Fort Kennedy gifted $90K for homeless vets

Civic Affairs

Crosspoint Auto Auction made the donation

First Sgt. Tina Kennedy receives a check for $90,000 from Crosspoint Auto Auctions for Fort Kennedy in Portland, November 7, 2019 (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — An organization that helps homeless or struggling veterans got a big boost Thursday when they were presented with a check for more than $90,000.

Fort Kennedy, founded by First Sgt. Tina Kennedy, received the money from the Hardy family, owners of Crosspoint Auto Auction.

First Sgt. Tina Kennedy founded Fort Kennedy in Portland, November 7, 2019 (KOIN)

The non-profit organization helps vets with food, clothing, legal help and counseling. Sgt. Kennedy said they currently help 550 homeless and low-income families.

“What that means to the general public is if we can just pay one month’s rent if they get in a bind, they don’t get evicted, and become more and more of the statistic of homeless,” she told KOIN 6 News.

She said this holiday season they’ll give out stocking to every homeless veteran in the area.

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