Portland nonprofits that serve homeless people are desperate for winter coat donations

Source: KGW.com

Blanchet House, Rose Haven and the Union Gospel Mission all have need of coats this year and have seen donations slow down.

PORTLAND, Ore. — As temperatures start to get colder, nonprofits across Portland are calling on the community’s help for donations of warm winter clothes that they can distribute to people who are struggling, many of them homeless.

Scott Kerman with Blanchet House said they serve 1,400 to 1,500 meals each day to clients that live on the streets. He said they really need donations of winter jackets that are in good condition. People can drop the jackets off at their location on Northwest Glisan Street, and people in need can pick coats up from there as well. [Read the full article here.]