Each week, hundreds of people walk through the doors of Cascadia’s Garlington Center in Northeast Portland to get the help they need.

The video below includes archive news footage and home video about the center’s namesake, Reverend Dr. John W. Garlington Jr., and his impact on equity and civil rights here in Portland.

“Reverend Garlington provided a powerful and wise voice of advocacy that focused like a laser on the goal of making Portland a better place. I remember well working with him to achieve that common objective,” said United States Senator Ron Wyden. “And while I and all of Portland miss him, we all know that his legacy lives on through all that he achieved for our community.”