Adoor Project of the PNW
Goal of Adoor Project of the PNW
ADoor Project of the Pacific NorthWest is a nonprofit program under Harbor Art Guild’s 501 (C)(3). The purpose of this program is to provide qualified graduating seniors from Weatherwax Aberdeen High School with a scholarship toward a Technical Career. High school counselors may provide students with a list of technical programs which students can pursue.
History of Adoor Project of the PNW
In 2018 Debbi Jensen and Gladys Whitney formed Sweeping Beauties of 98520, to help new business owners clean out space to open in a timely manner. That evolved into beautifying vacant storefronts with decorated doors that were donated by Earthwise Architectural Savage in Aberdeen, and then painted by students and community members. They changed the name in 2019 to Adoor Project of the Pacific North West under the guidance and leadership of Douglas Orr’s of Aberdeen Art Centers and President of Harbor Art Guild, a 501 (c)(3). Jensen recruited Tammy Heth and the two of them proceeded to introduce the Adoor Project to Aberdeen High School counselors. This program allowed students to apply hours worked on Adoor Project toward the 15 hours of community service to graduate. Many students and community members participated in painting the doors which were shown at the Goldberg Building, DNR, Mount Olympus Brewery, Nirvana Coffee and several other sites. Covid 19 slowed the process but the group proceeded and started a silent auction through HAG. All Adoor Project sales funds are available to sponsor three Aberdeen High School seniors toward CTE in May 2021.
Future Plans of Adoor Project of the PNW
The Adoor Project contemplates changing plans to expand the silent auction items from just doors to projects the CTE high school seniors produce along with community members. Ideas for students participation are still being discussed at this moment. Come back to review our progress and see the fast moving pace of changes here at the Adoor Project of the PNW Website
Adoor Project of the PNW Biographies
Debbi Branford Jensen, Advocacy Director: Married and semi retired, always looking for dream employment in the near future. Moved back to my hometown in 2014. Volunteering ever since, from Children’s Ministry Director, columnist for Kiddo’s Korner with 98520. Life and my passion as an advocate with The Adoor Project of the PNW. And Love for Aberdeen.
Tammy Heth, Community Outreach Coordinator: a long time harborite, Career and Tech Ed Business and Marketing Teacher who possesses real world experiences. She is a committed champion for teenagers in need and shows support without barriers. Tammy has an entrepreneurial spirit, and is a visionary thinker who possesses the ability to engage most anyone in her quest to better her community.
Richard Woods, Art Director: I have been an artist all my life. From a start as a teenager in commercial graphic design and production, I moved through technical jobs and construction jobs to a career in the U.S. Coast Guard as a media contact, photojournalist and editor. Since the mid 90’s I’ve been a communications director, done more photography, more magazine editing, graphic design and advertising production. In 2009 I turned to art as my full-time pursuit. I never
pass up a chance to learn, develop new skills, expand the tools I have to work with.
Brenda Woods, Executive Administrator: Married, retired; moved to Hoquiam in 2018; real estate agent; manager/bookkeeper; MIS Director for CA Hospital Assoc.