On September 17, 2013, 34 volunteers washed the feet of those experiencing homelessness. This was at Seattle Center during the 2013 Day of Caring Resource Day, organized by United Way of King County. Volunteers wash feet and provide advanced foot care. Emily Austin of Church of the Redeemer, Kenmore, Washington, coordinates this effort.
"The event went really well yesterday. We had a total of 34 amazing volunteers," according to Austin. About half were from Church of the Redeemer. Others included friends, neighbors, people from several other churches in the Diocese of Olympia, and the United Way.
Volunteers worked a morning or afternoon shift at the Day of Caring. About 200 people had their feet washed. Around 40 received advanced foot care, which includes nail trimming and caring for corns and calluses. The advanced foot care team worked one stretch for five hours without a break. All people received clean socks from the volunteers.
On April 21, 2013, Austin spoke on how she experienced the Risen Christ washing the feet of those experiencing homelessness. Listen to this on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XIU2pjOpMY
Day of Caring Resource Exchange
Day of Caring Resource Exchange, organized by United Way of King County, connects people experiencing homelessness with all kinds of resources. More than 600 volunteers and over 100 service providers enabled more than 1,400 people to receive the services they needed most.
Church of the Redeemer
Church of the Redeemer is in Kenmore, Washington, at 6211 NE 182nd Street. The campus is a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail.
Contact Redeemer at (425) 486-3777 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The website URL is redeemer-kenmore.org.
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Pictures taken by Don Vollema