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Weblog of Seattle minister to the homeless Rick Reynolds, Operation Nightwatch

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Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

Caring for human beings seems like the best use of my time, homeless or not.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Homeless Family Move -- this Sunday the 28th

OK, I’m a bit of a knucklehead, but I have so many friends bail me out. . . . Here’s another opportunity.

Sunday afternoon we’re packing the truck for a homeless family moving to Spokane. They’ve been in transitional housing for the past 16 months. Nightwatch friends have helped them with furniture, trips to the Puyallup fair, the initial hotel room, car repairs. It has been a truly miraculous saga, which included emergency carotid artery surgery for Dad.

We’re looking for able bodies from about 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. There are a bunch of stairs, some heavy furniture, likely aggravation. Who’s in? J

Email me at You are the best.

If you can’t make it and want to contribute to the costs of the truck and driver, gas fare, and incidentals, let me know. I’ve collected some. Need about $300 more at this point.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Homeless Family? Not now.

They were living in their car when I met them in November, 2008. Nightwatch put them into a hotel room. The YWCA followed with temporary housing. Facebook friends and Nightwatch board members got them furniture.

Phil & Cathy and their four kids are moving into their own subsidized permanent apartment on March 1st, 2010. Just one problem: it's in Spokane.

So, who wants to match my $50? I figure $500 for the rental truck and driver, gas for both vehicles. Let me know if you want to help out. We need some muscle too, at both ends. If you have Spokane connections, shout out.

Yippee! So happy for them all. Thanks to all the people who showered Christmas gifts and baby-sitting too.