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Amazon’s hotel for homeless comes to life

Amazon’s hotel for homeless comes to life Crosscut When Amazon donated an empty South Lake Union hotel for use as a homeless shelter, it was investing in a model that Mary’s Place, the service provider, has perfect: turning vacant or transitioning buildings into temporary shelter.

Amazon’s temporary homeless housing: recognizing the collective altruism

Amazon’s temporary homeless housing: recognizing the collective altruism New York Times Amazon’s decision to open up one of its empty buildings temporarily for homeless families is commendable. Even more credit should go to Mary’s Place and a plethora of other organizations and business that have come together to address a regional crisis.

Amazon to set up temporary homeless haven in downtown campus

Amazon to set up temporary homeless haven in downtown campus Seattle Times The tech giant will let Mary’s Place, a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless women and their families, run a shelter housing more than 200 people for a year in a former Travelodge that it bought as part of its downtown Seattle expansion.

Alaska Air Reception with Russell Wilson

By Craig Kinzer & Kris Richey Curtis The room was filled with government leaders, executives from the region’s top companies, community leaders and philanthropists; including Governor Jay Inslee, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Port of Seattle Commissioners, and the new CEO of Seattle Children’s, Jeff Sperring. Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden spoke about Alaska’s passion…

Celebrating with Mary’s Place

By Kris Richey Curtis Last night I attended the Mary’s Place Open House and Celebration of the new site at 130th and Aurora. Kinzer Partners was thanked for our role in the site selection process which entailed uncovering a vacant City-owned property which could be repurposed to provide shelter for over 60 people with room…

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