Building Tiny Homes for Our Unhoused Neighbors
To show our dedication to helping resolve Seattle’s homelessness crisis, the Lake Union Rotary Club has helped build several Tiny Homes in the last few years – one with the help of four current and past Rotary District Governors. Additionally, our Club recently secured a District Matching Grant to purchase building materials for more Tiny Homes. Individually, Rotarians in our Club join with others from throughout our District on the Third Sunday of each month to build more Tiny Homes. We’re committed to helping end homelessness in King County!
Harvest Against Hunger Work Parties
Harvest Against Hunger – a program of Rotary District 5030 – connects farmers, truckers, volunteers and food banks for hunger relief. Food banks across Washington are serving millions. More than 4,000,000 pounds of produce has been recovered from farmers with surplus, volunteer trucking companies use available space on backhauls to deliver the produce to our warehouse where Lake Union Rotary Club members and other Rotarians volunteer to pack the produce in family size bags for distribution to more than 200 local food banks.
Safe Water, Clean Hands For Ethiopian Kids
Children in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia are in tremendous need of reliably safe water. The city’s water contamination is among the worst in the world. For children living in the city, especially those attending public schools or sleeping on the street, access to safe water is a constant challenge. Providing safe drinking water for these children living in developing-world urban conditions is a priority for Rotarians around the world. The Lake Union Rotary Club has partnered with Splash to install water filtration systems in five schools in Kathmandu, Nepal. The success of the Nepal program has been incredible.