“Chalk the Walk” to spread positive message

Beginning today,  Wednesday, Aug. 10, through Monday, Aug. 22, all five Umpqua Bank locations in Vancouver will be providing chalk to people who go into their branches and say, “I’m chalking the walks on August 23rd.”

The first annual event is taking place in eight states and involves community members using sidewalk chalk to draw uplifting images and write inspiring messages.

Chalk the Walks is a project of The Joy Team,  a nonprofit corporation based in Vancouver with the mission of spreading joy, optimism and inspiration to millions. Learn more at TheJoyTeam.org.

For more information about Chalk the Walks or to get a list of message ideas to chalk, visit ChalkTheWalks.com.