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Volunteers to Paint Vision House's Jacob's Well Complex in Shoreline on Sat.

Volunteers to help homeless families get a new start, painting a better tomorrow, Sat. Nov. 3rd

The new Vision House Jacob’s Well complex for homeless mothers and children, located in Shoreline, will be painted by community volunteers as part of the Master Builders Care Foundation’s annual Painting a Better Tomorrow, onSaturday November 3rd from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

More than 150 volunteers are expected to gather for the 10th anniversary of the event.  “Our goal is to paint the entire interior in a single day,” Art Castilleja, event co-chair, said.

Jacob’s Well is located at 19630 20th Ave. NE in Shoreline.  When complete, the facility will include 12 apartments for homeless families, an after-school care program, crisis counseling offices and a community center.  A second phase will be built in the future.  It will include eight apartments, a licensed child care center and a food and clothing bank to support resident families.

Susan Camerer, Vision House Executive Director said, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Master Builders on our Jacob’s Well project. Efforts like this save us thousands of dollars, enabling Vision House to help even more homeless moms and kids. We’re very grateful for the compassion of the builders. ”   

Painting a Better Tomorrow brings members and friends of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties together once each year.  Since its inception in October of 2003, more than 1,300 volunteers have painted and made improvements to more than 45 agencies.

The Master Builders Care Foundation is a philanthropic arm of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties. Comprised of more than 3,100 companies, the Master Builders Association is the nation’s oldest and largest local home builders association in the nation.  2012 Painting a Better Tomorrow is supported by presenting sponsors: Capital Benefit Services, Regence, Union Bank and star sponsor:  Puget Sound Energy and gold sponsor: Associated Petroleum Products. 

Vision House is a non-profit agency providing transitional housing, child care and support services to homeless mothers and their children, and separately to men recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. Vision House owns and operates four housing facilities and a child care center in south King County. The new Vision House Jacob’s Well complex in Shoreline is being built debt-free, thanks to local businesses, churches, foundations and community groups that are rallying with funding, in-kind donations and thousands of volunteer hours. 

For more information about Vision House or Jacob’s Well, visit www.NoHomelessKids.org or call 425-228-6356.

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