Thursday, September 23, 2010

Vision House Jacob's Well Receives $266,000 Grant

The HEDCO Foundation recently provided the Vision House Jacob's Well project in Shoreline, Washington with a $266,000 contribution. The Foundation asked that dollars be earmarked to the development of the sewers, waterline extension and storm drainage. This is great news since the lack of an on-site fire hydrant and waterline has delayed the framing portion of the project. 

In exchange for the generous contribution, the Jacob's Well group is honored to acknowledge the gift by naming the on-site community and service center after the foundation. "We are very excited about this generous grant! As you can imagine, asking contributors to help install sewers and other infrastructure improvements is a tough sell!" joked Susan Camerer, Vision House Executive Director. "We are thrilled to be moving forward and now our next big push will be to raise the funds needed to purchase the lumber to begin framing the building." 

More information about the Jacob's Well project and the upcoming dessert fundraising event October 16th at 7:00 PM can be found here: Building Hope One Board at a Time!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sleepless in Shoreline

Women Helping Women: Shoreline “Sleep-Out”
Turning tents into homes
Fri. Sept 24, 7pm – Sat. Sept 25, 8am

Shoreline Covenant Church
1330 N. 185th St.
Shoreline, WA  --  206-542-1050

Women and friends of Shoreline Covenant Church are turning tents into homes for women and children in Shoreline by raising money to buy lumber for Jacob's Well-a transitional housing complex, being constructed by Vision-House, for homeless women and children. Contact the church to bring your tent and pledges from friends, neighbors, family and co-workers and spend one night in solidarity with our sisters who struggle every night to find a safe and dry and warm place to sleep with their kids. We will end on Saturday morning with breakfast served at 8am!
We will "sleep-out" in our tents in the church parking lot and raise at least $4,000 in pledges. We have a donor willing to match that dollar for dollar, so if forty women participate and each raise $100 (that's only ten people giving $10 or twenty-five people each "buying" one $4 board), we can turn $4,000 into $8,000 and make a serious dent in the $160,000 Vision House needs to frame Jacob's Well before winter.

You can pledge $4 a board or you can make a flat donation in any amount. Make checks to Shoreline Covenant Church, note “Shoreline Sleep-Out” in the memo line. To donate online visit and scroll down to the bottom of the page to “other amount” and make a note in the comments field with “Shoreline Sleep-Out”.

Call Pastor Erika at 206-542-1050 or email

Together we can help some of our most hidden and
vulnerable homeless: moms and kids!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Labor Day Volunteers

What a perfect way to spend Labor Day... laboring!! All volunteers are welcome on the Jacob’s Well site in Shoreline MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th from 9:00am – 1:00pm to help with placing wiring up the job shack. You will need a shovel and a pair of work gloves. Please let us know if you are able to help. Lunch provided! (Map and directions on the lower, right hand side of this page.)