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$10K in Fireworks Intended to Benefit Youth and North Portland Community Stolen (Photo)

July 04, 2020 10:42

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Sometime overnight from July 3 to 4, 2020, an estimated $10,000 worth of fireworks were stolen from a container located at the Fred Meyer at 6850 N Lombard Street. The Peninsula Optimist Club operated this fundraising booth in collaboration with youth groups. The money earned from the sale of the fireworks was intended to directly benefit local youth groups and community organizations in North Portland.

This morning, volunteers with the Roosevelt High School soccer and baseball teams began showing up for their volunteer shifts at the firework stand. They were disappointed and saddened to learn all of the fireworks they were supposed to sell today were stolen overnight. The lock on the container was damaged and multiple cases of fireworks were taken. July 4th is the busiest and most produ

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