D5 Council Member, Debora Juarez Acknowledges “Stop the Bleed” Work
From Debora Juarez’s blog –
“Thank you to Sandy Motzer, Susanna Cunningham, Ann Forrest for all of their hard work to share Stop the Bleed training and tools in North Seattle! They installed life-saving “Stop the Bleed” stations in the Lake City Community Center and the Meadowbrook Community Center, thanks to a $5,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund award they applied for and won from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.
#StopTheBleed is a nationwide campaign to train bystanders how to prevent people from bleeding to death in an emergency situation such as a shooting, car crash, or earthquake. I hope you never have to use the training, but it’s so important. In such a situation, bystanders become the first line of defense when an injured person might not be able to access trained medical professionals in time. Considering that a person can bleed to death in less than five minutes, this training is just a crucial as learning CPR.
“The more people who know how to prevent themselves from being a victim and the more people who know what to do to help stop life-threatening bleeding, the better.” I couldn’t agree more, Sandy!
Interested in attending a training? Find out more from the Lake City Emergency Communications Hub here: http://lcstb.blogspot.com/
You can also find Stop the Bleed trainings across Seattle and King County: https://bit.ly/2zCEzwF
The trainings are put on by many partners, including Seattle Office of Emergency Management, UW Medicine Harborview Medical Center, Public Health – Seattle & King County, Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center. #SurviveInD5 #D5 #Seattle”
Addressing Lost Shopping Carts is Just a Phone Call Away
Shopping carts are expensive loses for local retailers and they are glad when they are able to retrieve those that go missing and left abandoned in the community. The below phone numbers for local Lake City retailers that often have lost carts are provided below. If you seen an abandoned shopping cart, please consider calling the appropriate number once you have identified where the cart is from and be prepared to provide the approximate location of the cart.
Bartell Drugs (206) 362-7571
Fred Meyer. (206) 440-2400 (Press 2 for Departments then press 7 to speak to store representative)
Safeway (206) 306-0504
Value Village (206) 365-8232
Sunday, September 16th
Sunday, September 16th – 1pm – 2pm – meet in front of the Lake City Post Office
LCFF has been conducting community clean up efforts in Lake City for the past five years. We are proud of the hundreds of bags of trash collected and give heartfelt thanks to all those that have taken a little time to come out and support these efforts. LCFF provides gloves, bags, grabbers and safety vests. While it is common to find needles we are always sure to instruct our participants not to pick up needles. We ask that people let one of our leads know where they are so that we can take care of it and record it. These are family friendly events and safety is our top priority. The clean up portion of the work provides part of the goal for this program. While trash pick up is an ongoing effort; the conversations, connections and community spirit is a huge part of why these gatherings are so important.
This Sunday we have chose to meet in front of the Lake City Post Office. The area around the post office and the Panos properties has been a very hot topic on local social media as well as being featured on KOMO and Q13 news. We felt that this meeting place gives us an opportunity to connect with neighbors who might be interested in discussing the area with others in hopes of authentic dialog around solutions and strategies.
Please know that LCFF is in contact with our Seattle City Council Member, Debora Juarez, the Mayor’s office and King County Health to ensure that the issues around human waste is being addressed around the area of the post office and the Panos property. All have committed to responding to the issues and we are hopeful for a resolution that will address a complex set of circumstances.
We hope that you will consider joining us this Sunday