Como Kindness Comes Through for Homeless Neighbors
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:40 AM

Volunteers Joanne Swanson and Annie Huidekoper wrangle with some of the donations from Como residents.

During the coldest weekend of the season, Como residents shared the kind of warmth many of us take for granted.

Individuals, families, church groups and more nearly filled a U-Haul with gloves, mittens, socks, blankets, quilts, hats, scarves, sweaters, coats, and other winter gear. Then we delivered all the gear to the former Bethesda Hospital, where Ramsey County is operating a temporary homeless shelter for people previously living on the streets. Ward 5 Councilmember Amy Brendmoen picked up the tab for the truck (out of her own pocket).

Plus, the Como Community Council collected more than $2,600 in donations from more than 50 local residents. Those funds will help Ramsey County’s Housing Stability program provide additional supplies to meet the needs of neighbors of ours who do not have a home they can call their own.

To make it all happen, more than 20 volunteers recruited by the Como Community Council stood out in the below-zero cold to collect contributions.

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