West Seattle weekend scenes: Haiti crutches; Rebuilding Together

You may remember the request we published from Cathy on Wednesday – a call for crutches that will be shipped to Haiti when two physician friends head there this week. As of late today, not onliy did her driveway had the stack of crutches you see above; we talked to her by phone, and that was just the start of the second round: Cathy and her husband already had taken their friends a pickup jammed with dozens of donated crutches, and after we stopped for the photo, someone else supposedly was on the way with 16 more. Tonight’s the cutoff – if you have crutches to donate, you can drop them off in the driveway; the address is in our original story.

Yet another story of weekend giving: This group gathered at a West Seattle home on Saturday morning:

Those volunteers are from the Young Professionals Society of Rebuilding Together Seattle. Via Twitter, we happened onto word they were going to a West Seattle home on Saturday, helping its resident do some cleaning she can’t handle since she’s been diagnosed with cancer – outdoor work as well as indoors:

(We got to the worksite just as they were packing up, but they kindly shared photos they’d taken earlier.) You can find out more about RTS by going here (they have a “wish list” too).

2 Replies to "West Seattle weekend scenes: Haiti crutches; Rebuilding Together"

  • Christian Nossum January 31, 2010 (8:40 pm)

    As the President of the Young Professionals Society of Rebuilding Together Seattle, I thank you for stopping by the site yesterday. We had a blast helping out Delores. We have 2-3 more major house remodeling projects coming up in West Seattle on our big annual Rebuild Day on April 24th that we can always use experienced help on. If any of your awesome readers would like to volunteer, please have them contact us on our website at http://www.rtseattle.org/how_to_volunteer.php. Thanks again, and keep up the great work here on the WSB!

  • Margie Thirlby February 1, 2010 (11:05 am)

    Dear West Seattle Blog,

    Thank you for this great story on our organization! We hope to continue helping other homeowners in need, in your community.

    -Margie Thirlby
    Executive Director, Rebuilding Together Seattle

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