Support Pam & Waylon's next Big Life Move!




A Challenging, Rewarding Road... Together

"Resilience" has been a firm theme for these two change agents. Together for 5 years, this relationship began as very long-distance, Waylon in special military training, and Pam deployed across the world. The journey to Oregon included several cross-country moves, and difficult transitions to civilian life and college. Still, Pam & Waylon have continued their military service in a difficult time, and held exemplary academic records. They've supported each other in intensive community work and social justice activism. Dedicating nearly all their time to empowering others, serving communities and on many important boards and committees, they've done it all with integrity and humility. Working arduously, it took Pam a little over 2 and a half years, and Waylon only 1 year to earn their Bachelors degrees in Political Science from Portland State University this past June (the first in their families to graduate). Pam & Waylon are excited to both move forward in their journey together at NYU Wagner School of Public Service's Master's in Public Administration program.
A Big Step after a Difficult Year

It is not widely known that Pam & Waylon have quietly dealt with several family emergencies and tragedies this past year. In 2011-12, Pam also took guardianship of her youngest sister so her single mother could accept a rare job opportunity. These unforeen challenges have inhibited their savings, thus the greater need for this ask.

Funds will go primarily to the move costs. As a dual military couple this will be especially difficult. Even after donating and giving away 1/3 of their property, the large moving truck, moving help, and transit storage alone will cost ~ $2000, not including gas and insurance.
On top of having overwhelming schedules schedules, this opportunity was unforseen. Donations will also go to sustaining them through Oct 2014 and their acclimation.
A few other unforeseen moving expenses have popped up including cleaning & car repairs

Anything helps!

Please consider this a graduation gift, support, substitution for dinner out-- any amount helps substantially, given everything these two have to balance (please note this site deducts ~ $4 from donations). We also understand not everyone can give. We ask for folks to help spread the word and share this page & story. Additionally, folks can email Pam at if they prefer a mailing address



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