County homeless count draws a few veterans

Forest Grove resident and city councilor Ron Thompson spent 10 days scouring western Washington County for homeless veterans to let them know he’d bring them to a free event that could help them get back on their feet.

Thompson stopped at the Forest Grove Safeway and visited BottleDrop across the street several times. He drove out to local businesses and organizations in Manning, Banks, Gaston and Gales Creek, hanging up flyers and asking proprietors to help spread the word to any homeless veterans they might run across.

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