The rain was relentless on the early afternoon of Thanksgiving Day. Residents of the tiny house village in South Lake Union — Lake Union Village, also known as LUV — slowly emerged from their warm, brightly painted homes to come and get individual plates of turkey, vegetables, potatoes and gravy delivered by the Union Presbyterian Church to the village’s central kitchen.
Bill Corpening helmed the front desk, escorting in volunteers from the church and workers from Uplift Northwest — formerly the Millionaire’s Club — that brought in the food.
James O’Hara and his son, Jamie, came in to get Thanksgiving dinner. O’Hara said that his favorite part of Thanksgiving was the food and playing flag football after the meal.
Tyajuana M. said it’s been a while since she had a Thanksgiving meal with her family. It’s been helpful living in the tiny house village, she said.
Thanksgiving is a trying time for people who are struggling. Real Change is thankful for those who make it slightly easier for people in need.
Read more of the Dec. 1-7, 2021 issue.