Central Oregon Daily▶️ Anonymous homeless person raises money for local charities

▶️ Anonymous homeless person raises money for local charities

▶️ Anonymous homeless person raises money for local charities

▶️ Homeless person raises money for local charities

It was high water mark during this season of giving, a homeless person standing on a busy street corner in Redmond raises money for charities.

Back during the December snowstorms, a homeless individual stood at the intersection of 9th and Highland and solicited donations for three charities.

Last week the individual turned the money over to Jericho Road for distribution.

RELATED: Volunteers assist campers on Redmond-Powell Butte Road

“For somebody that doesn’t have anything, that is homeless, that is living day to day… to turn that around and give 200 dollars to three organizations is really gratifying,” said Mark Keener, Chair of the Jericho Road of Redmond board of directors.

“It’s what the spirit of the season is all about. It’s pretty amazing.”

The homeless individual who raised the money for Sara’s Project for Breast Cancer, Wounded Warriors and the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital wishes to remain anonymous.

However, the individual asked that the money, when presented to the charities, be identified as coming from a “friend.”

“We see people standing on street corners flying signs and panhandling, or whatever you want to call it. We make the first judgement that the money is going to go to alcohol. This changes all that,” Keener said.

“This is more giving back to other people that need it which is huge. The whole thing just warms your heart.”

Keener knows the homeless individual who broke the panhandler stereotype to raise money for three charities but is respecting the individual’s request to remain anonymous.

Keener thanked the many people who gave money to the individual at the corner of 9th and Highland, and wants the community to know the money is being delivered to the designated charities.

CentralOregonDaily.com
CentralOregonDaily.comhttps://centraloregondaily.com/
Central Oregon Daily is Television in Central Oregon … on-air, on-line & on-the-go. We are KOHD – Central Oregon’s ABC, KBNZ – CBS for Central Oregon, and local programming on Central Oregon Daily, COTV and CO4 Visitors Network. We are storytellers of all that matters to Central Oregonians.

Subscribe Today

GET EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO CONTENT

SUPPORT LOCAL JOURNALISM

NEWS FROM 30+ MEDIA SOURCES

250,000+ LOYAL READERS EACH YEAR

Get unlimited access to our news content and our archive of Central Oregon stories.

Top Stories

More Articles