MPD’s District 6 hosts clothing drive for homeless, receives ‘incredible’ response

MILWAUKEE — Officers at Milwaukee Police Department’s District 6 station near 27th and Oklahoma on Wednesday, Nov. 21 collected clothes for shelters that serve the homeless — and the response was incredible.

An entire room was filled, along with the lobby and eventually, the operation was moved out onto the sidewalk.

Officers said it was a great way to give back to those in need.

“It’s incredible. I know that we can reach the homeless community. We have a lot here in District 6, and knowing that we can help them out and get them through the winter with warm clothing, it’s really good,” said Officer Eric Ratzmann.

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Even though there was an official collection event on Wednesday, officers said people can always drop off new or gently-used clothing at any Milwaukee Police Department station.