That Jessie Sponberg guy never quits. NEVER.
As if endlessly organizing masses to march, rally and shut down bridges wasn’t enough, Sponberg still managed to put together his 5th annual Efryting Drive, an annual event he uses to attain an insane amount of items – primarily warm clothes and blankets – for the city’s large and highly vulnerable homeless population.
Last year, the City threatened to fine Sponberg when they learned of his plan to drop a dump truck sized load of resources on a downtown street. We Out Here Magazine offered to pay the fines, but the City backed down. The Oregonian captured the dump on video. (See cover photo.) With the police once again out to snatch belongings from the homeless, no time like the present to donate some stuff you don’t need to someone who really does. As Sponberg put it, “It is literally a race against the police to keep people from dying.”