LOCAL FOOD BANKS
Seattle Public Schools posted online that the district’s nutrition services have enough food supply to support students at this time. They are encouraging people to make sure the local food banks are stocked. Here is a link for a map of food banks in Seattle and other resources on how you can help.
We have been corresponding with Tina Joehnk, the volunteer coordinator at Mary’s Place. She said that with schools being out, Mary’s Place has an increase of kids in shelter, and their youth services team could use help keeping them engaged and learning in Kids Club. There are volunteer opportunities in the Kids Clubs at Family Centers in Burien, Northshore, North Seattle, White Center, and Downtown Seattle. Tina will update us as other needs arise. (Please note, prior Mary’s Place training is required to serve in this way.)
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The community experiencing homelessness along Aurora is particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 because many of them have compromised immune systems. Aurora Commons needs support to help their unhoused community shelter in place by providing enough supplies to keep them warm, sheltered, and fed during this crisis. 100% of all donations from this fund will directly be used to help our neighbors experiencing homelessness survive outside during this crisis. Please visit the Aurora Commons website for updated needs and information.
There is a massive shortage of blood donations in our area. Below are donation sites accessible to our church. There is also a list of mobile blood drive sites here.
Bloodworks Northwest - Donation Sites:
10357 Stone Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98133
19723 Highway 99, Suite F
Lynnwood, WA 98036
921 Terry Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104