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Speaking Freely With Annette Newell

Oct 29, 2021

Every day and night in Multnomah County, you can see them.   Experts estimate there are more than 4,000 people trying to survive,  without a home.  Instead, they’re living in cars, tents, and on the streets in sleeping bags.   KXL and Alpha Media are teaming up with Safeway and Transition projects for an effort to save lives from this situation, on November 5th.  It’s an annual tradition called Truckload of Coats, and it helps the homeless survive the cold winter months.  I talked to Roma Peyser, Transition Projects' Director of Development, to find out exactly how this effort works, and for her insight, into what’s happening with people who do not have a place to call home, and what it takes to change this for the better.And that was my conversation with Transition Projects’ Roma Peyser, she is their Director of Development.  Another contributor to Truckload of Coats is the Safeway Foundation.  I talked to Safeway Albertson’s Director of Communications Jill Mc Ginnis, about what the foundation does in the community, for Truckload of Coats and many other projects.