The Puyallup Tribe of Indians


Dec. 11, 2019


10th annual Helping the Homeless event takes place at Tribal Administration on Saturday


TACOMA, Wash. – The Puyallup Tribe will hold its 10th annual Helping the Homeless event at 10 a.m. Dec. 14. The giveaway will take place in the parking lot of the Tribe’s Administration Building on Portland Avenue in Tacoma.


Puyallup Tribal Councilmember Sylvia Miller has taken the lead on the giveaway event for the area’s homeless population for the past nine years.


“This is about giving to people in need,” Miller said. “It’s good to give. And it’s good to take, if you are in need. Don’t be ashamed. We’ve all been there – I had Christmases getting puzzles that didn’t have all the pieces. Your kids need a Christmas. Or you need warm clothing.”


The event is free and open to the Tribal and non-Tribal community. News media are invited to cover the event.


Lend your support Community members are invited to help support the giveaway by donating new and used clothing, sleeping bags, blankets, and socks. Items will be accepted through Friday at the Puyallup Tribe Administration Building. Volunteers are also needed.


To donate or volunteer, please contact Community Events Coordinator Chester Earl at 253-307-3659 or Chester.e.earl@PuyallupTribe-nsn.gov


What: Helping the Homeless event

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14

Where: Tribal Administration building lot, 3009 Portland Ave. E., Tacoma

Who: The event is free and open to all members of the Tribal and non-Tribal community. News media are welcome to attend.


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About the Puyallup Tribe of Indians

The Puyallup People have lived along the shores of what is now called Puget Sound since time immemorial. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is a sovereign nation of more than 5,000 members and one of the largest employers in Pierce County. It serves its people and neighbors with generosity and is committed to building a sustainable way of life for future generations. Learn more about the Puyallup Tribe.


About the Puyallup Tribal Council

The Puyallup Tribal Council is the elected governing body of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. The council consists of Chairman David Z. Bean, Vice Chairman Bill Sterud, Sylvia Miller, Tim Reynon, Annette Bryan, James Rideout and Anna Bean.


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Contact: Katie Manzanares, Content Producer, Puyallup Tribe, 253-344-6712;

Katie.Manzanares@puyalluptribe-nsn.gov


Michael Thompson, Communications Director, Puyallup Tribe of Indians, (253) 382-6200;

Michael.Thompson@puyalluptribe-nsn.gov