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Welcome to the About page for MERCY.
About this page ...
This page tells about we, the people, here at MERCY.
Here you can view our mission statement,
more about us,
some notes about the issue.
Also, links to Documentation, like State and Federal Tax Filings.
Click here for Status Report,
Click here for some history.
About Us ...
MERCY - The Medical Cannabis Resource Center | Pioneering Common Sense Compassion via
News, Information and other Resources on Medical Cannabis (Marijuana) in Oregon, across America and around the World.
Informing, Educating and Activating – helping people to
|Inform, OutReach; How to … Everything – do individual research and action [HELP]; Reach out for Resources [OUT]; group activities – How To non-profit and business; How To … what ever people need.
||Let people know we’re here, what we’re doing, how we’re doing it. Recruit associates, members, volunteers and anyone willing to work with us in general.
*establish and maintain Lines-Of-Communication (L-o-C)
* especially Place (building)
||* getting Card, Qualifying for Medical Cannabis
* finding Medicine now
* finding Grower / Growing themselves; going to “Gro-Lite Stores” and the like.
* Medicating; going to “Smoke Shops” and the like.
* Changes, ReNewals, etc.
* other Issues like Work, Kids, Home, Traveling, and more. ||* research resources, document information, disseminate
* gather XS & people with XS and get them to Meet-Up or Meeting with those that need it.
* offer opportunities and tools for Growers and Patients to Network Info and Resources.
* research resources, document information, disseminate, set up opportunities and tools for Providers and Patients to Network Info and Resources.
* Research resources, document information, disseminate
||Let potential & current Resources know we’re here, what we’re doing, how we’re doing it. Organize associates, members, volunteers into informational and educational groups as well as Action Teams.
||*generate Resource Lists
*offer Lines-Of-Communication (L-o-C)
* offer Place (building)
|General public, even, wants change. Situation is ridiculous and should not be, people believe they and/or a loved one suffered needlessly and they are angry. In some cases really, really angry – b.t.w.
||What, How to change; ||*register to vote
*gather petitions, register voters
*campaign, join campaigns, run for office
more About Our Activities ...
MERCY is an all Volunteer, Member based organization founded and populated by patients and other cardholders; their friends and family; and other compassionate and concerned citizens around the world.
Member Activities - some of the
Activities by & for Members consist of –
Office, “Vapor Lounge” and L-o-C
-1- Outings and Out-Reach. Example – Wake-n-Bake
-2- Meet-ups and Meetings, facilitated at Center or at other Place or such purposes.
-3- Booths and VIP Admittance at Fairs and Festivals. Examples – Seattle Hampfest, Emerald Empire Hempfest
-4- Doctor Referral and Grower / Patient Match-Up priority.
-5- Web Space, Place (Center) and other L-o-C utilization; like Office space with Bulletin Board, Vapor Lounge and other Patient resources, Library area with Literature and Internet access.
-6- Media Resources – TV, Newsletter - are utilized by & for Members to broadcast news and information.
||Desc of Duties ||Hours, as a group, on the average
|HelpDesk ||(sl), (er), (ss), (sw), (ps) ||Answer phone, re-call msgs, return msgs. ||15 / week
|Networking ||(sl), (er), (ss), (sw), (ps) ||Organize, facilitate Meets. CaseWorking and Counseling. ||15 / week
|Outreach ||(sl), (er), (ss), (sw), (ps) ||Travel; Distribute literature, network resources; make Contacts ||15 / week
more About Our Operations ...
Include - Daily / weekly / monthly / yearly – notes
|Daily Ops –
Check L-o-C; receive messages and other communications
Check Mail (box)
Check web; Bulletin Boards
Close Office ||*Distribute comms to appr Depts/people-
||*do Research, return messages & respond to communications by category –
-Those needing Help in terms of info;
-Those w/ or need of Help in terms of Resource;
-Going out and making new contacts as well as ongoing communications and activities.
Deliver Newspapers (OCC) and MERCY NewsLetters (among others), P/U literature, News, Info and Disseminate
|Office open Mon thru Fri, Noon to 6PM (30 hrs)||
|Weekly Meet (Club) and TV Show filming ||
|Friday Nite Live Call-In TV Show filming || ||
|Weekly Donations and Expenses (misc Activities) || ||
|Books – accounting, et al. ||Monthly Bills, Grants, Dues and Donation activity. ||Member Meeting.
|Internal Auditing and Status Reporting. || ||
|Tax Filings – state and federal. ||Member and Board elections. ||Lease and Building Ins. Renewal.
About Us ...
MERCY is a not-for-profit, grass roots organization founded by patients and other compassionate and concerned citizens in the area and
dedicated to helping and advocating for those involved with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP).
MERCY is based in the Salem area and staffed on a volunteer basis.
(see Profiles, below)
Click here to find out more about our history.
The purpose is to get medicine to patients in the short-term while working with them to establish their own independent sources.
To this end they provide, among other things, ongoing education to clinics, individual physicians and other healthcare providers about the
OMMP, cannabis as medicine and doctor rights in general.
MERCY is a strong patient advocate, which can manifest itself in a variety of ways.
One of these has been maintaining lines of communication with other patient advocates and the OMMP director and workers, which
we are trying to do.
At the same time we attempt Doctor education and support programs, and Patient and Caregiver projects like learning to grow and
different methods for consumption.
These are especially important for the first time medical cannabis user as well as those unable to apply their medication.
During the past year MERCY has assisted a number of people in getting into the OMMP as well as helping them find
access to excess medicine. Through the above actions, MERCY intends to build a volunteer base for constant recruitment & administration
of the organization for the future.
Through marketing and communications we hope to coordinate with business and organizations to make
a lasting, positive change in the community.
The mission of the organization is to help people and change the laws so
that action like this isn't necessary any more.
We advocate reasonable, fair and effective marijuana laws and policies, and strive to educate, register and empower voters to implement
Our philosophy is one of teaching people to fish, rather than being dependent
Lasting change will require that each citizen be active enough to register
and effectively vote. You, and only you, the people, can make it happen.
We will help in any way we can, but you have to tell us what you need.
Work with us to make this your "tool shed", or resource guide, to successful
medical cannabis utilization and activism.
Click here to contact us.
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Protect Your Rights!
Sunday, June 13, 2010, 1 - 4 pm * at the Mercy Center Office, 1745 Capital St. NE, Salem, OR *
Have you had the police stopping by to do a “compliance check?”
Have you been harassed on the roadways by officers who “just want to take a quick look” inside your car?
Are you aware that Oregon Law Enforcement is offering rewards to your neighbors for reporting your medicinal garden?
All of these are happening around our state right now. As OMMP Cardholders, we need to make sure that the police obey the law, just as we do. Knowing your rights, and having the confidence to assert them will go a long way toward protecting you, or someone you love, as well as keeping law enforcement operating according to the laws.
We are OMMP cardholders who have developed a FREE workshop to help you help yourself and others.Please come and find out just how to PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS.
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