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 foot washing at the Day of Caring.
“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 footcare 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.
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.
All pictures taken by Don Vollema.