day!

We all have a story about being number 2. What’s yours?
Share your story about Sitting On Sidelines, as the underdog, or #2 below or @ http://SoulAnchorMusic.com/SoS

Hear more of my story (in the form of hip-hop) @
http://j.mp/sittingonesidelines

Hosea Youth Services Tonight! (Updated)

Chris Treborn is prepared to share his life & experience through his music with the homeless youth tonight @ Hosea Youth Services in Eugene, Oregon.

He has put together a powerful, testimonial performance set featuring songs he’s written between 2002-2011.

Setlist:

1. When Adam Ate The Apple
from the album “Landscape of time”
2. Let Me Out
remixed to the “Angry” instrumental
3. I Don’t Wanna Be Alone
remix of “This Is Me” to Tedashii’s “Last Goodbye” instrumental
4. Put Me In Coach
5. Dum Dum
freestyle featuring eCsiLe
6. Footsteps Beside Me
from “The Emancipation of Camron Darby” featuring eCsiLe

Event @ Hosea Youth Services on November 4th with eCsiLe, Kirk Bathke, Chris Treborn,

Living Witness, & Mending Hope to share with the homeless youth of Eugene.

eCsiLe (w/ Kirk Bathke & Dylan Jeffus), Chris Treborn, Living Witness, and Mending Hope will all be sharing music ministry with the youth at Hosea Youth Services. This event will also feature special guest speaker Frank Caudillo.We will be gathering donations of much needed living supplies to assemble gift packages for these homeless teenagers from the streets of Eugene. Bring an item from the list below and come enjoy some quality hip-hop music.

If you can’t make it to the show YOU CAN STILL HELP! Please contact eCsiLe or one of the other artists if you have items on the list that you can donate to this worthy cause.

Here are the needs:

Adult sized backpacks
Gloves
Stocking Caps
Bottled water
Breakfast/granola bars
Sunflower seeds
Small (sealed bagged) snack foods
Band-Aids
Anti-biotic ointment
Chapstick/Lip Balm
Blankets
Sleeping Bags
Watches
Portable CD Players

Contact one of the artists if you have new or used (good quality) items you can donate to this worthy cause. Thanks and God bless!

ABOUT HOSEA YOUTH SERVICES:

Location
Affiliation
Hosea Youth Services
About
Befriending Eugene, area homeless and at risk youth since 1997 . . . Operating our Drop in Center to meet basic needs and provide a refuge from the dangers and desperation of street life we hope to bring hope through sincere and consistent service.
Personal Information
Since 1997 . . . faith based outreach to homeless and displaced youth in Eugene, Oregon and outlying communitees.From our Drop in Center in the heart of Eugene we offer a meal, shower and laundry facilities, clothing, personal hygene items, and much more in a secure, restful and encouraging setting for youth 22 and under.

We think of our Center as a place for struggling youth to escape, even for a short time, the dangers and desperation of the streets.

We also offer refferals for many other services.

Email
info@hoseayouth.org
Phone
Website

NEW SINGLE: Put Me In Coach by @ChrisTreborn – http://itun.es/iBf66q

Put Me In Coach | http://j.mp/PMICiTunes

Also, you can preview the Remix and buy the Maxi-Single @ BandCamp

The underdog anthem from Chris Treborn & Marcos is officially available online now! Get the single at your favorite digital mp3 outlets for $.99.

This anthem was created for all the athletes that got next. It is dedicated to all the runner-ups. Put Me In Coach goes out to all the youth, not just in Salem, but for everyone across the nation that is young and unashamed.

Don’t let them make fun of you, just because you’re young. Set the example and do it with style. From what you say, to what you do. By your love and by your faith as you stay pure and true.

Even if you’re not currently playing the field, it’s better to be sitting on sidelines than standing in the bleachers simply spectating. Remember, you got next!

HELP:

We would love to get your feedback and your reviews on this song. Is it a hit single? should we make more songs like this? should Marcos be featured on every song? etc. Let us hear your voice. And please support us by retweeting, reposting, and sharing this content with all of your friends and acquaintances. We greatly appreciate you help and support.

Thank you!

Soul Anchor Music

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Chris Treborn returns to create new music that will motivate the underdogs and inspire everyone that is next in line. His new music is perfect for individual anthems and team mantras. The moment, you own it. So win the day!

ABOUT:

Chris Treborn, Marcos Esquivel, & Evan Beranek team up to make an underdog anthem.

“Put Me In Coach” featuring Marcos is the lead single from the upcoming Chris Treborn album ‘Sitting On Sidelines’. It is a collaboration album between producer Evan Beranek and emcee Christian Treborn. After Christian was spitting rhymes at Young Life Club, kids noticed how well the two sounded together. ‘S.O.S.’ is dedicated to all the athletes, especially all the second string players, and the practice squad. It contains dance, hip-hop, and techno tunes to get your adrenaline pumping and your thoughts provoking. This album is for anyone that never got their chance to shine and give em what they got.

Most of us have experienced ‘Sitting On Sidelines’ at one point in our lives. It’s all about being ready to play. Even if you’re not out there – starting, you got next. So be prepared for the game. Plus it’s better to be ‘Sitting On Sidelines’ than to be watching from the stands. Be a participator, not a spectator. ‘Sitting On Sidelines’ is not just about sports and athletics either, it’s about relationships too! So whatever the situation may be, remember to be prepared, because the opportunity will be yours! Carpe Diem – WTD!

Chris Treborn | Put Me In Coach (feat. Marcos) | direct link to —> iTunes.

Also, check this out: Chris Treborn is listed in NEW ARRIVALS for Christian Rap – here!

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Here are the lyrics:

You can say; “We’re destined for greatness!”
You can say; “You were made for this!”
Well, I was!
So…Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!I’ve been practicing so hard just to make it
If I had a chance you know how far I’d take it
Trust me I’m a great kid, soon I’ll be praised
Thanking my parents for the child they raised
Not boasting or bragging, I’m chosen I’m handling
I’m hot-roasted and handsome, this energy I’m channeling
If only, I could get it out, put it on the field
From a play to a set, from a tackle to a steal
(yeah) I gotcha, I’ll put the ‘D’ in defense
I am D man, so stop playing on the fence
This game is for real, so you got to get it right
Put me in coach, ‘cause I’m down for life
Even if I fall, even if I stumble
I will not whine, and I will not grumble
I will get back up and give another 1-10
‘Cause to give up is just another dumb sin …so…

PUT ME IN COACH, I’M READY FOR MY CHANCE
I’VE PREPARED ALL SEASON, IT’S TIME TO ADVANCE
PUT ME IN COACH, YOU WON’T REGRET IT
GAMBLE WITH ME, YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU BET IT

YOU CAN PUT ME IN, YOU CAN PUT ME IN COACH
YOU CAN PUT ME IN, PUT ME IN ONCE AGAIN
PUT ME IN COACH, YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID
PUT ME IN COACH, I’M NOT JUST A KID

So…
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!

Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!

[I won’t let em make fun, just cuz I’m young
I’ll be an example and I’ll set it with style
By what I say, by what I do
By my love and faith, staying pure and true]

This is how I do, this is how it is
Giving a shout out to all the other kids
That be dealing with the biz, from a sizzle to a fizz
We will stand strong, we will place my bid
Use the gift given, thanks for the support
To every one who put their faith in any sort
We will not let you down, we’ll just be around
If not in the city, then we got to rep the town
This is for our school, even the alumni
We got to prove ourselves, no longer a dumb guy
Got to be so fly, if you let us spread our wings
Like the voice of an angel, listen as he sings

YOU CAN PUT ME IN, YOU CAN PUT ME IN COACH
YOU CAN PUT ME IN, PUT ME IN ONCE AGAIN
PUT ME IN COACH, YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID
PUT ME IN COACH, I’M NOT JUST A KID

So…
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!

Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!

YOU CAN PUT ME IN, YOU CAN PUT ME IN COACH
YOU CAN PUT ME IN, PUT ME IN ONCE AGAIN
PUT ME IN COACH, YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID
PUT ME IN COACH, I’M NOT JUST A KID

So…
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!

Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put Me In Coach! Put Me In Coach!
Put. Me. In!

PR: Lead single “Put Me In Coach” from ‘Sitting On Sidelines’ by Chris Treborn (Link + Lyrics)

Chris Treborn returns to create new music that will motivate the underdogs and inspire everyone that is next in line. His new music is perfect for individual anthems and team mantras. The moment, you own it. So win the day!

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Chris Treborn, Marcos Esquivel, & Evan Beranek team up to make an underdog anthem.

“Put Me In Coach” featuring Marcos is the lead single from the upcoming Chris Treborn album ‘Sitting On Sidelines’. It is a collaboration album between producer Evan Beranek and emcee Christian Treborn. After Christian was spitting rhymes at Young Life Club, kids noticed how well the two sounded together. ‘S.O.S.’ is dedicated to all the athletes, especially all the second string players, and the practice squad. It contains dance, hip-hop, and techno tunes to get your adrenaline pumping and your thoughts provoking. This album is for anyone that never got their chance to shine and give em what they got.

Most of us have experienced ‘Sitting On Sidelines’ at one point in our lives. It’s all about being ready to play. Even if you’re not out there – starting, you got next. So be prepared for the game. Plus it’s better to be ‘Sitting On Sidelines’ than to be watching from the stands. Be a participator, not a spectator. ‘Sitting On Sidelines’ is not just about sports and athletics either, it’s about relationships too! So whatever the situation may be, remember to be prepared, because the opportunity will be yours! Carpe Diem – WTD!

Chris Treborn | Put Me In Coach (feat. Marcos) | direct link to —> CD Baby.

Also, check this out: Chris Treborn is listed in NEW ARRIVALS for Christian Rap – here!

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FREE CONCERT: @eCsiLeHiphop in Eugene tonight!

Fans, Friends, Family:

eCsiLe & Kirk Bathke will be in Eugene TONIGHT as we have an amazing opportunity to share music and fellowship along with Jeff from Five Iron Frenzy and Seraphica!

If you live in the area come out and hang with us!

Hosea Youth Services
834 Monroe St. Eugene, OR 97403 at 6pm!

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Chris Treborn’s goal with Soul Anchor Music

 


Chris Treborn has is a Christian Hip-Hop artist that loves sharing the stage and the limelight, especially with his fellow brother and sister artists. He has shared the stage with some big names in Christian Hip-Hop like GRITS, CookBook of LA Symphony, and Braille Brizzy himself. When he opened up for GRITS in 2010, he shared half of his 30 minutes of stage time with Myra Hart. Christian admits “I love her voice, even though people compare her to Adele, she has something uniquely different about her.” Perhaps it is her soulful rhythm and blues style with a punch of pop that makes her stand out. Or maybe it is her vocal range – which puts her above and beyond the capabilities comparable to Adele and P!NK.

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PR: “The Emancipation Of Camron Darby” @eCsiLeHipHop In Stores Now!

Please go support our local favorite; eCsiLe & buy his latest release – “The Emancipation Of Camron Darby” which is now available online.

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