Community answers Eugene Mission's call for help

EUGENE, Ore. - A community outpouring of donations and support is helping the Eugene Mission through one of it's busiest times ever.

Last week, KVAL News aired a story about the lack of donations coming into the Mission.

In just one week, executive director Jack Tripp said they've received around $15,000 dollars in clothing and monetary donations including everything from underwear to shoes.

"There was a great response and we really appreciate all the support from the community," he said.

But he cautioned, they're not out of the wood yet. He said they still are in desperate need of clothing, including underwear and warm coats for women who use the shelter.

"I just want to put out the message, if you're ever gonna give, this is the year to give," he said.

This is the busiest time of the year for the Mission, and he said this is the time when they receive the bulk of their donations.

The community is invited to take tours of the Mission Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm You can also donate clothes, food and money during those times too.