Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Cornell Collects Clothing for Portland Homeless

img_3783Cornell Pump gather 150 new clothing items for JOIN PDX, to help cloth the temporarily homeless in warm clothes for the winter. As if on cue, Portland had its first snowy day in more than year as the hats, scarves, gloves, warm socks, jackets, and long underwear were delivered to the non-profit.

In all, there more than 600 pairs of socks, 10 warm jackets, 50 pair of underwear, 20 long johns and much more given by Cornell Pump employees.

img_3782JOIN will use the donations as they work to move homeless off the street into permanent housing. JOIN helped 806 individuals—more than 100 families—in 2015, and expects a continued need in 2016 and beyond.

Cornell Pump employees pick a non-profit recipients of employee philanthropy. Past recipients have included the American Heart Association and Toys for Tots.

Cornell Pump is looking forward to more holiday events, including Santa’s visit with Cornell employees’ children.