Employees at the Department of Permitting and Environmental Review (DPER) put together care packets for the homeless as a community service project. For the last month DPER employees donated various items such as warm hats, dental kits, personal hygiene items and food items so they could make care packets to distribute to the homeless. This week, many volunteers in the department formed a sort of assembly line in our lunchroom and put together about 50 care kits. There were even some care packets that included treats, toys and food for dogs who may be companions to the homeless. DPER permits homeless shelters for unincorporated King County and the staff thought the care packets would give a little hope for those in need.