Two homeless men, who declined to give their names, share a bite to eat while sitting in Central Park in Boulder on Dec. 5.
Two homeless men, who declined to give their names, share a bite to eat while sitting in Central Park in Boulder on Dec. 5. (Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer)

Waylon Lewis, publisher of Boulder's Elephant Journal, has launched a drive to collect coats, sweaters and other warm clothing for Boulder's homeless population following the death of a man whose body was found outdoors early Christmas morning.

Lewis posted on Facebook that he is asking people to drop off clothing donations this week on the porch of his home at 838 University Ave.

"Would you have a coat or three you no longer wear to donate?" Lewis wrote.

Boulder police say they found the body of Benjamin Harvey, who was homeless, outside the Boulder History Museum, 1206 Euclid Ave., at 2:05 a.m. Dec. 25. Temperatures in Boulder dipped down to about 10 degrees on Christmas Eve into Christmas morning, according to the National Weather Service.

The Boulder County Coroner's Office will determine the cause and manner of Harvey's death.



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