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'Hopelessness of homelessness' beat back with 500 kits

November 12, 2018
In The News

As winter winds bear down on Portland's homeless, hi-tech workers are handing out an old-school solution: kits packed with emergency supplies.

Social service nonprofit Impact NW mustered about 80 volunteers to distribute some 500 "ImpactKits" to neighbors without a home in Old Town/Chinatown on Monday, Nov. 12.

U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici was ripping open plastic packages of Bombas socks with wild abandon, telling the assembly that "there's no reason for anyone to be homeless."