JUST ANOTHER WEEK IN PARADISE
Caption: Today members of Mercer Island High School’s Serving the Homeless Club got an opportunity to tilt up Echo, our 326th tiny home.
BIG PICTURE SCHOOL INTERNS
For nearly a month, four high school students from Bellevue’s Big Picture School have been interning with us. Their enthusiasm is contagious! Many have volunteered with us more than the required one day per week. We love having them in The Hope Factory. From left to right: Huntley, Annnika, Karamjeet, and Xavian.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A TEAM LEADER?
We are always looking for great volunteers like yourself to become Team Leaders. You may be asking, “What does it take?”. It’s really simple. The first step is you shadow a current Team Leader while they explain to you what they are thinking and doing. When you feel comfortable, you become the Team Leader with an existing Team Leader shadowing you and whispering in your ear what you need. After you feel comfortable at this level, you let us know and you become a Team Leader on your own.
There is no minimum time commitment needed on your part. In fact, the more Team Leaders we have, the more we can spread the Team Leader tasks around. If you think you might be a good (or great!) Team Leader, talk to Barb the next time you are at The Hope Factory.
LIHI’S RESPONSE TO KCRHA’S FIVE YEAR PLAN
The Low Income Housing Institute has recently published their written response to KCRHA’s Five Year Plan. Here is the link:
IN THE NEWS
Here is a great article concerning homelessness in downtown Seattle. In conjunction with Partnership for Zero, a $10 million effort, KCRHA’s goal in 2022 was to get nearly 1000 homeless people off the streets in downtown Seattle. The actual number of homeless people housed last year from downtown: 56. Here’s the link:
ALSO IN THE NEWS
Members of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority’s governing board, including Mayor Bruce Harrell and City Council Homelessness Committee Chair Andrew Lewis, expressed concerns over the scale and scope of the agency’s draft Five-Year Plan to address homelessness.
AROUND THE HOPE FACTORY THIS WEEK
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED THIS WEEK
- Our “regulars” who are the heart and soul of our organization.
- “New Crew” members: Tish, Joyce, Janelle, Oliver, Bob, Leslie, Karen, Julia, Leigh, Stella, Kai, Mayuko, and Mark
- Our wonderful groups: Isso Seva, Hayden’s Eagle Scout project, WA Trails Association, AWS / Serge’s Group and Mercer Island United Methodist Church
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Come build with us this week! Here’s the link:
Please remember to wear painting clothes even if you do not anticipate painting. Minimum age is 16 years. Please, no exceptions.
Clarification: If the SignUpGenius says (The name of a Group Build) AND Open Build, this means that you can volunteer even if you are not a part of the group.
TEAM LEADERS IN TRAINING: If you wish to become a Team Leader in Training, DO NOT SIGN UP for the day you wish to do this. Email SoundFoundationsNW@gmail.com and we will put you on the list.
We hope to be building with you soon.
Your Leadership Team,
Beatrice, Tom, Bruce, David, Timothy, and Barb