Amazon Donates Building For Homeless Shelter In South Lake Union | KUOW News and Information

Amazon Donates Building For Homeless Shelter In South Lake Union

Apr 14, 2016

Kim Malcolm speaks with Seattle Times Reporter Ángel González about Amazon's announcement that it will establish a temporary shelter for homeless families near their South Lake Union headquarters.

The online retail giant will partner with local homeless service provider Mary's Place to temporarily re-purpose an existing real estate holding — an empty Travelodge — while the land it sits on waits to be developed. The shelter will house around 60-70 homeless families for one year.