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Camp Unity Eastside

Currently Located At:
Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church
17856 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd, 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


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“.


Greetings friends,

Thank you very much to all the 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.

We’re glad to share the great news that during the four months the camp was located at Bear Creek United Methodist Church, 11 of the men and women at the camp moved to housing, either living independently or with family.   Camp Unity continues to provide safe and secure shelter for those in need. There are 23 men and women at the camp now.

Below are updates for the upcoming month and beyond.  Thank you for passing this newsletter along to others.

Thank you donors!! : Camp Unity is very grateful for the support of all of our generous donors.   You’ve helped in so many ways such as sending checks, holding a fund raiser for Camp Unity at work, or bringing by needed supplies or food.

We would like to recognize and thank Eastside Community Aid (ECA) for their generous donation to Camp Unity for the purchase of tents, funds for vehicle repairs and maintenance, and funds to improve the shower.  Eastside Community Aid is a nonprofit, all volunteer organization which supports charities in east King County.  ECA operates a thrift store at 12451 – 116th Avenue NE, Kirkland, and also has items on eBay and Craigslist.  Eastside Community Aid would welcome your donations of new or gently used items.

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.  All donations of supplies or funding are tax deductible, and may be matched by your employer (such as Microsoft, Boeing and Google).

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:

  • Seeking and coordinating volunteers


  • Helping on the committee that seeks future host sites for Camp Unity
  • Preparing grant applications


  • Helping to connect people with social and other services
  • Expertise to assist with occasional legal questions


  • Writing letters and other communication

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

Camp needs:  Due to the wet and cold weather, there’s a significant need at camp for warm clothing, footwear, blankets and bath towels.   Specific clothing needs include:  pants/bottoms (sweats, elastic waistband), sizes: L, XL, XXL (3XL if available); warm tops, such as fleece, sizes: L, XL, XXL; thermal tops and bottoms (L, XL, XXL); warm socks; shoes – velcro, men’s size 10 1/2 and shoes & boots suitable for wet weather, men’s sizes: 9, 10, 11.  If you can provide any of these, please bring them to the camp at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church, 17856 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd, Woodinville.

Kitchen needs include: crock pots, serving utensils, a hot plate, and skillets.  Supply needs include:  toilet paper, ground coffee, cups for coffee, water (16 oz sizes), disposable plates (durable), paper towels, plastic silverware (spoons, forks and knives); rubber gloves for use in the kitchen; and batteries (AAA, AA, C, D).  Thank you for bringing supplies to the camp at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Church.

Meals: Shout out of thankfulness to the meal providers for signing up for nearly every day on the calendar during the past two months.  Looking ahead to March, please take a couple minutes if you haven’t already to sign up for a date on the meal calendar.  The men and women at the camp are very grateful to have the support of a warm meal each day.

I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week.

Lori Peckol
Coordinator, Friends of Camp Unity Eastside