, the local non-profit that had one of its two Christmas tree lots in Portland robbed at gunpoint
last night, is asking people to help out by buying a tree from its victimized lot at Southeast 82nd Ave. and Burnside, or from its second lot at Northeast 44th Ave. and Hancock St.
The organization, which helps people with developmental disabilities, isn't revealing how much money was stolen last night. But its development and communications coordinator, Tamara Yates, says buying a tree at one of the two lots before they close Dec. 19 "would be a really big help."
This was the first robbery in the organization's 21 years of selling Christmas trees—an annual fund-raiser that usually brings in $15,000 to $30,000.
Donations are also accepted directly on the group's website
or via check to its office at 435 SE 85th Ave. Portland, OR 97216.