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Camp Unity Eastside

Currently Located At:

Bear Creek United Methodist Church
16530 Avondale Rd NE, Woodinville
Camp Unity Eastside (CUE) is a transitional mobile encampment and self-managed community. They focus on giving a hand to up to 75 individuals who have need for simple shelter. Over the years, BCUMC has provided meals, helped with moving, and provided funding.
For more information on CUE and how you can help, visit the following links:

Camp Unity’s web site;
Camp Unity’s Facebook page;
or call Camp Unity’s Front Desk: 425-652-9170

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Learn About Life at Camp Unity Eastside and Its Residents:

Pastor Brook interviews our temporary neighbors in order to get to know them better.  Please enjoy meeting the neighbors via “Camp Unity Chronicles“.

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Weekly Dinner With Camp Unity
Wednesdays thru December, 6:00pm

Welcome our new neighbors! Get together with your small group, neighbors and friends to cook/serve dinner for 25 on Wednesday nights. Menus and recipes are available. Food and monetary donations to pay for food and supplies are welcome.

Sign up in the lobby, or contact: Sara Lambert

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12/15/17:

Greetings friends,

Thank you very much to the many people and organizations who have blessed Camp Unity Eastside in so many ways!!  We are grateful for your support and care for the men and women at the camp. There are 23 men and women at Camp Unity now.  We’re glad to share the good news that another camper, Brian, was recently able to move out to housing! Below are updates for the upcoming month and beyond.  Thank you for passing along this newsletter to others.

Volunteers needed for Camp Move on January 5-6:  The camp’s next move is from Bear Creek United Methodist Church to Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church, both located in Woodinville.  Volunteers are needed to help with loading/unloading trucks and breaking down and setting up the camp.   If you can help, please contact Lori Peckol or Mark Van Wormer to let us know when you are available to help with planning.  The attached flyer provides additional information or please contact us if you have questions.

Meals:  Thank you so much to those who signed up to bring a meal during the past few months. Especially in December, almost every day on the calendar included a sign up!!   Shout out of gratitude to the meal providers!!   Looking ahead to January, please take a couple minutes if you haven’t already to sign up for a date on the meals calendar.   Having a warm meal each day makes a big difference for the campers and there are several openings especially on weekdays and Sundays.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities:   Camp Unity depends on volunteers and is seeking people who would like to help support the camp by sharing your talents in any of the following areas:

  • Preparing grant applications
  • Writing letters and other communications
  • Seeking and coordinating volunteers
  • Helping to connect people with social and other services
  • Expertise to assist with occasional legal questions
 

If you are interested or would like to learn more, please contact Jim McCorkle, Camp Unity Board Vice President, at jimmcc@outlook.com.

Camp supply needs:  Camp needs for the next few weeks include:  toilet paper, ground coffee, cups (plastic 16 oz), water (16 oz sizes), plates (durable), paper towels, batteries (AAA, AA, C, D), HE laundry detergent, 12” zip ties, and Lysol spray. If you can provide any of these, please bring them to the camp at Bear Creek United Methodist Church, 16530 Avondale Rd NE, Woodinville.

Donations to help with basic camp expenses:   Funds are still needed to help cover ongoing camp costs for waste management, utilities and insurance.  If you can help, please mail your donation to Camp Unity Eastside, PO Box 342, Redmond, WA 98073.  THANK YOU to those who have donated so far.  All donations of supplies or funding are tax deductible, and may be matched by your employer (such as Microsoft, Boeing and Google).

Hope you have a joyous holiday season,

Lori Peckol
Coordinator, Friends of Camp Unity Eastside