Followup: Merrill Gardens-Admiral bus ‘stuffed’ for Nickelsville

Followup from Nichole at Merrill Gardens-Admiral Heights (WSB sponsor) – residents and other community members succeeded in “stuffing the bus” with donations for Nickelsville residents of all ages last Saturday. We brought you an in-progress update here; Nichole sent followup photos today, including the “stuffed bus” above and this next pic of someone who also deserves a nod – resident council leader Richard Matteo, who played a big organization role too and was out that cold morning collecting cash donations at the coffee/cocoa/cookies table:

Right after they finished collecting at 4 pm, as it was already getting dark, they drove the bus down to the encampment (West Marginal Way SW/Highland Park Way) and unloaded everything that had been donated:

(P.S. The neighborhood closest to Nickelsville will be talking about it tomorrow night – Highland Park Action Committee has Nickelsville on the agenda again, 7 pm Wednesday at the Highland Park Improvement Club building, 12th/Holden.) Meantime – tons of holiday giving going on all over West Seattle this season – hooray for everyone’s generosity! We’ve listed some of the opportunities on the Holidays page, and there’s more in the pipeline – please let us know if you have a drive going on, or a request to share.

6 Replies to "Followup: Merrill Gardens-Admiral bus 'stuffed' for Nickelsville"

  • JoB December 6, 2011 (8:03 pm)

    i was in camp yesterday and heard how very much that busload was appreciated.

  • nichole December 6, 2011 (9:12 pm)

    JoB id really like to meet you. The nature of my job has me out of the building a lot (doing really fun stuff w residents) but I am on site every Friday 1- 430 coaching wii bowling team and throwing happy hour but I can multitask and chat. Would really like it if you stopped by.

  • Linda Bianchi December 7, 2011 (10:11 am)

    Really proud of my brother, Richard Matteo, for all his efforts to help the residents of Nickelsville.

  • Tony Lewis December 7, 2011 (12:40 pm)

    Richard is my Uncle and God Father, good job uncle Lee I love and mss you.

  • JoB December 7, 2011 (6:10 pm)

    i will try to make it by 4:30.

  • MP December 7, 2011 (7:00 pm)

    Great job to all who organized this! We brought bags of items donated by our customers who wanted to help. I specifically focused on items for the kids at the camp :)

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