Reminder – this event is this Tuesday night.
This post has also been updated to include the meeting agenda and links to news and resources. Please help get the word out by forwarding to anyone you think might be interested.
How to Stay Safe, and
What Steps are Needed to Rebuild?
The Greenwood Community Council’s monthly meeting is devoted to the aftermath of the blast that leveled part of our downtown. The response by our public servants and neighborhood volunteers has been amazing, and we honor everyone who has contributed.
This meeting will focus on the way forward:
- What steps do we all need to take to prepare for and avoid future disasters such as gas leaks, and
- What are resources for recovering and rebuilding after over the longer term.
Please join us Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at a special location: St. John’s Egan Hall, 120 N 79th St. just off Greenwood Avenue. The program for this event is still coming together, but we have confirmed speakers from Puget Sound Energy, the Mayor’s office, Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods and Office of Economic Development. We will also set aside time and ask for tributes for those who have stepped up this week to help the community, its businesses and their employees who have been impacted.
7:00 Welcome and introductions
7:10 How to stay safe from gas leaks and prepare for disaster
Speakers from Puget Sound Energy,
Greenwood CC Safety/Health Committee,
7:40 Steps and resources to recover and rebuild
Speakers from Phinney Neighborhood Center, Dept.
of Neighborhoods, Office of Economic Development,
8:20 Testimonials from the audience for those who stepped up
to help neighbors in a time of crisis
Here are some useful links and resources:
- Ongoing reports are found on PhinneyWood
- A list of fundraising and volunteer opportunities from PNA (and kudos to businesses that have participated!)
- Lists of recovery resources from PNA and the Department of Neighborhoods
- News articles from NY Times, CNN, NBC,
Seattle Times (1 2 3 4 5), King5, KIRO, KUOW, Q13 (1 2), KPLU, Puget Sound Business Journal, MyBallard, and the Stranger
- Photos of the explosion and aftermath from SeattlePI.com (1 2), Seattle Times, KIRO
- Statement from Mayor Murray
- Support for firefighters and Greenwood business recovery from Governor Inslee
- Another loss for Greenwood: its food bank (Seattle Times)
- How the Greenwood explosion created a pressure wave (curbed.com)
- Know the warning signs of a gas leak before things explode (Everett Herald)
- Green Lake community council donates to Greenwood