Solid Ground



I have a family member in the Seattle area who is homeless. And there are countless others like them! I’ve been looking around and thinking about how to make a difference in this area. It turns out there are lots of wonderful resources out there. Not all of them are linked here, but many are. The ones that make an immediate difference are short term shelter projects, food banks, and a local meal program. Then there are advocacy groups, health and wellness projects, a gardening project with a work trade program, and home financing and retention assistance. Awesome!

Some of the issues Solid Ground deals with head-on are problems in our community that stem from domestic violence, racism, and mental illness. Many members of our community of the Greater Seattle Area contribute volunteer hours, money, and resources to lend assistance to fellow humans in a time of need.

If you are interested in donating your time and resources, the requirements and time commitment can be very reasonable – often 2-3 hours a week or month. You can even sign up to be on call for infrequent one-off events or delivery needs. But all volunteers must attend an orientation.

That’s why I’m posting this now! The next orientation is this Saturday, June 11!!!

Here’s the link
Solid Ground Volunteer Orientation

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Solid Ground, Cheryl Cobbs Murphy Room, 1501 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103 (view map »)
Price: Free

RVSP: nicoleb@solid-ground.org

It’s a great chance to learn more about Solid Ground and the services they provide, their involvement in the community, and the volunteer opportunities they offer.

Seattle is my home. I want all of our fellow citizens to get that poverty is an injustice, not earned. And it is a form of discrimination. And it doesn’t have to exist. Will you stand with me?


  1. Paige Tamar says:

    A thousand times yes. Beautifully put and beautifully inspiring. Can’t wait to read more, keep sharing that wonderful spirit of yours.

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