PORTLAND, Ore.—A man who was attacked earlier this month while feeding the homeless is back on the streets, giving out soup to those in need.
Tommy Ly told KATU he was attacked on Saturday when he and his friends brought food and warm clothes to a homeless camp under the Morrison Bridge in S.E. Portland.
Ly said he was waiting in his car when a man opened his door and started punching him in the face. He was eventually able to drive off and call 911.
This week Ly returned to the area to give out food and clothes again. He said he’s being more cautious now, and brings a friend with him when going to places not well-lit, like under the Morrison and Burnside bridges.
Ly even forgives the man who attacked him, saying he'd serve him if given the opportunity.
"Everyone needs food and warm clothes," he said.