Democrats take a truckload of donations to Tent City 3

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Cindy Jay and Maryn Wynne with a truck load of donations 

On Saturday, December 3, 2011, the 32nd District Democrats delivered a truckload of food, clothing and blankets to Tent City 3, currently located at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Shoreline.

State Senator Maralyn Chase unloading the truck at Tent City 3

The truck was unloaded by residents of Tent City and volunteers with the 32nd District. Senator Maralyn Chase was warmly greeted. Tent City residents were thrilled to met the senator and gave her a tour of their facilities.

Cindy Jay, Maryn Wynne, Sen. Maralyn Chase
listening to a Tent City 3 leader

Collections have been taking place since the arrival of Tent City 3 to Shoreline in October. The 32nd District Dems will continue to take collections of warm clothing, blankets, and high protein food that does not require refrigeration.

Contact Maryn Wynne if you wish to donate.  Maryn says, "If we all give a little it adds up to a lot."


Anonymous,  December 4, 2011 at 5:51 PM  

Did they have a place to store a truckload of food, clothing and blankets? Doesn't organize that to make sure they can, especially since they have to move everything come January when they'll be hosted by Seattle Pacific University in Queen Anne?

Anonymous,  December 6, 2011 at 11:51 AM  

Realizing the last thing Tent City residents would need is stuff they don't need I made a prior visit to inquire about their exact needs. We specifically collected the type of warm clothing items requested. I went through all the donated items, sorted, bagged and labeled them for easier use onsite. I also weeded out less useful things such as pantyhose and shorts. When we arrived they put the food in the food tent. Residents took the bags of clothing-I'm not quite sure where they put them. They did tell me that anything they are unable to use goes to Nicklesville.

A representative of Share/Wheel was onsite with the dental trailer. She mentioned one of the current needs is toothbrushes. My son and I will take about 50 toothbrushes to the site today.

There are a couple of needs lists here at Share/Wheel, and here,

Of course the best thing is to go down and ask. About 100 people live there and their needs change with varying conditions. It is a welcoming community also doing their best to be good neighbors.

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