PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Local real estate company, Hasson Company Realtors, has launched a new fundraiser to help feed the medical community while keeping local restaurants afloat during the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Agents for the realtor company set up a GoFundMe campaign that aims to feed frontline workers. Donations collected are used to purchase individually packaged meals from local restaurants. The meals are then delivered to various regional hospitals.
“It started off with just one of our brokers sending out an email saying, ‘hey, how can we help this restaurant owner keep his employees on staff?’ and from there [it] snowballed,” said Irina Owens with Hasson Company.
The idea grew and took hold. Since then, they have delivered about “I want to say 1,000 meals,” guessed Owens. As of Sunday, April 12, the campaign had raised roughly $13,500.
During the previous week, Hasson Co. was able to deliver 350 meals plus 14 dozen bagels to hospitals and COVID-19 testing sites.
For more stories about our community coming together, visit the KOIN 6 News section Kindness During Crisis.