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Mobile Artist Raises $1,300 For Homeless Shelter In Response To Police Officers Insensitive Homeless Photo

Written by on January 9, 2020

A Mobile, AL artist is spreading joy in the new year after raising $1,300 dollars for a homeless shelter in response to two Mobile police officers who went viral in a Facebook post for appearing to ridicule homeless panhandlers that they arrested.

The artist, Abraham Partridge, created a painting that showed the two officers with their “homeless quilt” and his Facebook followers took it from there. The $1,300 is for the original painting and will be donated to the McKemie Place, a local homeless shelter for women.

On top of the auction, 50 prints of the painting have been created and are selling at $40 per print. As of this writing, Partridge said that only about 5 prints remain. All money raised from the sale of the prints will also go to the homeless shelter, which would put the total raised at $3,300.


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