A plywood storage cubby made all the difference for David Morgan.
Morgan, 53, arrived in Seattle carrying his personal belongings on his back. When he got a sleeping mat alongside 200 other men at St. Martin de Porres, a Catholic Community Services shelter on Pier 36 on Alaskan Way, it lifted another burden.
The shelter provided Morgan, a Real Change vendor, with a small cubby where he stores a backpack with enough clean clothing to last him one week. He keeps his other belongings locked in a Tacoma storage unit he rents for $45 a month after he lost his apartment.