Can you swing a hammer? Sign up to help build housing for homeless moms and kids

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Framing Kick-off for Vision House/Jacob’s Well 
Saturday April 2, 2011 at 9 am,
19630 20th Ave NE, Shoreline WA 98155

The ceremony will begin with the leads of construction taking the 150+ volunteers and raising the first framed set of walls for the building that will later hold 20 housing units, child care center, after school space and crisis center to help homeless mothers and children restore their lives.

Sign up to help on any Saturday in April, enjoy continental breakfast and mingle with the folks who will be building hope, one board at a time! Help to create a place so there will be “no homeless kids”.

Vision House, along with Habitat for Humanity and several other organizations, churches, businesses and individuals, are all coming together to build Jacob’s Well.

Kelly Morgan, Habitat for Humanity Construction Project Coordinator, says “This is probably the largest volunteer-driven build our community has ever seen.”

On each weekend of April, 150+ volunteers are needed at the site of Jacob’s Well to start the framing of the building.

Volunteer jobs include actual hands-on framing work, as well as cooking and serving food, handling volunteer registration on site, taking photographs, etc.

This is the website for registering: NoHomelessKids 

With the extreme setbacks in the economy over the past few years, the Vision House Jacob’s Well team has had to re-think how to build the facility. With many typical funding sources unavailable, and our commitment to building our complexes debt-free, the project has been divided into several phases and is being built in a step-by-step, pay-as-you-go process, just like the very first Vision House complex that was built in the mid 1990s.

Dozens of community groups, businesses, churches and individuals are supporting various parts of the project with volunteer labor, in-kind contributions and funding. Throughout 2011, volunteer groups led by professional construction workers, will be building the first of the two Jacob’s Well complexes.

About Vision House

Vision House is a Christian-based non-profit providing transitional housing, child care and support services to homeless mothers and their children, and separately to men recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. Since Vision House began in 1990, more than 700 homeless children, women and men have received housing and support services to assist them in achieving independence and self sufficiency.

Vision House owns and operates four transitional housing facilities and a child care center in south King County. In March 2010, Vision House broke ground in Shoreline on a housing complex for homeless children and mothers. The Vision House Jacob’s Well facility will include 20 housing units, a child care center, counseling offices and program space. Visit the website for more information,


Anonymous,  March 31, 2011 at 9:21 AM  

The NoHomelessKids link is wrong - just click on it then delete the / and preceding space, then it will work :)

DKH March 31, 2011 at 9:30 AM  

It worked when I tested it, but I changed it since it didn't work for you.

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