Thanks to a grant from the good people at the Oregon Food Bank, Occupy Medical has a new and improved Hospitality Suite! We had a brand new 3 basin sink, floor mat, food cart, sprayer faucet and prep table installed in December of 2018. Big thanks to Donna Riddle, Jon Sawyer, Aaron Chester, Dr. Willy Foster and Tristan Towers for the hard work of installing and assembling our new supplies!
Big thanks to Bombas for their generous donation of 1000 pairs of socks. It has been wonderful to have the chance to practice preventive care for those in need. The socks help us prevent trench foot, frostbite and blisters. The unhoused are on their feet all day. Without good foot care, their suffering is literally crippling. Occupy Medical will continue to give out socks throughout the year. Below are photos from our first sock donation run. Remember to thank good people at Bombas for their donation! https://bombas.com/
37 patients today!!!
Chilly day with a bit of rain. We had a great set-up crew and had about 40 people lined up at noon when we began food, drinks and hygiene supplies service.
We were surprised today by one of our wonderful volunteers who performed a perfect haircut on a visitor. Haircuts are alway very popular!
I finally captured an image of our Burrito Brigade Superhero swooping in with a cooler full of warm, delicious burritos.
We had many folks receive tours today including a Rock Star of the Herbalist Medicine world, a potential Volunteer who is a mental health expert, a grant maker who urged us to apply for funding, and several others.
Homeless Hounds brought joy to all the good dogs and cats, and Carry it Forward dropped off about 10 totes full of nice clothes and shoes.
Super interesting day under the bridge today. Lots of great people visited us, we had an incredible crew of Volunteers, and a huge crowd was successfully served.
The bus (above) packed up and heading for the barn.