Amazon founder Jeff Bezos responded to Elon Musk’s Twitter ballot asking if the social media big’s headquarters must be transformed right into a homeless shelter.
“Convert Twitter SF HQ right into a homeless shelter since no one exhibits up anyway,” Musk requested Twitter customers on Saturday.
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Musk lately grew to become Twitter’s largest shareholder, revealing a 9.2% stake within the firm on April 4.
91.5% of people that responded to Musk’s ballot voted sure.
“Or do parts. It’s labored rather well and it’s simple for workers who wish to volunteer,” Bezos replied.
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Amazon homes a homeless shelter at its headquarters in Seattle, Washington, which occupies a part of the constructing.
Mary’s Place Household Heart at The Regrade opened in early March 2020 and supplies “shelter and help” for homeless households.
The shelter has house for as much as 200 folks every night time and serves meals to people who find themselves briefly residing within the shelter.
The house additionally has a well being clinic, workplaces, pc labs and gives professional bono authorized clinics.
Marty Hartman, government director of Mary’s Place, stated the house was a “saving grace” because it opened within the warmth of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“This new refuge, which opened up when he did, was our saving grace. It was our Amazon household, who acknowledged what we wanted earlier than we even knew it, and that house ensures we don’t must ship homeless households again throughout this unprecedented and attempting time,” Hartman wrote.
Bezos stated in an Instagram submit when the shelter opened that it could assist households get again on their ft.
“This shelter spans eight flooring – together with a well being clinic and important instruments to assist households in want get again on their ft. Due to Mary’s Place for partnering in bringing this inventive answer to life,” stated wrote Bezos in an Instagram submit when the shelter opened.