From July 2011: On a rainy night on Capitol Hill it’s hard to stay dry when you are trying. Even our trusty hoods and umbrellas don’t prevent us from that feeling of total wetness that doesn’t dry until July. For homeless youth, downpours like the heavy storm on Saturday night can be a true test of how to stay warm and dry without the benefits of proper clothing and shelter.
Luckily, a spirited and dedicated team of youth from Bothell trudges to the Hill to give clothing and other items to anyone on the streets in need. They hail from Seattle Pacific University, Eastside Foursquare Church, and other friends. Joining leader Karina, they all stand under the awning of the QFC on the corner of Broadway and Pike with plastic tubs loaded with items donated from churches and other resources from Bothell. For four months they have shared their energy and enthusiasm with our community in our neighborhood.