Sleeping bags for Eugene's homeless: 'Something we could do right now'

Sleeping bags for Eugene's homeless: 'Something we could do right now'
Jane Elliot starts a fundraiser to purchase sleeping bags for Eugene's homeless community.

EUGENE, Ore. -- Jane Elliot says she went to the park to play in the snow earlier in the week, only to find members of Eugene's homeless community trying to stay warm. 

The 28-year-old decided it was important to help them, so she started a "Hope Mob" fundraiser to garner support. So far she's raised nearly $800 to buy sleeping bags for programs like the Eugene Mission.

"I think a lot of people have money and they want to help, and so this is something we could do right now," said Elliot.

She says the project has 3 weeks to raise enough money to buy 250 sleeping bags for the community. Those interested in donating can visit her Hope Mob page.