Welcome to Hour Exchange Portland!
Help your neighbors and earn time credits that can be used to receive services you need from any member. In the Hour Exchange, everyone's time is equal no matter what the service and there are hundreds of services available. Over the years our members have exchanged over 150,000 hours of service and provided over 25,000 hours of health care, our most provided service!
In June, 2014 the HEP Board of Directors launched a small fundraising campaign for a memorial bench to honor our founder, Richard G. Rockefeller. Thank you to all who contributed and have made this possible. We are pleased to announce that the bench has been installed on the Eastern Promenade, overlooking Casco Bay. We hope that HEP friends, members, and the general public will enjoy the view. Richard impacted thousands of us and his legacy and kindness most certainly live on. The bench is located on the walking path down the hill (on the right) from Cleeves Monument (at the intersection of Eastern Promenade and Congress Street.)
Richard Rockefeller, inspiring founder of Hour Exchange Portland (HEP - originally it was the Maine Time Dollar Network, and later known by a couple other names), and tireless mover and builder of community fabric, at age 65, died unexpectedly in a small plane crash, upon leaving Westchester County Airport in NY, on his way home to Portland and Falmouth, on Friday, June 13, and after celebrating his father's 99th birthday. He believed in the mission and values of time banking, and its potential to build trust and respect in communities, and he inspired many to partake of the benefits of serving each other through an exchange of time in which we are all enriched. Although his light and energy are gone, we can carry on by doing our part to support time banking, and build community fabric, one exchange at a time. See HEP Member Tributes and Reflections
The Hour Exchange empowers individuals, organizations and businesses to help each other meet their needs cash free in one-to-one exchanges and group projects. Join Hour Exchange Portland, and begin exchanging today. Don't forget to friend us on facebook!
Help support HEP! Please make a tax deductible donation today to help support our time bank. We depend on member and community contributions to help keep Hour Exchange Portland running. Checks and money orders can be made out to Hour Exchange Portland, and mailed to 516 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101. You may also make a donation now with your credit or debit card through PayPal by clicking the donate button below:
Your $25 donation makes a difference! For a donation of $125 we'll post an ad linking to your business on our website!
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