PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A automotive stuffed with items meant to be handed out to Portland’s houseless group have been stolen on Saturday earlier than they have been to be delivered.
Yearly, Blanket Protection Ministry hand delivers dozens of presents, blankets, socks, and hand heaters to native homeless folks throughout the vacation season.
“We realized that the Gorge was going to close down due to all of the snow and ice coming and I loaded up my Lexus G74 (and) all of the Christmas presents we’ve got for giving out on the streets,” stated Johnny Griffith with Blanket Protection Ministry.
Griffith left his automotive in a secure space in a single day whereas he hunkered right down to journey out the storm. However the subsequent morning, he discovered that his automotive had been damaged into and every little thing had been stolen.
“It was devastating to seek out it that approach,” he stated.
However that’s when volunteers sprang into motion, donating items, funds and different provides
“It exemplified the Christmas spirit,” Griffith stated.
Griffith additionally stated after this large storm, one factor folks on the streets will want is dry blankets and garments. There’s an area blanket drive taking place presently as Manner FM has drop areas everywhere in the Portland Metro space.