SPOKANE IN THE HOUSE!
Caption: Members of the Spokane delegation join forces with Sound Foundations NW to learn how to build a tiny home.
Last month, Rick Clark travelled to Seattle from Spokane to deliver a motivational speech to the Young Men’s Service League. While he was in town, he spent an extra day building with us at The Hope Factory.
Rick saw right away how our tiny home construction system could be used to help the homeless in Spokane. Within a month, he spoke to A LOT of people in Spokane, and came back to us last weekend to learn how to do it.
On Sunday, Rick brought a delegation from Spokane learn how to build on our jig system. Then on Monday, the delegation went out into the tiny home villages with LIHI to learn that part of the system. We are proud to be able to share our construction system zip file with Spokane and now three more cities: Louisville, KY, Boulder CO, and Clarksville, TN. This makes a total of 27 cities that have our system.
ANOTHER VIP VISIT
Also this week, Diana Phibbs, Chief of Staff to King County Council President Dave Upthegrove visited The Hope Factory. Here’s what she had to say about her visit:
“I really enjoyed seeing your amazing work and the incredible, efficient process you have put in place! Your compassion towards those you seek to help is obvious and it is clear that your volunteers walk away feeling that their time has been well spent.”
MORE FEEDBACK FROM KCRHA’S FIVE YEAR PLAN
From Erica Barnett of Publicola.com:
It’s amazing how much the article reads like our response to the Five Year Plan.
Speaking of which, here are links to the two Implementation Board meetings with public comment on the Five Year Plan:
Meeting #1: January 2023: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Meeting #2: February 2023: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
According to the video from the second meeting, KCRHA will take the feedback and make changes to the Five Year Plan during the months of February, March, and April. The KCRHA Implementation Board and Governing Board will then vote on the revised Five Year Plan in May.
In the meantime, we will keep on building tiny homes.
AROUND THE HOPE FACTORY THIS WEEK
Caption: Hayden tells his version of “Storytime” to his Scout buddies as part of his Eagle Scout project.
As your representative of SFNW and as a part of Mayor Harrell’s Transition Team on Housing and Homelessness, Barb has been invited to the Mayor’s State of the City address this Tuesday, February 21st.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED THIS WEEK
- Our “regulars” who are the heart and soul of our organization
- “New Crew” members: Jeff, Scott, Mary, Jake, and Feiyang.
- Our wonderful groups: Epiphany Church, the Spokane Delegation, and Windermere South (Burien: first time).
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