Compassion Highway Project gets keys to new building

Compassion Highway Project tells NewsWatch 12 when they officially open they plan on having a clothing closet for those in need. In order to get new clothes they must recycle their old or dirty ones.

Posted: Dec 2, 2019 6:16 PM
Updated: Dec 3, 2019 2:06 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Compassion Highway Project does so much for the Rogue Valley.

"We do huge feeds every other Sundays where we have a ton of food hygiene products, clothes and shoes and haircuts," said Melissa Mayne, the founder of the Compassion Highway Project.

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Melissa Mayne started Compassion Highway Project 6 years ago. The project relies strictly on donations from the community.

"I just want to help everyone and sometimes that’s not always possible. I might not have the funds to or the resources," Mayne said.

Last week they got approved for a new building. Now Melissa and the rest of the volunteers with the Compassion Highway Project say they can more effectively serve the community that they live in.

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"I grew up here so it’s really important to do what I can in the community and make it better," Mayne said. "I definitely want to have other organizations stop in because when we do street outreach — wound care is one of the biggest things we need help with.”

And hopefully that means getting more people in need back on their feet.

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