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Anyone locally that have items of camping gear, tents or other items they wish to give to people living in the jungle you can contact us using the "contact" tab above with contact information and we will get in touch as soon as possible.
Power sources are needed as well if anyone has old power inverters, gas or solar generators not in use that are taking up needed room in the garqage or basement. Theses items would be greatly appreciated as well.
The Jungle's given name is the East Duwamish Greenbelt, but no one calls it that. It's been The Jungle since the 1930s, when the city's Hooverville shantytown extended to this stretch of woods. Such shantytowns were called hobo jungles, and The Jungle is believed to have retained its name.
Interstate 5 has since moved in, providing both shelter from the rain and the noise.
"You've got that constant traffic drone sound," said Tim Harris, founding director of Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project. "When you're underneath the freeway, you see the freeway maybe 50 feet overhead. There are these big pillars. There's lot of shrubs and vegetation."
Harris said he would watch himself if he were in The Jungle during the day. He said he wouldn't go in at night alone.
There are an estimated 400 human beings currently residing in the Jungle. They are veterans, college graduates, people with high IQ’s and people with a wide variety of skills that make them invaluable members of humanity. Yet they’re unable to secure safe permanent housing. Their efforts to establish some kind of community within the unsanctioned encampments known as "THE JUNGLE" have met with stigma.Always facing the next large-scale sweep of the entire stretch of the Jungle encampments. We’re working to STOP THE SWEEPS of all homeless encampments and employ more humane ways of conducting outreach. We’re not afraid to tell our stories in front of City Council and the media, and we’re definitely not afraid of taking direct action to stand up for ALL of Seattle’s unhoused. And we are expect at least an 15% increase of unhoused people in Seattle due to rent increase. It is time for Seattle to make a pre-emptive plan for those people that are going to become unhoused and add to the already chaotic struggle between Mayor Murray of Seattle and the city of Seattle.
Having a pet including a service animal can make it almost impossible to find a bed in a shelter (when a bed can be found, some shelters are so over crowded people are expected to sleep sitting in a chair) although
that's not the only reason they might not want to go into a shelter, some have spouses or significant others that are their only support system,there’s nowhere for your stuff and you have to stand in long lines to get a bed lining up early to be in in time and woke up about 5:30 AM to get up get your things you can bring if it's not too much and get out with everything you own to carry it on your back all day. So many choose to live in "The Jungle" (and other places around the city of course) in a tent rather than to be separate from their loved ones and rather than toting all they own on their backs.
Still others who have medical conditions choose to live in tents because a night shelter just will not work for them with their condition. People with seizures for example sometimes need days to recoup after they have a seizure and a night shelter is not an option they still have to be up with everyone else and out on the street with all they own, maybe onto a day shelter which cannot allow someone a place to lay down and recoup. So what choice do they have other than to live in a tent outside until housing becomes available? There really is none for them. While it's sad it is a reality in the lives of more than most realize.
Most are led to believe the stigma that all homeless are unwilling to work and lazy and just beg others for their hard earned money. That is false, there are many full time employed people out working that are also homeless living in shelters and on the street that cannot afford a place to live because the cost of living now is so high and raising in many larger cities in the United States.
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