EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) - A group of residents is taking things into their own hands - and wallets - hoping to make a positive impact on local businesses.
The group is taking part in a new trend across the country called a 'cash mob.'
Earlier in the week, NewsSource 16 talked to a group identified as Cash Mob Lane County, who travels throughout Lane County with the same mission of boosting business in Western Oregon by showing up and spending money at local shops.
The Eugene group met Saturday and flocked to "Sweet Potato Pie," a local clothing store near downtown. About ten people came, each committed to spending at least $10 dollars at the business.
Sweet Potato Pie has been in Eugene for about 15 years, but told NewsSource 16 it's been struggling with a lack of sales in the last couple of months.
"It is so wonderful, it helps us so much," said Maia Shave who works at the store. "Everyone who helps out with the store and takes part and kind of is responsible for what the store is is definitely thankful for this."
The Eugene Cash Mob said it would like to get out at least monthly.
"If they're having a particular struggle and they just need an infusion, this is just a way for the community to all come together and give them a hand up," said Kitty Knight.
Knight took part in the cash mob Saturday.
For more information on the Eugene Cash Mob, click here.
Cash Mob Lane County can be found here.