Join Your Neighbors for Our Last Scheduled Clean Up for 2018
October 21st from 1pm – 3pm
Friends, we would really love to have a strong showing for our last regular clean up this year. If you have been hoping to make one of the clean up efforts please make sure you don’t miss this one. If you have been one of our past participants please come back out so that we can thank you for your dedication.
We will have some raffle prizes at each station, free “Love Lake City” t-shirts (while they last) along with some light snacks and refreshments. We provide all you need to participate.
Choose from 3 locations to meet our leads and pick up goodies and supplies –
1) Lake City Library at 12501 28th Ave.
2) Lake City Mini Park at the corner of NE 125th and LCW
3) God’s Lil Acre on 12517 33rd Ave. NE
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