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January 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm #601851
It is cold outside and I bet the residents of Nickelsville would love to have an additional blanket on these cold nights. And im sure the extra ones in your closet are more than welcomed and appriciated!! Hats scarves and gloves probably wouldnt be turned away either!!!:)January 15, 2012 at 5:58 pm #745090
don’t forget those small dustpan brooms..
it really helps to have something to brush the snow off of your tent…
and off your boots so the water doesn’t end up in your tentJanuary 16, 2012 at 12:29 am #745091
Snow is pretty and all and fun when it covers you, but, when you are forced to live outdoors, it sucks because it’s really just water and it soaks into your clothing and gets messy. You can never have enough clean dry socks in this weather.It’s hard to be cheerful when your socks and things get soaked.January 16, 2012 at 12:51 am #745092
Jiggers i even brought a big bag of worn mens socks that of course were clean but just so people could have something to get out of their wet cold ones. Friday night I took a couple of comforters down as well. Being outside in this cold 247 has to be so rough.January 16, 2012 at 7:41 am #745093
Did I read the original posting correctly, that there are kids 18 and under living outside in this weather?! It’s below freezing! Someone please let me know what I can do, more than blankets and socks (which are helpful, I know, but…) As a mom, I am heartbroken. Totally heartbroken. I’ll do anything within my means to directly help those children. Please reply.January 16, 2012 at 8:04 am #745094
It’s sad that there isn’t housing for homeless families, but it’s a reality. I understand that they don’t stay long at the camp, but it happens. Sometimes there might be shelter for the mother and kids but not the dad, so the family gets broken up. I guess being in the camp is better than sleeping under a bridge in this weather, but not much. We, as a society, should be able to do better than this. It is no longer important why, politically, it’s happening more and more. It’s happening, period. And it’s sad. Truly sad.January 16, 2012 at 12:06 pm #745095
Are there any businesses that have a collection bin for Nickelsville?January 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm #745096
hollyplace, not that I know of, but Nickelsville does take donations directly at their security tent.January 16, 2012 at 2:12 pm #745097
This is a great idea! Also, I was just at the United Way’s Community Resource Exchange on Friday, where I met some people from Redeeming Soles. This is an amazing charity that tries their hardest to provide warm footwear to Seattle’s homeless population. You should have seen the joy on people’s faces as they got a new pair of shoes! If anyone has waterproof or water-resistant shoes that are a little old but still good, please take them right along with you when you drop the blankets off to Nickelsville. Gently used or new warm socks were also a HUGE hit on Friday.January 16, 2012 at 2:16 pm #745098
undrgrndwmnMemberJanuary 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm #745099January 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm #745100
Thanks everyone, for thinking of my friends at Nickelsville during this time.
CC, since I’ve been away from Camp, other than a quick visit yesterday, I’m not sure of the status on the families.
Last I knew however, only the family with six kids was back in Camp, after being in a motel for several weeks.
The couple with the 11 year old, I believe, are out of Camp altogether, and the single mom with the 12 year old, and 18 year old sons had still been at a motel, but she wasn’t sure what there status would be after the first of the year, so I’m not sure where they are at this time.
MikeJanuary 16, 2012 at 3:59 pm #745101
mom is back in camp with her 12 year old..
there is a family of 5 ranging from about 3 to 16
there was also a toddler in camp yesterday.
They need any kind of waterproof shoes
we can’t bring them too many socks, gloves and hats since they get wet quickly and have to be changed.
people have no way to dry their wet clothes other than going up to the laundromat…
they also need…
instant works for more people.. but there are a couple of coffee pots that can use) ground beans…
hot chocolate mix
hot cider mix
individual cans of protein…
(the dollar store has potted meats 3/$1, vienna sausage 2/$1, peanut butter single serves 3/$1
noodles soups, etc that can be made with hot water
they need wood in 18″ chunks or smaller.
dry wood is better.. but green will still burn.
we are currently looking for someone with a chain saw so that we can harvest a couple of downed trees…
but more than that..
they need to know they aren’t forgotten
if you can make it down the hill
go say hello.
the kids made a great snowman in the back.January 16, 2012 at 4:18 pm #745102January 16, 2012 at 4:44 pm #745103
There is a security tent at the parking lot entrance that is manned sporadically. If you have a cell phone, you can call the main tent and ask for securirty to let you in, or holler over the berm and ask that someone get a security person.
I understand there is also a mom with a 17 yr old daughter and possibly 18 yr old son on the east side of camp.January 16, 2012 at 4:51 pm #745104
Is this possible/doable?
Get NV peeps to put wet clothing in garbage bags with name on it – only IF volunteers can pick up bags and take them to home or laundry mat to dry everything?
And I noted that all arterials are in great shape, so no worries getting there and back this AM.
Just a thought. If it’s doable for you, go for it.
Hmmm, thinking about what Jigs has reminded us of, so… Maybe one more thought. ;)
The NV’ers might do better if their cores (torso) are dry and warm, as well as their heads, to prevent hypothermia. Those are the two areas which are imperative to protect. Our bodies lose the most heat there so multiple layers which keep that interior layer dry are essential.
Godspeed.January 16, 2012 at 5:31 pm #745105
LibSiv.. why only 18? any human being at any age living outdoors with no shelter right now, its inhumane. Hypothermia and catching pneumonia are very high risk.January 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm #745106
I have more access to child-related items than I do adult items, like clothing and shoes my child has outgrown, etc. That’s all. I wanted to see if there were kids of similar ages/sizes who might benefit from that plus anything else they might need that I have to give.January 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm #745107
Copy that LibSiv! The snowpocalypse is going to continue late today and worsen current conditions. I wish I had kleets to wear…..:(January 16, 2012 at 6:32 pm #745108
the only way to find out what the kids in the camp need is to go talk with their moms…
however.. anything you take down in the way of warm clothing will either get used now by the kids and small adults in camp or will be saved for use by the moms who have yet to check into camp.
ages range from 10 months to 18January 16, 2012 at 6:36 pm #745109January 16, 2012 at 7:33 pm #745110
Is anyone headed down there today? I live in Morgan junction and have a handful of fleece coats, warm socks and a couple of sleeping bags I would like to send.January 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm #745111
I was also thinking that maybe sportsbags or large backpacks might be useful for carrying clothes and blankets on the bus to and from the laundry mat.January 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm #745112January 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm #745113
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