By Senator Kohl‑Welles


     WHEREAS, The Millionair Club was founded eighty years ago by Ballard resident Martin Johanson, who believed that it was not enough to simply feed the homeless, but to give them meaningful work as well; and


     WHEREAS, This extraordinary non-profit organization has provided over 660,000 day-labor jobs in the Puget Sound area and served more than 8.6 million meals; and


     WHEREAS, The Millionair Club has risen from its humble beginnings in a Pioneer Square basement to one of the largest and most successful day-labor programs in Seattle and in the state of Washington; and


     WHEREAS, The city of Seattle and the state of Washington benefit greatly from the accomplishments of the caring and gifted individuals who work and volunteer for the Millionair Club, who give selflessly of themselves so that the homeless and underprivileged may work and contribute to the economic and social development of the city of Seattle and the state of Washington; and


     WHEREAS, Through the Millionair Club, our state=s homeless citizens have an opportunity to regain the dignity and status of a normal citizen of the state of Washington, and contribute to their communities alongside more privileged citizens of our state;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate honor and congratulate the Millionair Club for its hard work, dedication, and contribution to furthering the dignity and honor of homeless citizens by allowing them to empower themselves.


I, Tony M. Cook, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 8648,

adopted by the Senate March 30, 2001.





Secretary of the Senate