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New Emergency Hubs at P-Patch Gardens Underway

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods and Seattle Office of Emergency Management received a $35,000 Community Resilience Award from FEMA to establish community hubs at P-Patch community gardens that serve as gathering places in an emergency. The funds supported volunteer training, translations and emergency hub kits at 12 southeast Seattle gardens with five gardens this year.  View this […]


Free emergency preparedness training offered at Southeast Seattle P-Patch community gardens

Free training on emergency preparedness will be offered at six Southeast Seattle P-Patch community gardens beginning in September. The training will cover basic preparedness, how to stay safe in an earthquake, using the P-Patch as a Community Emergency Hub, and a review of supplies that will be stored at the P-Patch. Thirteen Southeast Seattle P-Patch […]


FEMA Grant to Create Emergency Hubs in Southeast Seattle P-Patch Community Gardens

Mayor Mike McGinn announced in May that the Seattle Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods (DoN) have been awarded $35,000 from the FEMA Community Resilience Innovation Challenge. The cash award will establish community emergency preparedness “Hubs” in selected P-Patch community gardens in southeast Seattle, in addition to providing training and outreach […]


Get Fired Up on Neighbor Appreciation Day!

What’s quickly becoming one of the hottest events of Neighbor Appreciation Day is the Seattle Fire Department’s annual Fire House Open Houses.  Your neighborhood fire fighters invite you to tour the fire houses, learn about the equipment and fire safety, and get to know them in a non-emergency situation!  Click here for locations and times.


Neighborhood Matching Fund supported emergency preparedness workshop at Arbor Heights Elementary

Arbor Heights Elementary School is inviting friends, family and neighbors to get connected and get prepared at an Emergency Preparedness event on October 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  at the school (3701 SW 104th Street).  This event is a part of a disaster preparedness project at Arbor Heights Elementary supported by a $10,520 […]


The Voice reports on Small Sparks funded Safety Saturday event

Residents of Seattle Housing Authority’s Lake City House and Lake City Court learned to prepare for an emergency during the Safety Saturday event in Lake City.  The event was funded through a Neighborhood Matching Fund Small Sparks award.  Click here to read the article featured in Neighborhood House’s “The Voice”.


Neighborhood Matching Fund supports neighbors preparing for disaster

On July 14, Lake City residents hosted an amazingly successful “Safety Saturday Festival” for the diverse population of residents and businesses on 33rd Avenue NE, 125th to 127th. Several city departments were on hand to help with the preparedness effort, including Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Office of Emergency Management, Seattle Public Library, and Seattle Police […]


Info to help you stay safe in this winter weather

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Emergency system test set for this morning at 11

 A nationwide test of the emergency alert system is scheduled for this morning at 11.  Click here  for more information.


Neighborhood Matching Fund hosts community workshops

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods will hold two workshops for community members interested in applying to the fall cycle of the Small and Simple Projects Fund, a program of the Neighborhood Matching Fund.  Attendees will learn how to develop a competitive proposal for any project and hear about resources available for emergency preparedness projects. Seattle Department […]