EUGENE, Ore. — Community Supported Shelters is counting on people to stuff their faces Sunday night to raise money to build six more Conestoga Huts. Three have already been built and moved into in the last week.
The Cornbread Cafe is donating all of its proceeds from 4:00 to 9 p.m. to construction efforts for more huts. The wooden structures function as temporary homes for the un-housed in the St. Vincent de Paul overnight car camping program. Participants can enjoy a heaping plate of spaghetti, $10 for adults and $5 for kids, and take part in a silent auction in which more than 40 local businesses donated to.
“This style of fundraiser hasn’t happened yet, where we really pull people together, the public and the business, and let them join in on all the giving that’s happening,” said Erik Debuhr, Community Supported Shelters Program Director.
Organizers have a hearty goal, they hope to raise $3,600.