In partnership with the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is funding 15 community groups throughout the City in support of Community Emergency Hubs and the creation or updating of their own Hub-in-a-Box. Funding this year prioritized new, first-time hubs where ones do not currently exist.
A Hub-in-a-Box contains the essential materials and supplies a community would need in case of a disaster where help from the City or others is delayed or disrupted. They must be contained within a durable and secured storage box that is in a publicly accessible location.
Congratulations to the following organizations on their grant awards:
- Ballard P-Patch (Ballard)
- Braeburn Condos (Capitol Hill)
- Daejeon Park Emergency Hub Committee (Central District)
- Haller Lake Community Club (Haller Lake)
- Hillman City P-Patch (Hillman City)
- Magnuson Park Emergency Community Hub (Northeast Seattle)
- MIQA Be Prepared (Magnolia)
- Peace Lutheran Church (West Seattle)
- Pigeon Point Emergency Communications Hub (Pigeon Point)
- Rainier Vista Neighbors Prepared (Rainier Vista)
- Seniors V Team Foundation (International District)
- SNAP Garfield North (Central District)
- John United Lutheran Church Hub (Phinney Ridge)
- Volunteer Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Capitol Hill)
- Windermere North Sand Point HUB (Northeast Seattle)
What is a Community Emergency Hub?
- Hubs serve as a central gathering place among neighbors in homes, apartments, condominiums, P-Patches, parks, or other community gathering spots, after a disaster to help each other.
- They are organized and managed by local neighbors and serve to connect and help people when City and other resources are overwhelmed.
- Hubs are a way to collect, coordinate and provide information on local situations, needs, and resources.
- Emergency hubs also are a great way to encourage emergency preparedness in your neighborhood, or to connect with others and receive training on emergency preparedness.
If you want to learn more about Community Emergency Hubs and what local Hub Captains are doing in their own neighborhoods, visit seattle.gov/hubs.