Amazon is building the largest homeless shelter in Washington state that will be open to those in need next year



Amazon announced in 2017  that it will be building an eight-story homeless shelter in downtown Seattle

The firm is transforming one of its office buildings into the shelter and has partnered with Mary's Place 

There will be 30 private rooms for families, a play area, common room, cafeteria and private bathing quarters

Amazon will not charge rent and will pay all of the bills - Mary's Place is responsible for paying its own staff 




  

아마존, 시애틀 중심가에 노숙자 쉼터 건설


  아마존은 시애틀 중심가에 노숙자 쉼터를 설계하고 건설하는데 수백만 달러를 쓰고 있다.


이 온라인 대기업은 비영리 단체인 메리 플레이스와 제휴하여 2020년에 문을 열고 하룻밤에 275명을 수용할 수 있는 도시 캠퍼스를 불우한 사람들을 위한 집으로 변모시켰다.


그러나 8층짜리 대피소에는 군내 거리에 1만2000여 명이 살고 있어 이 지역의 노숙자 중 일부만 수용할 수 있다.

아마존의 피난처는 워싱턴 주에서 가장 클 것이다.


아마존의 글로벌 부동산 및 시설 담당 부사장인 존 셔틀러 씨는 에드 머레이 시장이 2015년 비상사태로 선포한 이 도시의 노숙자 위기를 돕고 싶다고 말했다.


슐레틀러는 지난 2017년 시애틀 매리즈 플레이스 노숙자 쉼터의 마티 하트먼 전무에게 8층 건물에 대한 접근을 상징하는 황금 열쇠를 선물하면서 대피소 발표를 했다.


황기철 콘페이퍼 에디터 큐레이터

Ki Chul Hwang, conpaper editor, curator


edited by kocntents


By STACY LIBERATORE FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 23:41 GMT, 8 November 2019 | UPDATED: 23:41 GMT, 8 November 2019




Amazon is spending millions of dollars designing and constructing a homeless shelter in the heart of downtown Seattle.


The online retail giant partnered with the non-profit Mary's Place to transform one of its urban campuses into a home for the less fortunate, which will open in 2020 and house 275 people per night. 


Amazon is spending millions of dollars designing and constructing a homeless shelter in the heart of downtown Seattle. The online retail giant partnered with the non-profit Mary's Place to transform one of its urban campuses into a home for the less fortunate, which will open in 2020 and house 275 people per night


However, the eight-story shelter can only house a small portion of the homeless population in the area, as there are more than 12,000 people living on the streets in the county.


Amazon's shelter will be the largest in the state of Washington. 




John Schoettler, Amazon's vice president for global real estate and facilities, said the company wanted to help the city's homelessness crisis, which was declared as a  state of emergency in 2015 by Mayor Ed Murray.


Schoettler made the announcement of the shelter in 2017 when he presented Marty Hartman, the executive director of Mary's Place homeless shelter in Seattle, with a golden key to symbolize access to the eight-story building.


The tech giant released a statement two years ago saying, 'As we grow in Seattle, we recognize the importance of investing in our hometown in ways that benefit our neighbors and our employees.


Mary's Place will be responsible for funding its own operations, programming,and staff, but Amazon said it will foot the utilities bill and allow the organization to inhabit the space rent-free




The shelter will be offered to families in need, allowing them to have a safe place to stay. There will be a play area for children and their parents to enjoy


'When Seattle Mayor Ed Murray declared a civil state of emergency on homelessness we wanted to help out in a time of great need.'




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