We can build homes from home!
WE CAN GET MORE OF OUR COMMUNITY’S MOST VULNERABLE FOLKS INDOORS AND SAFE DURING THIS DANGEROUS TIME.
I’ve been doing a bit of volunteer work at Housing Matters (the homeless center on Coral Street) helping their staff move people out of dorm-style settings that are less healthy and into individual spaces (new tents). This is okay for now… but now we’re working on a better medium-term approach: individual tiny cottages that can be brought here in the next couple of weeks and can be assembled very quickly. (Each unit takes just 30 minutes to assemble!!) And these cottages, called Pallet shelters, are suitable for both the immediate need for sheltering in place with adequate distancing and for the longer run when we will continue to need a variety of shelter options. Each cottage has one or two beds, electricity, lighting, heating, storage shelves and openable windows. And they are built by a social enterprise company that puts shelter above profits and employs “second chance” workers including folks that have experienced homelessness. Check out the photos. Website: https://www.palletshelter.com/64-sq-ft-shelter
I invite you to click on this link (bit.ly/HM_Pallets) ( and join me in helping buy these tiny Pallet shelters for people in Santa Cruz. Ten cottages are on the way already and we can order ten more if we get together and raise another $50,000. Yes, it’s a lot to raise… and we can do it because the need is great and the current situation calls on each of us to find new ways to help. Please contribute today!