PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – The non-profit Blanchet House is helping keep the homeless community cool and refreshed during the hot weather.
Blanchet House started handing out water bottles and cups of lemonade on Friday.
The organization on Northwest Glisan had a lot of water bottles donated and wants to fill the gap after the city ordered the closure of public drinking fountains.
"Well they love the lemonade, especially the pink lemonade. We serve all kinds of lemonade, but pink seem to be their favorite,” Scott Blanchett of Blanchet House said.
Blanchet House had to close their indoor cafe but is still putting the space to good use.
Volunteers transformed the area into a clothing and essential item closet.
From 2 to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday people can line up to put in an order then a volunteer will pack it up.
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