A local family exiting homelessness into permanent housing is doing it with help from Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor). This afternoon, church volunteers moved a house full of donated furnishings to that family’s new home.
The program is a partnership with Mary’s Place, which helps homeless families. Tibbetts has helped homeless people in other ways over the years, and this is the first time they’ve collected donations to furnish a family’s new home.
When the call went out for donations, in fact, so many came in that after today, they expected to have a start on furnishings for the next family they’ll help.
When we stopped by, the volunteers were awaiting a rental truck they planned to load up with the furnishings for a special delivery to the family’s new home in Burien. One extra-special donation … a handmade sign reading WELCOME HOME: