PHOTO: Burien’s HomeTask Installs Charity Board in Front of their Offices


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The good folks at Burien’s HomeTask have installed a ‘Charity Board’ in front of their offices at 611 SW 152nd Street.

“We are looking to host all of the charities in Burien and give them prime exposure to the people of Burien,” said Jerrod Sessler, CEO. “We are also looking at ways to simplify the giving and support of these charities as well.”

As many of our Readers may recall, HomeTask kicked off the grand opening of their new location by holding an innovative fundraiser called Burien Bites – read our coverage and see photos about that here.

If you’re part of a local charity and you’d like to get listed, email [email protected].

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9 Responses to “PHOTO: Burien’s HomeTask Installs Charity Board in Front of their Offices”
  1. Brian Bennett says:

    Thank you very much for your innovative service to our community, Jerrod.

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  2. Bonnie moormeier says:

    Every morning, I pass a home on 128th and 3rd avenue south where two elderly women live. They appear to be in need of assistance in maintaining their home. They are out early in the morning, sweeping and cleaning the yard, but the house appears to be in very bad shape. Does anyone have an idea on how to get them some assistance?

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    • Shari says:

      Yes, thank you Jerrod! Great idea.

      Bonnie, check out Rebuilding Together (Seattle office); they exist to do repair and renovation for folks just like you describe. Wonderful organization (and no, I’m not affiliated with them).

      from their website: http://www.rtseattle.org/our_programs.php

      Rebuilding Together Seattle provides donated repair services to low-income homeowners and non-profit facilities in need. RTS’s area of coverage spans from Tukwila to Everett. We are usually unable to assist applicants who fall outside of our coverage areas, due to limited funding and volunteer capabilities.

      Rebuilding Together Seattle has four main home and facility repair programs. Please click on the following links for more information on each program:

      HOW TO APPLY:
      If you or someone you know is interested in applying to our program, please call the RTS Office at 206.682.1231 to request an application, or print an application online.

      ABOUT OUR APPLICATION PROCESS:

      RTS accepts applications year-round
      RTS completes major projects with large volunteer groups (multiple repairs in one day), as well as smaller projects through our Safe at Home Program
      RTS keeps approved applications on file until volunteer and/or sponsor group placement has been decided
      RTS cannot guarantee assistance to all applicants but we do our best to assist as many people as possible!

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  3. Bonnie Moormeier says:

    I’m not sure these elderly women would actually apply for assistance and I can hardly knock on their door and suggest it. I was hoping some church group or other service/volunteer group such as the Windermere Realtors or Highline Exchange club might take it on as a community service project. I do volunteer work for Senior Services and will see if perhaps they could contact them and see if they could provide any assistance to improve their living situation.

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    • jimmy says:

      if anyone is going to talk to these people bring a translator i belive they are from russia or somewhere like that iam not sure i think the younger of the two might speak english i see them at the bus stops and the store and i cant fiqure what there speaking but good luck and i hope these people can get the help they need

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      • Bonnie Moormeier says:

        Thanks, Jimmy, on the heads up regarding possible language difficulties – does anyone else know anything else about these women and their circumstances that might be helpful?

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  4. Toyo says:

    I too have wondered if there was an organization that could help these women, I have 3 that live in that very small home and just can’t imagine having to live in those conditions.

    To think to live there in the winter with broken windows I feel so bad for these ladies. Where’s Extreme Home Makeovers when you need them?

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