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
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.