Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Child's Perspective on Homelessness

Kim Ahern and son Jack, 9, lived at Nickelsville, only tent city in King County that allows children on a long-term basis, as she searched for housing after moving to Seattle in April 2010.  Watch the video.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Out of Options Family Lives in Vehicle

Here is a link to a Seattle Times video. It is a great story on how transitional housing programs like Vision House Jacob's Well make a difference. Watch the video and please continue to spread the word that kids shouldn't be homeless, find ways to get involved and be prepared to lend a hand on the Jacob's Well project. >> Watch the Video

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Building Hope One Board at a Time

 Jacob’s Well Dessert Fundraiser
Purpose: Money raised will help build the beautiful Jacob's Well housing complex for homeless children and mothers in Shoreline. You can fund a bedroom for a homeless child! Or a kitchen or a living room!
 Date: Saturday, October 16th
Time: 7 – 8:30 PM
Location: Aurora Church of the Nazarene
1900 N. 175th St. Shoreline, WA 98133
RSVP: You may rsvp one of the following ways:
Phone: 425-228-6356

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Before and After! Thanks CommunitySERVE Volunteers!

What is CommunitySERVE Day?

It's the local church REACHING out to our community TOGETHER to share God's love in practical ways:
• Assisting families who need help repairing their homes• Helping teachers set-up their classrooms for the fall• Improving under-resourced schools with painting and landscaping• Other great opportunities
CommunitySERVE Day brought churches of different denomination, size, and tradition together to put faith into action. Partnering churches include: Eastside Foursquare, Northshore Baptist and Overlake Christian Church...working together to show the care and compassion of Jesus for people in the communities of Bothell, Kenmore, Kirkland, Redmond and Woodinville.
See all of the pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/visionhouse/




Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Concrete slab is being poured!

The concrete slab is being poured for the Jacob's Well complex in Shoreline! 

We're one step closer to serving homeless kids and moms in this beautiful facility.  

Thanks to Graham Contracting, Stoneway Concrete and Ralph's Concrete Pumping for their hard work and contributions in helping us build a safe, loving place where homeless and abused moms and kids can restore their lives.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Slab prep done and ready for the concrete pour!

Thanks to incredible volunteers working tirelessly, we are a few steps closer to housing homeless moms and kids. Thanks volunteers! We appreciate you! Slab preparation is complete and we are ready to pour the foundation floor.

There has been a slight delay in construction for now. The fire department is requiring a second fire hydrant on site before they will allow us to start framing. So volunteers will be working this weekend on clearing and mulching the slope on the west side of the property to prepare it for planting this fall or next spring.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Work Party Reminder for Tomorrow.

Don't forget the work party and free catered lunch tomorrow, August 7th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on the Jacob's Well site in Shoreline. Let us know if you can lend a hand! visionhouse1@comcast.net. Thanks!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Volunteer Opportunities Saturday, August 7th

Join our volunteer work party and free lunch this Saturday, August 7th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on the Jacob's Well site in Shoreline. RSVP to Kristis@vision-house.org or 425-228-6356. Bring shovels and gloves. Thanks!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Vision House + Pepsi = $250,000

Vote today and every day for the month of August. The project with the most votes wins $250,000! You can also text 101786 to Pepsi (73774).