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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 Department, along with the Seattle Neighborhood Group and the Lake City Community Council.  Residents learned how to prepare and respond before, during, and after a disaster. This project has been supported by the Small Sparks Fund.  The organizers are already excited about trying to develop an emergency preparedness HUB as a next step, and hope to apply for another Neighborhood Matching Fund. Congratulations to Ellie Rhoads and the Small Sparks steering committee!