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Assistance League taps Carol Bray as president

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Carol BrayThe Beaverton-based Assistance League of Greater Portland has chosen Lake Oswego resident Carol Bray as its president.

Bray has dedicated her life to volunteer service since she started donating her time as a freshman at Beaverton High School.

With her May 15 selection, Bray now leads an organization with 120 volunteer members.

"I am humbled by the amazing amount of volunteer service women are willing to give to help others," she said.

In its 50th year, Assistance League of Greater Portland members donated nearly 47,000 hours, representing more than $1 million worth of service in the tri-county area.

Bray previously has volunteered with the Junior League, Officers’ Wives Club, PTA and the Navy League.

“I had heard that Assistance League offered more hands on opportunities to serve those in need and I joined the San Antonio chapter.”

She joined the national organization's Portland-area chapter in 2008.

The nonprofit's flagship program, Operation School Bell, has assisted over 4.3 million children since 1958.

Locally, the program provided new clothing for almost 3,000 children this school year.

Assistance League of Greater Portland also provides support to youth in residential treatment, Life Story Books for foster children and emergency clothing for victims of violence.

Funding is provided through grants, donations, special events and the Assistance League Thrift and Consignment shops at 4000 S.W. 117th St., Beaverton.

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