Caption: Fred (seated in the ballcap) and his friends.
FRED’S RETIREMENT PARTY
After several years with Sound Transit and the railroad, Fred decided that the best way to celebrate his retirement was to build a tiny home with his friends and former co-workers. You can see Fred’s “community” above in front of “Big Tree”, our 375th home.
COUNCIL MEMBER ANDREW LEWIS BUILDS AT THE HOPE FACTORY
Caption: Andrew is all a blur as he proves that “Mississippi” is an action verb.
Seattle City Council Member Andrew Lewis and his colleague Tim spent much of last Saturday building and tilting up a tiny home at The Hope Factory. CM Lewis, who is passionate about ending homelessness in Seattle and a great advocate for tiny home villages, told us that he is looking forward to building more tiny homes with us “as the political climate around tiny homes is changing.”
Thanks Andrew. We’ll save a hammer for you .
Look what we received in the mail this week:
“ Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am writing to you from France to express my admiration and respect for your association “The Hope Factory”. I discovered you in a report on Seattle from France 5 TV. I was very moved by your initiative to build small homes for the homeless. Thanks to you, people suffer less and regain hope in life. What you are doing is so beautiful. I thank you for that. All this is done with love and sincerity, for the sole purpose of helping others. May the Lord reward you for all your efforts. He’s probably very satisfied with you. I wish you the very best in the future and all those you help. Be blessed. I love you very much.
~Mr. Issam R.”
I don’t think we could have said it any better. Thanks Issam! If you didn’t see the show, here is the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
AROUND THE HOPE FACTORY THIS WEEK
Saturday, June 24: Arjun leads Part 2 of his Eagle Scout project at The Hope Factory.
July 1-8: The Hope Factory will be closed for our biannual break. (A special newsletter will come out on July 5th with just the SignUpGenius for the following week.)
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED THIS WEEK
- Our “regulars “who are the heart and soul of our organization.
- “New Crew” members: Suprita, James, Milo, Liam and Kathy.
- Our wonderful groups: Isso Seva, Arjun’s Scout Troop, Tibbetts Church, Fuel Talent (first time), and Fred’s Retirement Party
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