Nickelsville, the homeless encampment at 7166 West Marginal Way is in need of specific items and of course any donation of money you can afford.
Would you like to help those at Nickelsville? Here's a Christmas wish list
The homeless encampment known as Nickelsville at 7116 West Marginal Way suffered major flooding in the heavy rains that came in November, forcing many of the camp's residents out temporarily. The flooding drew a lot of media attention and donations of money, sump pumps, warm clothing and more did come in. But Nickelsville is a place with specific ongoing needs. They get a donation of gravel once a year to help keep the pathways walkable but it's not enough.
The West Seattle Herald paid a visit to the site on Dec. 8 and they provided a list of wishes. If you can help with a donation of money, or these specific items it would help the homeless there.
- Fundamentals: Funds for Honey Buckets, Dumpsters, Camp Cell phone and generator.
- Wood: Tree rounds, different sizes of pallets, sheets of plywood, pallet platforms (no painted or treated wood).
- Tents: ALL SIZES old or new, tarps of all sizes, sheet plastic and rolls of vinyl flooring
- Tools: Wet and dry sharpening stones, duct tape (all sizes), rope, twine, nylon, hammers, hand saws and saw blades, framing squares, propane, nails, (16D, 8D and tack nails), measuring tape, trash grabbers, metal trash cans.
- Food and Food Supplies: Help with filling our water bottles and containers, bottle water singles and jugs, storage containers (all sizes), coolers, thermoses. shelves, cabinets, paper plates, cups, plastic ware, canned goods of all kinds (except prepared meals, soups or meats), fresh fruit, and vegetables.
- Clothing: Need access to industrial size washers and dryers, blankets, sleeping bags (all sizes) underwear, wool and cotton socks, warm hats, gloves, rain and winter boots, shoes of all sizes, long johns of all sizes (ranging from Adult 4XL, women's plus sizes and children's), rain jackets, rain pants, ponchos and hand warmers.
- General Needs: Batteries of all sizes, (especially AAA, AA, D and 6 volt), trash bags sizes 33 gallon to 55 gallon and larger, rubber and latex gloves. flashlights (battery operated and wind up), battery operated lanterns, emergency 2-way radios.
- Pet Supplies: Dog and cat food, leashes, harnesses (small and large). animal bedding and treats.
The residents of Nickelsville would like to thank all donors.
To donate, bring these items to the site and check in at the gate at the parking lot on Marginal Way.