Police and community help the homeless

Posted at 7:54 PM, Jan 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-31 20:33:36-05

Cleveland police officers in the second district joined forces with the community to help the homeless in the city. 

Officers started collecting warm winter clothing earlier this month. Friday, they delivered socks, gloves, hats, underwear and winter clothing to the shelter at St. Malachi. "We are just about out of coats," said Norm Bringman with St. Malachi, as the officers were delivering the donated clothing. 

Cleveland Police Sgt. Mitch Sheehan started the program last year after he noticed an empty bin at the shelter when they had run out of clothes. 

"There are a lot of homeless camps," explained Sheehan. "It's sad."

Last year, the community responded with thousands of items of clothing.  "We need boots, socks, underwear, jackets, hats, winter clothing," Sheehan said.

The clothing drive runs until February 7.  Clothes can be dropped off at the second district headquarters on Fulton Road.