Nickelsville Announcements


Sign Up to Bring a Meal!

posted Apr 14, 2014, 10:51 AM by Nickelsville Works

Our online meal sign up is now updated. Sign up to provide breakfast, lunch or dinner for one of our camps in just a few quick steps:

2020 S Jackson camp

last name: Nickelsville
password: jackson

22nd & Union camp:
http://www.TakeThemAMeal.com/meals.php?t=KPBH3495

last name: Nickelsville
password: union

Carboard City: April 22

posted Apr 14, 2014, 10:49 AM by Nickelsville Works   [ updated Apr 14, 2014, 11:54 AM ]

Sleep outdoors for a night in solidarity with the homeless community! On Tuesday, April 22 we will be camping out in Westlake Center to raise awareness for the issues surrounding homelessness in coalition with S.A.F.E., S.H.A.R.E. and the Transit Riders Union.

More information is available
on the OCCUPY CEHKC website: http://occupycehkc.org/2014/04/

Nickelsville Yard Sale & Hot Dog Roast, May 3rd, 10:00a

posted Apr 2, 2014, 10:46 AM by Scott Morrow   [ updated Apr 14, 2014, 10:59 AM by Nickelsville Works ]

Mark you calendars! Nickelsville will be hosting a yard sale and hot dog roast at 10:00a on Saturday, May 3rd in the parking lot of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd on 22nd and E Union St.

Donations for the yard sale accepted on Friday, May 2nd at the yard sale site:

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
2116 E Union St, Seattle, WA 98122

We are not accepting donations of large appliances or furniture. Contact staff@nickelsville.org with any questions.

Items being accepted for donation:

  • toasters, coffee makers, food processors, and other small appliances (ovens, dishwashers, or other large appliances)
  • small TV's in working condition
  • books
  • clothing
  • toys
  • working bikes
  • small electronics
  • hand and power tools
  • jewelry (real or costume)
  • knick-knacks
  • dishes, pots & pans, and utensils
  • sports gear and outdoor equipment

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posted Jul 23, 2013, 2:21 PM by Scott Morrow

Friends:

Ever wonder what homeless people would do to end homelessness?  You'd think they'd have some good ideas, don't you?

Since the Governing Board of the Committee to End Homelessness in King County chose to cancel THEIR quarterly Governing Board Meeting, you'll have a chance to find out!

Occupy CEHKC found out about the cancellation with less than a weeks notice.  We were shocked, and then realized just because others could take a vacation this summer, we couldn't.  That's because homelessness is a matter of life and death for us every night.  Many of us know at least one or two of the 25 King County Homeless People who have already died outside or by violence this year.

Please see our attached flier.

Another significant invitation has been issued by the Homeless Remembrance Project.  They are holding a Sunset Ceremony at the Tree of Life in Steinbrueck Park.  The Second Attachment contains their invitation, and then the Litany to be read tonight. 

We hope to see you at one or more - the Rally at 5:30 tonight, the Sunset Ceremony at the Tree of life, or the March to our own Governing Board Meeting tomorrow morning.  It starts at 7:00 AM at Steinbrueck Park.  The Governing Board Meeting will be at 8:35 AM at the YWCA Opportunity Place.

Hope to see you there!

PS:  Lots of Nickelodeon's want to attend tomorrow's meeting, but need a ride there at 6:00 AM tomorrow.  If you can offer a ride, call our staff person at (206) 450-9136 or scott@nickelsville.org.
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new saturday car warsh site eco friendly!

posted Aug 25, 2011, 9:13 AM by Scott Morrow

It's back  - the Nickelsville Car Warsh is for a too important purpose (paying for the porta potties) to give up on.

Please Visit Us Saturday at our NEW location - the Krispy Creme Shop at 1900 1st Avenue South (and South Holgate) - just blocks from the Mariners Baseball Stadium in Sodo.  We'll be there from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Firstly, we would like to thank Les Schwab Tires on 4th Avenue South for being willing to host our car wash (as they have many other groups car washes in the past.)  How could either of us guess that Seattle has Car Wash Police who would spot an our announcement of the car wash on the West Seattle Blog?  Both of us could hardly imagine that the Seattle Car Wash Police would threaten Mr. Schwab with conducting illegal activities if Nickelsville continued with the car wash.

But Threaten They Did!  Fortunately, we Nickelodeons have found an eco-friendly alternative - the Krispy Creme Donut Shop.  With their degreasing, de-icing, defibrallating and deconstructing doo dad (sorry for the technical talk) the Seattle Car Wash Police can't threaten them!  (The Krispy Creme drain is one of only three in all of Seattle fit for charity carwashes, according to the Car Wash Police.)  And Nickelsville would just as soon be eco friendly anyway.

But now time is short and hundreds of fliers have been posted for the wrong location (aka Mr. Schwabbs Tire Store.)

Please help we Nickelodeons counteract this disaster:  Spread the word far and wide to your car, motorcycle, bicycle and skateboarding friends - the best and eco friendliest car wash in town this Saturday is at Krispy Creme!  We Hope to See You There!

Now that we've reported on that emergency, here's the rest of our weekly update:

Yesterday Nickelsville's first all-women building group tackled the construction of another small, simple, sturdy sleeping structure.  There's more to do, but so far so good.  Thanks to our friends Alice and Doug for promoting and helping with this great idea.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - Our long time water haulers, Ben and Cheri, will be retiring in a week.  We owe them a sincere thank you for their dedication to Nickelsville.  Since we have no running water on site we're in need of new volunteers to refill and deliver our water containers starting next week.  (We have many West Seattle friends who are now working with Ben and Cheri, and many of them will continue helping.  The West Seattle Crew has a system for scheduling and drop offs, but they need all of our support!  Plus the camp needs to fill two days a week on its own.)

A pickup, van, or SUV works best for carrying our 5 gallon containers.  If you're interested in bringing water for one or more days a week to camp, please contact our staff person, Scott Morrow, at 206-450-9136.

By the way, the long term solution is for the City Council to recognize our existence and let us use the city utilities on site!  Mid term, we are looking for some irrigation tanks (and trailer.)

Monetary donations are always needed to pay for our utilities of Honey Buckets, Dumper, and Cell Phone.  Our mailing address is PO Box 2548, Seattle WA  98111.

This weeks other camp donation priorities are:

33 gallon trash bags
toilet paper
canned meat
batteries, especially AA, AAA and D sizes
bleach and dish soap. 

You're always welcome to come by for a visit or tour.  Check out our website at nickelsville.org.  We're also on Facebook.  

site change for saturday 8/27 car warsh

posted Aug 25, 2011, 9:07 AM by Scott Morrow

Hello from Nickelsville!


Council Visit and Need for Water

posted Jul 9, 2011, 4:53 PM by Oshun Ibu Kole

Dear Friends:

Greetings from Nickelsville!  Here are two pieces of information about
our home for your consideration, first our visit from four City
Council people yesterday and then WATER.

Next week we will give you a more detailed report of the Council
Visit.  In sum, the Council People liked and were interested in our
small simple sturdy sleeping structures and plans to build 270 on this
site with 3 accompanying trailers equipped with kitchen, laundry and
showers.  They were genuinely friendly, concerned and down to earth.
We feel our spokespeople and tour guides did a good job getting out
our story and hopes for the future.  Thank you Councilpeople Licata,
Rasmussen, Clark and Bagshaw!

WATER:  Our West Seattle Water Man - who has faithfully and tirelessly
been ferrying water to our camp from the second week of our return -
is going on a well deserved vacation to Montana.  Today!  We
desperately need A)  A Water Delivery Coordinator and B)  Drivers with
vehicles to transport the water.  (We do have a lot of 5 gallon jugs,
and a nearby friend who will let us use their tap.)

Pu Lee ez call the Nickelsville Staff Person - Scott at 450-9136 - or
email him at scott@nickelsville.org ASAP if you can help with either!

Thanks!

Your friends at Nickelsville

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