Retired Ambulance Gets Another Career in Street Outreach

From Lebanon Local:

An old ambulance that has gone through life as a police crime investigation unit and incident command vehicle is moving on to a new life: helping the homeless.

Sweet Home’s police chief Jeff Lynn handed the keys to the 1992 Ford E350 to Shirley Byrd, of Lebanon, and Blue Valentine, of Albany, of the Linn County Street Outreach Team on April 9.

The Street Outreach Team is a collaborative group of volunteers from the community and various organizations who provide outreach services to people experiencing homelessness or housing instability. Services are provided with a goal of harm reduction and housing first.

Community Services Consortium has members in this group and supports their efforts. To read more at

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