Message from your Lake City Emergency Hub Team:
Lake City Hub, Fred Meyer south parking lot, 13000 Lake City Way NE
Please join the Lake City Hub Team at the 2018 City-Wide Emergency Communication Hub Field Exercise this coming Saturday, April 28, 9-11:30 am at Lake City Fred Meyer in the SE corner of the lower parking. This exercise is a total failure of the Western WA power grid—cause unknown and resolution time not estimated.
We really need you to volunteer as a Hub Team member or to act out brief scripts of people (1) having information to share (for example, The ABC Store on Lake City Way is offering generator power to people needing to charge medical equipment); (2) needing something (for example, What pharmacies are open to fill my Dad’s insulin prescription?), and/or (3) offering a resource (for example, I can stay to help with Japanese interpretation). Those scripts will help us practice meeting local needs and matching them with local resources. Or simply stop by to learn about the Hub and some strategies for emergency preparedness—how-to build an emergency kit, how-to access and purify water, how-to manage sanitation, and how (and when) to control utilities.
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New Group Forms to Help Connect Lake City’s Diverse Community
Visit their new Facebook page here: www.Facebook.com/LakeCityCollective
Support the Lake City Collective: Click Here
The Lake City Collective (LCC) has formed to create a unified voice among the mosaic of cultures in the Lake City neighborhood to increase capacity and political agency among communities of color, immigrants and refugees. The group is working to build bridges across the diverse Lake City Community to begin to build consensus on and advocate for shared needs and goals in the many public and nonprofit planning processes that are actively seeking their input.
Community leaders Peggy Hernandez, Cesar Garcia and Tsegay Berhe, established the Lake City Collective to build the capacity of marginalized populations to address issues like economic development, affordable housing, displacement, early learning, across the ages programing, and all aspects of livability in our Community.
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The Children’s Home Society of Washington as the lead agency along with senior partners, Lake City Future First and the Lake City Neighborhood Alliance received a $550,000 implementation grant to help move the work of the “Imagine Lake City Together” action plan forward.
Council Member Debra Juarez Provides Update on 33rd Ave. Park
Debra Juarez who chairs the Seattle City Council Committee that oversees parks provided this brief update in her recent newsletter along with these renderings. “Construction of this park, on 125th and 33rd Ave NE, will now start at the end of this year, and it will open next year.”
You can view the rest of Council Member Juarez’s newsletter here: Click Here for Newsletter
Senior Meal Program Needs You
From Darcy at Hunger Intervention Program
We are so excited to expand our senior meal program, but we can’t do it alone. We need a volunteers to fill a variety of positions to provide more hot, nutritious meals to North Seattle seniors. Below are our greatest volunteer needs. If you don’t see something that is right for you, please forward these opportunities to a friend or neighbor who might be… our need is great! And don’t forget that every volunteer shift includes a delicious, made-from-scratch lunch as a small token of our gratitude.
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