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Camp Unity Eastside

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, select one of the following links:

To visit Camp Unity’s web site, click here.
To visit Camp Unity’s Facebook page click here

Or call Camp Unity’s Front Desk: 425-652-9170

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I hope that you are having a great Spring so far.  Below are updates for Camp Unity Eastside,

Supporter and volunteer shout-out:  Thank you so much to the many supporters who bring meals, companionship and supplies to the camp.   During the past two months, volunteers brought at least one meal almost every day and they are greatly appreciated!  To have enough for the men and women of Camp Unity and for those who are car camping at St. Jude, it’s a good idea to plan on at least 20 servings.  Leftovers are welcome!

We’d like to express a special thank you to St Jude Parish, the current host of Camp Unity, for everything you’ve done to create a welcoming and supportive environment.

Current camp needs: If you can bring a donation to camp, current needs include 6V Batteries, sugar free hot chocolate, Splenda, bottled water, grocery cards, Orca cards,  paper plates (not Styrofoam), cups, large medical exam gloves (for food safety), frozen hamburger patties, and frozen chicken breasts.

​GiveBIG 2017: We’re excited that Camp Unity Eastside is part of GiveBIG 2017, the Seattle Foundation’s annual day of community giving!   This is a great way to make a donation to Camp Unity and help ensure that we can continue to provide a safe and stable environment for men and women experiencing homelessness.

Two ways you can help:

Spread the word about GiveBIG: Please share the GiveBIG 2017 link this week via your Facebook page or other networks and encourage those you know to consider making a donation for Camp Unity Eastside.

Donate online starting April 27: You just need to create a simple account on GiveBIG 2017 and look up Camp Unity Eastside in the list of nonprofits.   If your company offers employer matching contributions, please indicate this on the drop down menu of companies.  Donors will receive a confirmation email receipt upon submitting the form.  Although donations won’t be processed until May 10, it’s important to set up your account and donate in advance of that date.  Thank you for making an impact by donating with GiveBIG!

Funds are needed for near-term expenses associated with moving the camp to the next host location at Northshore United Church of Christ and for ongoing camp expenses such as for utilities, waste management, and vehicle operations and maintenance.

Next camp location and move date: Northshore United Church of Christ in Woodinville will be the next host for Camp Unity Eastside.  NUCC is a small congregation with a big heart and we are very grateful for their support and generosity!

Save the date: The camp’s next move will start on May 26 and continue on May 27.   Thank you for sharing this date with others from your community.  If you would like to volunteer or have any questions please contact Mark Van Wormer.

Blessings to you,
Lori Peckol

Coordinator, Friends of Camp Unity

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Camp Unity is Currently located at:
St. Jude Parish
10526 166th Ave NE, Redmond