……….Caption: On Saturday, members of the Seattle Fire Department raise the back wall as Chief Scoggins looks on.
KING COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBER ZAHILY VISITS THE HOPE FACTORY
………………………………………………………“G” practicing the nail gun.
We were honored to have CM Garmay Zahily build with us on Thursday. “G” got to tilt up walls, use a nail gun, and do the “Mississippi”.
ONE SEATTLE DAY OF SERVICE
We had a great One Day of Service with Fire Chief Harold Scoggins and fifteen of his closest friends from the Seattle Fire Department. Also joining in the festivities was our buddy Sally Bagshaw, Seattle Council Member (and good friend) Teresa Mosqueda, and Marco Lowe, Chief Operating Officer for the City of Seattle. We built the “O” home and named it, what else, “One Day of Service”.
Chief Scoggins names the home.
TZU CHI DONATES TIME AND MONEY
Tzu Chi Seattle, a Buddhist service organization, has had a small group of crew members volunteering every Saturday for the past few months. They made an agreement with their regional office that after they donate 175 hours (the amount of time that it takes to build one home), the regional office will donate the cost of one tiny home, or $4300. That happened this past Sunday. Lots of photos, hugs, pats on the back, and smiles abound.
WE NOW HAVE A SECOND SKY MOBILE
…………………………………………………………..Tom and David
We now have a second Skymobile thanks mostly to Tom and David and a little help (and lots of advice!) from several of our volunteers. A second Skymobile will make it safer and easier to work on the roof. Thanks guys!
Why getting our homeless neighbors off the streets is so important.
Dave Gamrath, who winters in Tucson, AZ and spends the rest of the year in Seattle, wrote a very interesting article in their local newspaper. Here is the link:
Dave will be back in Seattle starting this week, so you can ask him all about it.
THIS SATURDAY: Bernard’s Eagle Scout Project. We need some Team Leaders for this event. Please sign up on SignUpGenius.
THIS SUNDAY AND MONDAY: We are closed for Memorial Day. Enjoy your time in the sun!
TUESDAY, JUNE 6TH: The new Sand Point Cottages will have their Open House from 2-4 pm. The address is 6343 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA 98115. The Hope Factory will close early so that we can attend the Open House.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7th, 9:30 am, Sound Foundations NW receives its Green Globe Award for Housing from the King County Dept. of Natural Resources.
THURSDAY, JUNE 8TH, Our Bellevue Big Picture School Interns’ last day. For their “final exam”, they will team lead a group of new crew volunteers from Windermere/Burien. That evening, the interns will present their projects at a Mentor Appreciation event at their school.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED THIS WEEK
- Our “regulars “who are the heart and soul of our organization.
- “New Crew” members: Mahing.
- Our wonderful groups: Seattle Fire Department, Salonee and Friends, Target, The Hill Team, Mercer Island United Methodist Church and our favorite interns from Bellevue Big Picture School.
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.
We hope to be building with you soon.
Your Leadership Team: Beatrice, Tom, Bruce, David, Timothy and Barb