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Donate shoes to Redeeming Soles at the Love ‘em or Leave ‘em Valentine’s Day Dash

FROGBOX will be collecting shoes for Redeeming Soles at the 2012 Love ‘em or Leave ‘em Valentine’s Day Dash at Green Lake Park. The 5K run/walk will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012. Race information is available here. New and used shoes of any kind will be accepted at the FROGBOX booth beginning at 8 a.m. The booth, which will be on the west side of Green Lake, can be found by looking for stacks of big green boxes. Redeeming Soles provides shoes to Seattle’s homeless and underprivileged. A video describing their mission can be viewed here:   Redeeming Soles will also be at Green Lake Park during SPU’s Falcons…

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Green Lake homeless shelter reopens

A Seattle Housing and Resource Effort (SHARE) shelter at Bethany Lutheran Church (7400 Woodlawn Ave NE) has reopened, according to an email sent to the SHARE email distribution list last night (Friday, October 21, 2011). Citing insufficient funds, SHARE closed all 15 of its neighborhood indoor shelters on Monday, October 10. “We are reopening because the $44,000 that the National FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency] Board had cut from our yearly budget was restored,” the email sent by SHARE last night explained. “We are reopening because the SHARE Shelter Board had a fabulously successful Auction last Sunday night, that resulted in a $25,000 check delivered yesterday to SHARE. [...] Also…

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Green Lake homeless shelter may reopen

The homeless shelter at Bethany Lutheran Church (7400 Woodlawn Ave NE) may reopen soon. The shelter closed on Monday, October 10, 2011 after more than a year at the Green Lake church. Although there was some community resistance about the shelter preceding its opening, there has not been an organized public outcry since then. In January 2011, a resident of the shelter interrupted an attempted burglary at the church. The Green Lake shelter is a part of Seattle Housing and Resource Effort (SHARE). SHARE closed all 15 of its neighborhood indoor shelters earlier this month due to insufficient funding. According to KING 5, SHARE has received word that…

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Several neighborhood homeless shelters, including Green Lake shelter, to close

Seattle Housing and Resource Effort (SHARE) is closing its neighborhood indoor shelters, including a Green Lake shelter. The shelters’ last night of operation will be this Sunday night (October 9, 2011). Green Lake’s SHARE shelter is located at Bethany Lutheran Church (7400 Woodlawn Ave NE). Homeless men first began using the Green Lake shelter in July 2010, following a tense community meeting. There has not been an organized public outcry against the shelter since the July meeting. In January 2011, a resident of the shelter interrupted an attempted burglary at the church. “SHARE’s money can go no further,” an email sent over the SHARE email…

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Attempted burglary at Bethany Lutheran Church interrupted by homeless shelter resident

Pastor Dennis Andersen of Bethany Lutheran Church (7400 Woodlawn Ave NE) wrote to us tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011) about an attempted burglary at the church. According to a police report, the incident happened around 3 a.m. last Thursday morning (Jan 13, 2011). Bethany Lutheran Church has been home to SHARE, a homeless shelter, since July 2010, following a tense community meeting held by the church (read more about the meeting here). The police report indicates that a SHARE resident told the police officer that he heard a window break as he was sleeping inside the church.  ”When he got up to investigate,”…

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