Today was a bit calmer and we had the privilege of helping a man get back to his wife in Salem. More on that in a moment…
We have raised $379,468 and we have spent $334,774 on 922 families/individuals and we’ve given grants to organizations to help others through 40 different groups. Here’s the breakdown:
|Unhoused — Hotel Nights||18,457|
A man dropped by today and said an officer referred him here for help. He was quite lost. He has “a bit of dementia” as he shared and he ended up here somehow. He’s been here a week and he realized he needs to get back to Salem and his wife Debi. He asked if I’d call her to verify he was telling the truth and say he’d be on his way soon. We bought him a one-way bus ticket to Salem for $64.99 and when I called his wife, she cried and cried. I did too. You might too and we can thank an anonymous MPD office who felt like we could help. He’s on his way to Salem now and gets there at 7:40 pm. Feels good to do good!