CLEVELAND – The temperatures are suppose to be dropping even lower this week, and that is a great concern to Sgt. Mitch Sheehan and several other Second District Police Officers who are concerned about the homeless.
Sheehan and other officers have started a underwear and sock drive for the homeless. All of the items collected will be donated to the Metanoia Project, which is a shelter housed in the old St. Malachi School at 25th and Detroit, from mid-November through April.
“They offer the homeless warm, dry clothes and they are in need of all clothes especially underwear and socks,” said Sheehan. “They really need thermal underwear, too. I can’t imagine being out in this weather all night and we want to do whatever we can to help.”
So far Sheehan has collected 800 pairs of socks and 500 pairs of underwear, but more is needed.
“The clothes drive goes on until February 2 but because it is going to get really cold again Tuesday we are going to bring over everything we have on Tuesday and then will continue to collect,” Sheehan said.
Anyone wishing to donate is asked to bring new socks or underwear to the Second District police station. Other clothes will also be accepted.