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Monday, December 22, 2008

City Seeks Donations For Homeless

Posted by Matt Davis on Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 8:03 PM

From City Commissioner Nick Fish:


Warming centers and shelters are open for people in our region who are experiencing homelessness. Weather conditions have been severe for the last eight nights and are expected to last through the end of this week.

Warming centers are in dire need of donated cold weather gear for those living on the streets. While city officials are not encouraging people to drive on the treacherous roads in this weather, donations or financial contributions are strongly encouraged. Centers are experiencing a shortage of the following items:

* Blankets
* Socks
* Coats
* Tarps
* Gloves

Blankets and socks are most needed.

Please take donations to Transition Projects Glisan Shelter (435 NW Glisan - drop-off 24-hrs), JOIN (3338 SE 17th Ave - drop-off only between 9AM and 5PM, closing at 3PM on Christmas Eve) or the Union Gospel Mission (15 NW 3rd Ave - drop-off between 9AM and 9PM).

Financial donations are also encouraged. Please give online at

You know what to do! Incidentally, I love how they say "While city officials are not encouraging people to drive on the treacherous roads in this weather..." before basically encouraging you to do just that. Now: Get your blankets in the damned car already.


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