OXNARD, Calif. -- An Oxnard homeless shelter has 100 new bunk beds largely paid for by legal cannabis dispensaries.
The Ventura County Star reports the idea for a temporary shelter originated after the police chief in neighboring Port Hueneme contacted Oxnard's homeless program coordinator about a newspaper photo showing air mattresses on the floor.
Chief Andrew Salinas then contacted cannabis dispensaries and five of them quickly donated $25,000.
Another $10,000 was provided by a Port Hueneme community fund.
The bunk beds arrived on Monday and were assembled by about 30 volunteers from a carpenters union local.
Marijuana dispensary businesses fund homeless shelter beds in Oxnard