Money raised for homeless

Christine Davidson of the International District Rotary Club (on left) presents a check to Sharon Lee, executive director of the Low Income Housing Institute (center), to help homeless people living at Nickelsville.

The Seattle International District Rotary and the Seattle University Rotaract Club raised $9,400 to help homeless families and individuals living in Seattle’s Nickelsville, a homeless tent city located at 2020 S. Jackson Street. The property is owned by LIHI.

Since September of last year, up to 35 homeless men, women, and children sleep in tents and simple wood structures each night because emergency shelters are full and affordable housing is scarce.

Seattle University students in the Rotaract Club organized a Spring Banquet and Auction that brought in $5,000 for Nickelsville. Matching funds of $2,500 were donated by KeyBank Foundation.

Donations of food, flashlight batteries, camping supplies, and large garbage bags are being requested. (end)

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