Portland Homeless Man Donates to Riot-Damaged Historical Society Museum

Portland Homeless Man Donates to Riot-Damaged Historical Society Museum


In the midst of torn-down statues and vandalized buildings in riot-ridden Portland, Oregon, a homeless man donated a precious dollar to help rebuild. The homeless man donated to the Oregon Historical Society whose windows were smashed in Sunday night’s Indigenous People’s Day of Rage riot.

Oregon Historical Society Executive Director Kerry Tymchuk told Fox 12 Oregon that the donation from the homeless man, identified in a hand-written note as Oscar, lifted his spirits after vandals smashed windows, threw lit flares into the building, and dragged an Afro-American Heritage Bicentennial Commerative Quilt into the streets.

One of the women who made this quilt tells #fox12Oregon that she can’t understand how anyone could steal it. It was taken during Sunday’s riots but police found it and returned it to ⁦@OrHist⁩ which opens back up this morning after being vandalized. pic.twitter.com/U9C720fKFO

— Marilyn Deutsch (@marilyndeutsch) October 14, 2020

Tymchuk told the

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