Tent city just 1 mile from Microsoft

By on August 10, 2009. Posted in . Tagged as , , , , , .

Fascinating video of a tent city in Redmond, Wash., that filling up with the newly homeless who are forming a makeshift community. Anyone here may as well be one of the families that we serve here in Pierce County – but it is shockingly close to Microsoft (1 mile away). This contrast – and the paradigm shattering realization that homelessness is uncomfortably close to home – caught national attention and was featured in the New York Times in a short documentary piece. Well worth watching – and imagine your neighbors and family in this situation. We need services to help folks in this situation…

Click here to see the video.