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Organizers renew call for winter survival gear and provisions

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Photo provided by Maria Cortez, Lane County Human Services Program Coordinator.
Some winter gear and provisions that have already been collected.

Partners behind a large winter gear donation drive say they’re grateful for the over 3,000 items dropped off so far. But, they say Operation Winter Survival Stockpile still needs more tents, sleeping bags, and blankets.

The drive started November 18th, and is organized by Lane County Health and Human Services, CAHOOTS, and the First Christian Church of Eugene. The goal is to help the area’s unhoused community stay warm and safe through the winter, as much as possible.

Donations are being taken Monday through Thursdays between 10am and 2pm at First Christian Church in downtown Eugene, 1166 Oak Street.

Operation Winter Survival Stockpile also has a wishlist on Amazon, where people can purchase items from.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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