PO Box 2548, Seattle, WA 98111
September 26, 2014
To Whom It May Concern:
DESC and Compass Housing Alliance have each offered to loan us a week’s worth of Reduced Rate Bus Tickets only if we assure them that we can reimburse them. This will provide our shelters a bridge to remain open until the re-allocation of the unused bus tickets from the Human Services Reduced Rate Bus Ticket Program.
The King County Department of Human Services and Seattle Human Services Department, working in collaboration, have assured us that we will be given at least a weeks’ worth of bus tickets to bridge the gap until what they hope will be a quick re-allocation of the unused bus tickets from the Human Services Reduced Rate Bus Ticket Program.
Our community would like to thank Ms. Adrienne Quinn of DCHS and Mr. John Okamoto of HSD for addressing our crisis quickly & responsively.
Of course the end game is to get enough bus tickets to last us thru the end of the year. SHARE is not alone in this predicament; other social service organizations also need more bus tickets. For that to happen - King County Council needs to increase this year’s total allotment. They can do this through the Congestion Reduction Program.
We urge our friends and supporters to call on the powers that be to do the right thing. Please call on King County Councilmembers to act urgently and address this crisis:
Metropolitan King County Council
516 Third Ave., Rm. 1200
Seattle, WA 98104
The almost 500 men and women of SHARE are counting on our friends and supporters to avoid having to sleep outside this year.
The SHARE Direct Action Work Group