Relief Effort for Greenwood!
Today Green Lake Community Council Chairman Michael
Cornell presented a check for $500.00 to the Lee Harper, Executive Director
of Phinney Neighborhood Association for the Greenwood Disaster Relief
Fund to help businesses and employees affected by this week's huge gas
explosion in the heart of the historic, vibrant and important Greenwood
"Most of the businesses affected by the Greenwood explosion were local,
independent, non-chain, non-franchise businesses. Independent businesses
like these and the people who work there are big parts of the hearts and
souls of Seattle's distinct neighborhoods. We must support them," Michael
Cornell said. Insurance may be slow or reluctant to pay claims and may
not help employees who are out of work until their places of business
reopen. The Phinney Neighborhood Associate established the fund within
hours of the Wednesday morning explosion that leveled three businesses
and affected dozens of other neighborhood businesses and apartments.
Cornell and Green Lake Community Council have challenged other community
councils, neighborhood associations and chambers of commerce to match
or beat the donation from Green Lake. Checks for the relief fund can be
made out to Phinney Neighborhood Association with "Greenwood disaster
relief" in the memo, and sent to PNA-Greenwood Relief Fund, 6532 Phinney
Ave N., Seattle, WA 98103. Click
here if you want a printable flier to distribute.
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EXPLOSION DESTROYS BUILDINGS AT 85TH &
In the early hours of the morning on Wed. March 9, a massive exposion
took out a section of buildings and 3 businesses at Greenwood Ave &
North 85th St. By first light, PNA (Phinney Neighborhood Association)
and others were already setting up emergency fund raisers to help people
and businesses affected. PNA has set up a
web site listing fundraising events and efforts. Here are some of
the ways you can help:
• PNA - Greenwood Relief Fund - Checks can be made out to Phinney
Neighborhood Association with "Greenwood disaster relief" in the memo
and sent to: PNA - Greenwood Relief Fund 6532 Phinney Ave N. Seattle,
• Support the Employees - Community member Jason Malcom created
a gofundme account
to support the employees at the businesses affected by the explosion.
The PNA is the fiscal sponsor and will help distribute the funds to the
appropriate parties involved.
• Greenwood Fred Meyer is donating all the proceeds from their
coin boxes to the effort.
• Naked City and Taproot Theatre are teaming up to raise as much
money as possible in a single day for those affected by the explosion
in Greenwood. 100 percent of proceeds from every pint of Greenwood Phoenix
Golden Ale sold at Naked City on Thursday, March 10th, open to close,
will go directly to the PNA (Phinney Neighborhood Association) tax deductible