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January 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm #745114January 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm #745115
I have 30 +/- cans of a protein/nutritional powder (a medical food). Super, expensive stuff; my daughter’s regimen has changed, and I was thinking it could be used to supplement at NV.
Any ideas?January 16, 2012 at 10:23 pm #745116
Goods delivered! Much appriciated!! We walked all through camp and people were in good spirits. Our guide told me about how all the downtown shelters are bed bug ridden and lots of staff infections. He is thankful to have the safe community that is nickelsville.January 16, 2012 at 10:48 pm #745117
I have two electric chain saws. I will donate one. Who wants to pick it up?January 16, 2012 at 10:51 pm #745118January 16, 2012 at 11:30 pm #745119January 17, 2012 at 1:26 am #745120
they can’t use the chain saws in camp
so the wood has to cut into smaller 18″ or less chunks before it is delivered…
my understanding is that while most electric chain saws are more than adequate for home pruning.. they generally don’t have the power and/or blade length for sustained log cutting.
if yours does i would be more than happy to pick it up.
we currently know of three downed trees that can be cut up and delivered to Nickelsville.
We have access to a truck and manpower but are could still use a chainsaw made for this kind of work..January 17, 2012 at 2:38 am #745121
Two friends and I delivered 10 trays of baked lasagna and some rolls, milk, water and chocolate chip cookies yesterday during the snow. Probably about 70 people came out of the tents. Yes, there are children back at the camp. They are in dire need of firewood, as they were recently burning pallets, which they use to keep their tents up from the mud. The canned goods with protein are ideal because the rats can’t get into the canned goods and they do use the fire to warm the canned food in their pots. Delivering is easy to the camp and they are grateful for anything and everything, but warm food and firewood are critical right now. Thanks to all who are so caring.January 17, 2012 at 4:50 am #745122
Adelle! You found it ( the blog) yay!! The guys i talked with today all raved about your lasagne!! They are so thankful for the foid and the caring people who give!!January 17, 2012 at 7:14 am #745123
Is anyone from the area of 35th and Avalon going to Nicklesville on Tuesday? I have some blankets and socks. My car doesn’t do snow. Please email me at kld963-at-gmail-dot-com.January 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm #745124
In reply to cclarue’s post 28… MRSA runs rampant in homeless shelters. Shelters in King County are very dirty. Anyone visited DESC before? I’ll give you a pat on the back if you can make it up in their elevator to the check-in counter without vomiting. I haven’t heard of any case were bed bugs spread viruses, but they can cause infections to your skin. You wake up with nice red pimple on your leg were they’ve been sucking. Those who have weak immune systems and have other multiple disabilities who are homeless, are more suceptable in aquiring new illneses because they are at high risk of the unhealthiness in those shelters whether it’s from no housekeeping to just plin unhealthy human beings who don’t care if they give their germs to you. TB also runs amok because there are people always coughing and you are breathing the same air as they are. You don’t know who has TB, but I know what ethnic group carries it round the most. My doctor told me. Some people don’t have options regardless because they are medically compramised by a natural disabilty. What’s funny is that even people who have their own place are dirty, dirty dirty…January 17, 2012 at 6:34 pm #745125
Hauled out my electric chain saw this morning but the adjustment screw is bent so I can’t tighten the chain. I got the gas version running briefly but there’s no guarantee that it’ll run when I get to the wood supply that Too much whine is providing.
Kootchman: I’d be glad to use your extra. If you e mail Joanne at brayden dot com she’ll give you my cell # and we can link up.January 17, 2012 at 8:34 pm #745126
I heard you aren’t even allowed to use those mini gased generators to heat your tent up at NV. WTF! This isn’t a boyscout outing. This real life and death we are talking bout. I can’t use a small generator to keep my space warm?January 17, 2012 at 8:50 pm #745127
I have to say the people at Nickelsville are sooo thankful and appreciative of everything us,who donate or volunteer do for them or food we bring. Everybody’s help is appreciated. Right now more than ever. I must depend on others for transportation or I’d be there with at least hot coffee & cocoa but have to settle for my Saturdays trips. I’m glad so many want to do something to help. Until people go there and take the tour they can’t begin to imagine what their concerns are.Thanks (for Nickelsville) for the wood project.January 17, 2012 at 9:39 pm #745128
It is a 3.5 hp…. they don’t last as long as gas….but it works on logs, pallets, and I have felled two trees with it. I am heading to True Value to get a new, sharp, chain.January 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm #745129
Jiggers: Most generators produce carbon monoxide — odorless invisible gas that will kill you. I don’t know specifically what kind of generator you are talking about, but the CO emissions is why they are generally banned for indoor use, along with stoves and any other appliance that burns fuel to generate heat or light.January 17, 2012 at 10:17 pm #745130
I just delivered a 6.5 HP Max pro generator to the camp along with 5 gallons of gas and some extra spark plugs, extension cords and an ocillating space heater. They know to run the generator well away from the structures and leave it in the open. The extension cords can allow them to have the heater inside the main food serving tent where they eat. Also took some little ‘Christmas lights’ so they can have some illumination at night (was all I had handy). If folks can help me keep them filled up with gas, this should last them a long time. I’m sure they could use additional ones towards the back of the camp where the security tent is, too. Being able to plug in a light would be wonderful. They all mentioned that firewood is their main need, especially with weather that is predicted. Thanks to all who care! p.s. A group called ‘Sack Lunch’ had just delivered a warm meal, salad and oranges to them.January 17, 2012 at 10:22 pm #745131
Is firewood still needed at NV? Any other unmet priorities? My husband and I want to do what we can, and we may be able to bring some things over today.January 17, 2012 at 10:50 pm #745132
FIREWOOD !!! Their number one need today! That would be so great. See my post just above yours…was just there today and that’s what they really need.January 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm #745133
Delivered more warm blankets, coats, gloves, etc. too, not that they can’t always stockpile them, but firewood is the main need. They are down to burning parts of pallets and also some greenery from fir trees…very small limbs. Thanks so much!January 17, 2012 at 11:08 pm #745134
I wonder…I usually just get firewood from the supermarket, but I don’t use very much and surely NV’s need is greater than that. I know there are places where it can be bought in quantity but don’t really know anything about them. Does anyone have any recommendations?January 17, 2012 at 11:12 pm #745135
There’s a bunch of firewood for sale in front of the QFC. I don’t know the price.January 17, 2012 at 11:15 pm #745136
Firewood is their only source of heat, for themselves and for cooking, so they have the fire going pretty much all the time when they can. They can stockpile it if they end up getting multiple deliveries. Any amount… any time… is appreciated by them. As of today at about 2:00 they were down to not much of anything to burn.January 17, 2012 at 11:25 pm #745137
There is a posting on Seattle Craig’s list about free firewood…does anyone have the ability to collect this wood? I would help pay for the cost of gas to get someone up there to grab this wood, but don’t have the ability myself….January 18, 2012 at 1:05 am #745138
Just delivered a wagon-load of decent firewood, maybe a quarter of a cord. I picked it up from a business down in burien. The owner helped me load it up and several NV residents unloaded it with me. It looks to me like there’s enough at NV for a day or two, at most, unless there’s a pile I couldn’t see. This will obviously be an ongoing critical need. I can’t afford to purchase a whole cord, but if I can round up some additional donors, I can probably get it delivered next time, meaning I won’t be restricted to what I can fit in my wagon. Hope everyone is safe and warm tonight.
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