Category Archive for: ‘Tent City 3 Stories’

  • Matt Barrett and friends on his birthday

    Tribute to Matthew R. Barrett

    Matthew R. Barrett (2/8/65 – 9/2/14) On September 2, 2014, we here at Greater Seattle Cares lost a good friend. That is the day that Matt Barrett, affectionately known as “Giant” both for his stature and the size of his great heart, ended his days …

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  • Move To St Dunstans Jan 4th 2014

    The Move to St. Dunstan’s

    The move to St. Dunstan’s was quite a distance. Twenty miles is further than you would think when hauling all the camp’s tents, skids, plywood and milk creates. Greater Seattle Cares contributed the rental for one of the UHaul trucks pictured here. Some of the …

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  • Walking with Giant, by Ilona Berzups

    Walking with Giant

    One man’s battle with homelessness and debilitating illness (2/8/65 – 9/2/14) Meet Matthew Robert Barrett, appropriately nicknamed Giant by his friends not just for his grand stature but for meeting a hard life head-on and being dubbed a big inspiration to all those who have …

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