Elon Musk is considering turning one of Twitter’s offices into a hub of humanitarianism — and Jeff Bezos, of all people, has a suggestion … get on my level, ’cause I already did it.
The Tesla chief — and now, the Twitter board member — floated a somewhat kooky idea this weekend about what to do with the social media company’s San Francisco headquarters … namely, whether he oughta help turn it into a place where the needy can come and crash.
Convert Twitter SF HQ to homeless shelter since no one shows up anyway
He posed it as a question in a poll, writing … “Convert Twitter SF HQ to homeless shelter since no one shows up anyway,” with a simple “Y” or “N” response. As of this writing, upwards of 1.7 million have responded, and they’re mostly saying … do it, dude.
Welp, it sounds like the former Amazon honcho — and currently the 2nd richest guy in the world, behind Elon — heard about his tech bro’s dilemma … and offered some advice.
Jeff responded, “Or do portion. Worked out great and makes it easy for employees who want to volunteer.” He attached a link to an article that details exactly what he’s referencing … apparently, Amazon’s Seattle HQ did exactly what Elon’s proposing a couple of years back.
The Amazon shelter — which actually lies within the Seattle campus and is attached to one of their big offices there — is called Mary’s Place Family Center in The Regrade … and it’s a whopping 8 floors, spanning 63,000 square feet and with the capacity to house around 200 people a night.
Amazon teamed up with MP to get this place going amid the early days of the pandemic, and by all accounts … it’s been a godsend to the community. The digs ain’t bad either.
Sooo, if Elon’s serious … he can follow in Jeff’s footsteps to help out his fellow man. EM might have him beat in the bank account lately, but JB’s a step ahead in this department.