Tent City for homeless opens in Tukwila
By STEVE HUNTER
Tukwila Reporter Reporter
August 21, 2012 · 12:35 PM
Tukwila is now hosting a Tent City for the homeless until mid-November at Riverton Park United Methodist Church 3118 S. 140th St.
Tent City3 operates mainly in the city of Seattle, according to the Share/Wheel website. The Tent Cities are portable, self-managed communities of up to 100 homeless men and women. The Tukwila site opened last week.
The Tent City operates with a strict code of conduct which requires sobriety, nonviolence, cooperation and participation. Security workers are on duty 24 hours a day. Litter patrols are done on a daily basis.
Tent Cities provide their own trash removal and port-a-potties. Bus tickets are provided to each participant each day so they can get to work or appointments. There is a food preparation area. Volunteers bring hot meals most evenings to Tent Cities.
Tent Cities are needed because there is not enough indoor shelter for all who need it in King County. Tent Cities provide a safe place to leave your belongings, flexible hours for workers, and the ability for couples to stay together.
Tent City 3 moves quarterly within Seattle, Tukwila, Shoreline and unincorporated South King County.
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