Amazon to open shelter for homeless in its Headquarter
Sharing and caring is the spirit of humanity, and while we all know this, seldom this principle is followed. However, there are few who think for the underprivileged.
Amazon is building a homeless shelter inside its downtown Seattle headquarters. Eight floors of an upcoming office building will be home to the Mary’s Place Family Center and will be able to house up to 275 guests per night.
The shelter would be opened this month itself.
The tech giant has been working on the homeless housing project with its longtime community partner, Mary’s Place, for two years.
Not only will it house sleeping spaces for homeless families, the facility will also include an industrial kitchen where meals will be prepared for guests and 10 other Mary’s Place shelters in Kings County.
The new shelter will also feature a health and legal clinic, a rec room, a rooftop terrace, and a diversion shelter to help homeless families in transition. Two of its floors will house 30 rooms for unhoused families with children under treatment for serious medical illnesses. On the seventh floor of the building, there will be space for Amazon employees to continue their volunteer work through Mary’s Place by offering coding courses, resume workshops, and reading lessons to kids.
The shelter would also have a place for pets.
Amazon.com is world’s top online retail store. Jeff Bezos wrote down the business plan for Amazon.com during his trip from the state of New York to the state of Seattle.