Gov. Brown visits new Portland shelter, encourages donations

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Oregon’s governor is touting the work done at one of Portland’s newest shelters.

The Laurelwood Shelter on Southeast Foster opened its doors in August to woman and couples. It offers a range of services, including beds, hygiene, storage, computers, and meeting spaces.

Gov. Kate Brown toured the facility Friday, highlighting the close relationship between the community and the shelter.

“What really inspires me is that this community has welcomed this program to ensure many folks can get a warm, safe, dry place to call home, a warm dinner and a hot shower, and that’s really, really important,” Brown said.

Brown encouraged people to donate clothes, food, and hygiene products to shelters this holiday season.

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steveO

The Tax payers that have paid for that jail near Portland that they built and never used should be really upset for the fact they are talking about tearing it down. This would be the most realistic way to straighten out and rehabilitate the homeless population. They need to get them off the street and away from drugs, alcohol and crime. They would be required to work at the facility, sorting re cycle material or something that would be a help to us. Most of the recycling now is going into the landfills because it is not clean and sorted to recycle, being here in the U.S. or abroad. The homeless should have to work for what they get as most of us Tax paying citizens have had to do. This would be a better deal to give them a chance to straighten themselves out and prove they can hold a job. Giving them everything, like housing and the like does nothing as far as making them productive citizens in society. To tear down a new facility without even using it seems totally ridiculous and shows a truly bad leadership in our Goverment.

Just curious

I wonder how much "Kate" gave to the homeless besides a"few words"?

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