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Justice for Jonathan – Blanket Drive for Bridging

Justice for Jonathan – Blanket Drive for Bridging

From January 9th – February 9th 2020, Justice for Jonathan will be collecting new or clean gently used any size blankets, quilts, bedspreads, afghans, comforters. Our goal is to collect 300 blankets to provide Bridging, who gives out the same amount of blankets every week. Please no blankets with holes, dirty, stains, odors or animal hair.

Bridging serves over 13,000 individuals and 4,000 households in the Twin Cities. Bridging accepts new and used household items to improve lives by providing these items to those transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.

You can drop blankets off at Broadway Pizza in Richfield, Richfield Liquors on 66th and Cedar & 64th and Lyndale, Fireside Foundry in Richfield, and Pizza Luce also in Richfield.

On Monday July 3, 2017 Jonathan O’shaughnessy, 24, was walking home from a community 4th of July dance with family members when a late 1990’s/early 2000 grey/tan/white minivan drove by and fired 4-5 shots Jonathan was hit multiple times and died at the scene.

Jonathan was a victim of a random driveby gang shooting. He was murdered blocks from where he grew up in Richfield, MN. Jonathan had NO enemies – Jonathan’s life was cut short and his family and friends are shocked at this senseless tragic act of violence. Jonathan loved his family and friends and would do anything for them.. His smile would light up the room and you knew that a huge hug would soon be followed.

Police are asking for the public’s help as investigators look for answers in this drive by shooting. Crime Stoppers of Minnesota and the family has increased its reward for information to $20,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the persons or persons responsible for Jonathan’s murder.. Someone knows something, heard something or knows who did this terrible crime – please contact ANONYMOUSLY Crime Stoppers at or calling toll free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or call the Richfield MN Police Dept. Thank you from the O’Shaughnessy family.