February 11, 2019

 

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Greetings Tiny Home Builders and Friends!

 

Next build day:  Saturday, February 16th – 9am to 5pm 

(Weather Permitting)

This Saturday we are doing lots of trimming, priming and painting. The work tent is heated so come for a fun work day. Sign up early as slots fill up fast on the build team. I will update all who signed up regarding the possibility of canceling due to weather, but as of this morning the long range forecast looks ok with mostly rain and little snow on the way.

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Help us fund the next batch of homes!

Sound Foundations NW is hosting a showing of ‘Trickle Down Town‘ at Ark Lodge Cinemas to raise money for building tiny homes at Camp Second Chance. Our goal for 2019 is to replace the remaining 18 tents with tiny homes. Get your tickets here. We hope you can be part of the event.
If you are unable to attend but would still like to be part of this incredible project, please click on “Tickets” and you will be able to make donation in the amount of your choice.

Trickle Down Town is new thought-provoking documentary about the homeless crisis in Seattle. Deftly interweaving in-depth stories of community members who are living the crisis on the streets with interviews of political leaders and community advocates, vivid images of the current state of affairs and a poignant examination of the roots of homelessness in the region, the film paints a picture of a city struggling to come to grips with an unprecedented emergency, and finds a few glimmers of hope. 

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Provide a Lunch for the build team

If you would like to donate a lunch for the build team, please coordinate with Michelle Gaither at gaithermj@gmail.com A big Thank You! to Chris Chrisman for providing lunches for the team over the past few months!

Good Day,
Tomasz Biernacki
Building Coordinator
Sound Foundations NW
soundfoundationshomes@gmail.com
www.soundfoundationsnw.org
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Sound Foundations NW is a community based outreach project of Alki United Church of Christ.

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Company Team Building Opportunities

Build dates are now available during the week for company team building parties or community service. Please contact Tomasz Biernacki at 707-339-1144 or soundfoundationshomes@gmail.com to schedule a private team building event. Select weekdays are available for company team building events.  Saturdays are generally reserved for individual volunteer opportunities.
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Are you on Facebook?

We have a Facebook group to share photos and stories, ask questions and organize future work parties!
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January 23, 2019

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Greetings Tiny Home Builders!

We have been busy getting ready for you. Everything is in place. It’s SHOWTIME!

 

Few slots are still available for this Saturdays “Soft opening” build day.

We hope you can join us. Sign up for this Saturday, January 26th If you can’t work but would like to stop by to see the new setup, we would love to have you. There are also other available build dates at the Volunteer Portal.

 

Provide a Lunch to the Team

If you would like to donate a lunch for the build team for January 26th, please coordinate with Michelle Gaither at gaithermj@gmail.com

 

Camp Second Chance Open House

Come Celebrate Community at Camp Second Chance! C2C residents are opening their home to the larger community to share food, art and conversation. Sunday, February 10th from 1 to 4 pm. Everyone is Welcome!

 

Good Day,
Tomasz Biernacki
Building Coordinator
Sound Foundations NW
soundfoundationshomes@gmail.com
www.soundfoundationsnw.org

  

 

 

 

 

 

Company Team Building Opportunities

Build dates are now available during the week for company team building parties or community service. Please contact Tomasz Biernacki at 707-339-1144 or soundfoundationshomes@gmail.com to schedule a private team building event. Select weekdays are available for company team building events.  Saturdays are generally reserved for individual volunteer opportunities.

January 16, 2019

 

 

 

 

Greetings friends!

Few big announcements today:

1. Our “Soft Opening” date has been set for January 26th. We will have a limited work day that focuses on “catching bugs” in the build process and tent layout. The team will be tilting up walls and assembling roofs on day one. Be part of the team, sign up at our new Volunteer Portal

2. There is now a  Volunteer Portal for all upcoming volunteer opportunities. I have added 4 build dates to the system.  Sign ups are required for all volunteers (even if you have been on site before). It’s an easy process and it guarantees that we will have a slot for you on the build date. See the upcoming dates and sign up today!  

3. We now have a website! www.soundfoundationsnw.org Thank you to Barb Oliver and her company Webmasters Northwest for bringing this together.

Provide a Lunch to the Team
If you would like to donate a lunch for the build team for January 26th, please coordinate with Michelle Gaither at gaithermj@gmail.com

Good Day,
Tomasz Biernacki
Building Coordinator
Sound Foundations NW
soundfoundationshomes@gmail.com
www.soundfoundationsnw.org

 

Trickle Down Town

A recent documentary about the Seattle homeless crisis that features the Camp Second Chance tiny home building project will be shown at UW. This event is co-hosted by King County Council members Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Larry Gossett, and the University of Washington Law, Societies & Justice Department. The program brings together advocates, students, constituents, and policymakers to explore the issue of homelessness in Seattle. Following the film, there will be a brief Q&A portion for audience members to ask questions to our panelists.

Panelists:
Tomasz Biernacki—filmmaker
Sharon Lee—Executive Director of the Low Income Housing Institute
Timothy Harris—Executive Director and Founder of “Real Change” Newspaper
Gordon McHenry, Jr.—President and CEO of Solid Ground

Ethnic Cultural Theatre 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Doors open at 5:30pm. Come early, event expected to fill up quickly.

The trailer for the film is available here: http://www.pechara.com/
For questions, please contact clara.manahan@kingcounty.gov  

 

Company Team Building Opportunities

Build dates are now available during the week for company team building parties or community service. Please contact Tomasz Biernacki at 707-339-1144 or soundfoundationshomes@gmail.com to schedule a private team building event. Select weekdays are available for company team building events.  Saturdays are generally reserved for individual volunteer opportunities.
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We have a Facebook group to share photos and stories, ask questions and organize future work parties!

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December 19, 2018

 

No work party this Saturday

Greetings friends!

Thank you to all volunteers who helped us raise the new work tent.

We are now in the process of building out the new work tent and will not be hosting any tiny home builds until the tent is ready. I will continue to communicate with you on weekly basis but ask for your patience as we get ready for the next stage.  Please have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

December 6, 2018

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This Saturday, dec 8th is move in day!

Greetings friends!
Today our friend Sonia moved into her tiny home!  On Saturday four more camp residents will get their keys. We are almost done with constructions and need help breaking down the operation so we can set up the new tent.  Come be part of the special occasion!

Tasks for this Saturday include:
-Hang up more awnings
-Add railings and build additional stair cases
-Break down work tents
-Box up tools
-Get site ready for the new commercial grade giant tent.

Would you consider providing lunch for the volunteer group?  please coordinate with Michelle Gaither gaithermj@gmail.com or 206-300-6475

Please RSVP below if you plan joint the team this Saturday.

soundfoundationshomes@gmail.com

RSVP for this Saturday

November 16, 2018

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Weather is looking great for Nov 17th! 

Greetings friends!

We are making great progress towards finishing the 5 tiny homes.
The priories this Saturday, the 17th include:

Finish installing interior wall panels and trim.
Install doors.
Caulk and paint exterior walls and trim. (please dress accordingly)
Caulk and prime interior walls. (please dress accordingly)
Build staircases around the camp if time allows.

Needed Action Items: Awnings
We are in need of 15 awnings for the homes. There are many benefits of the awnings such as keeping rain from entering the homes when doors and windows are open, preventing moisture damage over time. (The homes get stuffy and the only way to ventilate is by opening up a window or door). They also serve as dry spot for the resident to have a little break outside. This summer we installed two as a test case and they are working out great!We currently need 15 awnings to finish the projectIf you would like to help us out with this, you can order a few of them for us on amazon here. We hope to have them up and installed before the weather gets really rough. Thank you all for the community support.

Lunch Volunteer?
Thank you to all the folks who provided lunch last week. We really appreciate your support. If anyone is interested in providing lunch to the hard working group this Saturday, please email me soundfoundationshomes@gmail.com

We look forward to working with you this weekend. Neighbors building a better future.

 

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Reminder:

Dress for the weather and plan to enjoy each other’s company!

The address is 9701 Myers Way S, Seattle, Wa 98108.
Parking lot is in the front. Carpooling encouraged.

All volunteers need to stop at the security office and sign in.
You will be directed to our building site.

Please remember that this is an occupied living space and we will be working near the residents homes.

There will be a brief orientation meeting to go over the build plan, safety and assign work duties for the day.

Thank you to the volunteers that are bringing tools and equipment.
Label/mark your tools with your name or an identifier. 

Porta potties on site.

We have compressors and a spider box on site for power. 

Thank you! YOU are making it happen, one house at a time!