Foot washing at Community Resource Day

Community Resource Day is Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle. As a part of this United Way of King County event, volunteers will staff a station for foot washing and advanced foot care for those experiencing homelessness.

Foot washing at the Community Resource Exchange has been a long-term effort organized through Church of the Redeemer. While organized at Redeemer, volunteers from several area congregations participate.

The people being served receive more than clean feet. They also receive socks, travel-sized lotion and foot powder, nail clippers, wash cloths, nail trimming, and—most of all—a listening ear and moment of companionship.

If you have questions, contact Emily Austin at

Volunteers for foot washing

Foot washing guests in 2009

Foot washing guests in 2009

Volunteers will wash feet and provide advanced foot care in the following shifts on April 6:

  • Morning: 7:30 am to 11:30 am
  • Afternoon: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Some people work both shifts washing feet.

In addition to those people washing and caring for feet, volunteers are needed for the following activities:

  • Drive the supplies down to CenturyLink Field Event Center the day before, Tuesday, April 5.
  • Help manage the line on the April 6.
  • Do the laundry afterwards.

Read about foot washing at the 2015 Community Resource Exchange.

What can you volunteer to do? There is a sign-up sheet in the parish hall at Church of the Redeemer.

Supply drive

Community Resource Exchange 2016 poster

Community Resource Exchange 2016 poster

There is a supply drive for the following needed items at Church of the Redeemer through Sunday, April 3, 2016:

  • Socks (men and women)
  • Travel lotion
  • Toenail clippers
  • Travel sized foot powder

Bring items to the collection box in the parish hall.

Community Resource Exchange of United Way of King County

The Community Resource Exchange shows we care. It’s a day that connects people experiencing homelessness with important resources like a dental check, new shoes, a meal and more. With the help of 550 volunteers and 110 service providers, we were able to help 1,300 people experiencing homelessness on April 23, 2015.

The bigger hope for the day was to change the way people view homelessness: to challenge the misconceptions and to see the other side, the human side, of the story. A day where people who are homeless know others really care about them, care about their story and about helping them.

For more information, visit United Way of King County Community Resource Exchange.

If you have questions about foot washing, contact Emily Austin at

Church of the Redeemer

Community life at Redeemer centers on worship in the Episcopal traditionArt and music vitally deepen this worship. Our faith expresses itself with service to people, locally to internationally.

Church of the Redeemer is at 6210 Northeast 181st Street in Kenmore, Washington. We are a short distance north of Bothell Way, near the Burke-Gilman Trail. The entrance looks like a gravel driveway. The campus is larger on the inside than it is on the outside.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you.