'A lot of people don't even know they have a taillight out' | Portland nonprofit changes burned-out car lightbulbs for free

The founder of CNB-Seen said his mission is to keep drivers safe out on the roads while also reducing unnecessary traffic stops.

PORTLAND, Ore. — During a Saturday cleanup in Portland’s Richmond neighborhood, people passing through the area may have noticed Don Merrill holding up a sign announcing free replacements for burned-out taillights.

Volunteers with Merril’s nonprofit,  CNB-Seen, spent the morning inspecting and changing dead lightbulbs, a small but important service. 

“A lot of people don’t even know they have a light that is out,” said Merrill, “and in some neighborhoods, that’s a bigger deal than in other neighborhoods.”

Merrill’s mission started

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