Fremont

a woman holding up a newspaper while standing on the sidewalk
Sabina was having a hard day yesterday, someone stole a stack of her papers, about (60) in total, a cost to her of $36. Vendors purchase the paper for .60 cents, making $1.40 with each paper sold. We want to raise $36 to cover her cost and then another $36 to surprise her! We can pay the $72 directly to REAL CHANGE who will put the funds on her account. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=55A435EZG7UN8
a black and white photo of a man with a beard wearing a beanie hat
10 weeks ago Benny spent 7 days in the hospital with a collapsed lung and 6 broken ribs. Two men maced him till he fell to the ground where they repeatedly kicked him. He screamed for help till folks came and called 911. Benny is so very BEAUTIFUL, the way that people living homeless are treated is often so very UGLY! As an artist Benny does many things and is hoping to capture it all on a web-page. We would like to raise $200 to purchase a Samsung Galaxy Tab. UPDATE $304.17 has been raised!!!
a black and white photo of a woman in front of a tent smiling at the camera
It's easy to miss a person's inner beauty when they are homeless, to miss that they are someone's daughter, or someone's mom, or just that they are super-sensitive, or super-smart, or super-WONDERFUL. Jamie at 23 years old is all of those things living homeless. Open yourself to the "Just Say Hello" CHALLENGE, commit to saying hello to someone you don't know at least once a day, turn a stranger into a friend and watch your life fill with the beauty of relationships!
a black and white photo of a woman smiling at the camera with her eyes closed
Sabina has sold the REAL CHANGE street newspaper for about 5 years, she sells out front of the Fremont Starbucks most days from 9:30-3, if you see her, please let her know how wonderful she is. Sabina is back living outside, she is on waiting list after waiting list for housing. We told her maybe the community could raise 4-day's worth of motel stay, to be used when weather turned wet and cold, or when she just needed a break. The Paypal link has been pulled raising $400 has been reached!
a man and woman standing in the back of a van
A few days ago Ian & Becky asked if I would visit them in Fremont at the van that is their home; after hugs and catching up Ian handed me two rolls of cash, one was $20 that he wanted us to buy bus-tickets for folks that come to our office, the other was $20 to send to a charity helping those in Texas suffering from the flooding. It is an extremely humbling experience to except cash from people with nearly nothing, that they want to give as a gift to those that are not much worse off.
a man sitting in a chair next to a guitar and microphone on top of a table
We are hoping to raise $600 for Dzy to help cover costs already incurred and help move him forward! https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=LX_wFQjHtdyR6yMYT3Pco0JEqln6V0ypTG3IrEnjTt8T0ECZ1vpPZYL1OCXcpnDgq-CqjG To date the expenses are: (2) nights motel rest before recording - $190 (4) hours rent of practice room - $80 (2) nights motel to begin detox from heroin - $210 guitar strings and slide - $36.66 throat medication and tea for voice - $19.39
an old man with white hair and beards is looking at the camera while he's in black and white
Mark Rice was born January 25, 1950 and on February 21st at the intersection of Franklin Ave East and East Blaine he died of natural causes at the age of 67 years old. PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING Wheel & Women in Black on Wednesday, March 8th, from noon to 1 PM outside the Seattle Justice Center (5th/Cherry) where they will stand to honor and remember 22 beloved and not-forgotten people, one of which is our friend Mark Rice.
UPDATE: We have pulled the Paypal link as we have exceeded our goal of paying for David & Trevor's needed lice treatment. This post was put up last night and $1,808.93 has been donated, WOW! They also will need new clothing, 2 new sleeping bags and 2 new three person tents. Trevor needs to replace his rain-jacket size L, shirts size L, jeans 32x32, trail type boots size 16. David's pants are size 32x32, shirt size M, shoes 9 1/2 - 10. They both need underwear, socks, and a baseball cap. 10/26 Sleeping Bag, Socks, Tent, Head Louse, Sleeping Bags, Last Night, Baseball Cap, Size 16
UPDATE: We have pulled the Paypal link as we have exceeded our goal of paying for David & Trevor's needed lice treatment. This post was put up last night and $1,808.93 has been donated, WOW! They also will need new clothing, 2 new sleeping bags and 2 new three person tents. Trevor needs to replace his rain-jacket size L, shirts size L, jeans 32x32, trail type boots size 16. David's pants are size 32x32, shirt size M, shoes 9 1/2 - 10. They both need underwear, socks, and a baseball cap. 10/26
a man sitting in the back of a truck with an electric guitar next to him
If you see Tim in the Fremont neighborhood, say something kind to him, you'll be glad you did, he's a super friendly person. Hang in there Tim, your sweetLOVE Nicol was a very beautiful person and so are you; a community size LOVE to you. Fremont neighborhood 7/11/16
a black and white photo of a man with a beard wearing a beanie hat
Our goodGOOD friend Benny the STONE DANCER is moving to Hawaii on 12/28, there's a goodbye gathering in Fremont at the http://outlanderbrewing.com/ on 12/22, this Tuesday at 6:00 PM. Benny hopes to be staying at a hostel in Lahaina until he can get on his feet, http://lahainaslastresort.aimeesparadise.com/. If you want to help start him off you can contribute to this Paypal link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=N4NJ3QA452LKW Fremont 12/21/2015
an old man wearing a hoodie looks into the distance with his eyes wide open
Preacher John's legs have all but quit working, so he spend his days outside Roxy's and sleeps at Edward Jones office in Fremont. We posted about getting him into a motel last week, the HinS community responded with $700. He now has about a 2 week stay at an extended stay at a motel in Everett. Help needed: A male nurse who can help him shower. A new pair of XL sweatpants and a sweatshirt. Warm food. Take to get temporary Identification. Call with questions:206-632-7299 Fremont 10/9/2015
a black and white photo of a park bench
Three days ago there were dividers on this bench, they were placed there specifically to prevent someone without a home from sleeping under the available roof cover. Today they were removed by the city of Seattle and we just want to say THANK YOU! Please send a quick email or phone call to the Mayor's office and to our city council-members, especially Mike O'Brien, in THANKS for this correction. Fremont 11/3/2015
an old man with long white hair and beard sitting on a bench looking off into the distance
Many of you know Preacher John, he's been a dear friend here on the Homeless in Seattle page from the start. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.508395639205684.122299.172003812844870&type=3 John's legs are failing him, he gets around now in a wheel chair, spending his time sitting in front of Roxy's Diner and sleeping at night on the porch of a friendly business. We raised $250 for him to stay at a motel for 2 days. Fremont 11/1/2015
a black and white photo of a bench with two boxes on it's back
This is the covered bench in Fremont where Homeless in Seattle first began to meet folks struggling through homelessness. This is the same bench that Dinkus McGank slept on for two years, a bench than saved his life with the little bit of roof cover; a place that provided him the time to get into housing. Yesterday I found these dividers bolted to the bench to prevent someone in need from sleeping there. WHY? Why are we doing this? Fremont 10/31/2015
two people standing in front of a building with large stacks of rocks on the ground
For those of you who frequent Fremont, you know Benny the Stone Dancer, he creates stone sculptures. This coming Sunday 1:00-3:00 he will be holding a gathering for his friend Selvin who passed away three weeks ago. Benny is in need of a laptop, his was taken. In addition to being an artist, he is a musician, he is a writer, and a poet.Please dropOFF or shipTO: Facing Homelessness 1415 NE 43rd Street, Seattle WA 98105. 206-632-7299. Fremont 10/28/2015