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10/30 @ Rainier Community Ctr Energy, Utility, Community Affordability Resource Summit & Enrollment Event

Dear Community Partners & Advocates,

You are invited for a FREE event of essential program highlights that can improve our diverse communities quality of life!  WE are all part of a fabric of our greater diverse communities, let us come together to help our mutual clients!

Energy, Utility, Community Affordability Resource Summit & Enrollment Event

Friday, October 30, 2015

8:30 am-12:00 pm (Open to Service Providers)

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm (Open to Public – Enrollment Event)

Rainier Community Center

4600 38th Ave SSeattle, WA  98118


  • Do you feel you have customers/clients that can benefit from essential programs and emergent basic needs?
  • Would you like to learn up to date program highlights and pertinent information that can provide financial assistance AND save money for other basic needs?
  • Would you like to network with other community program providers?

Please join us at the morning Summit (8:30-Noon) and please share awareness for the enrollment event (1:30 pm – 4:30 pm).  Please feel free to also share this with your community contacts, etc.

For more information or to RSVP by 10/23/15, please contact ASAP due to limited space available:

Brenda.Sevilla-Miranda@Seattle.gov (206) 733-9055

Cynthia.Ellison@Seattle.gov (206) 733-9035


Started as a result of interagency study (collaborative efforts from various City Depts.)


  • Learn more about City, County, State & Community programs that will help our mutual customers who are in need of basic services
  • Gain insight into what utility assistance programs the City offers and program qualification & guidelines
  • Opportunity to network and collaborate more effectively
  • Helps align with the city’s goal of building stronger families and connecting most vulnerable clients to much needed services

Supports Program Partners Goals:

Builds Strong Families & Healthy CommunitiesBuilds awareness of the many social services programs and helps to alleviate some of their financial worries.  In turn, this effort improves their quality of life as well as helps to improve their health and beyond.  Studies show that there is a strong link to health and economic disparities.  By helping and connecting people with the resources & tools, this will enable them to be more empowered and live a healthier lifestyle.

Socio-Economic Equity This summit helps to fight poverty in the greater Seattle areas by connecting program managers & community organizations to vital resources that is important to their clients & customers.  Programs such as: utility assistance; energy & water conservation; weatherization; food assistance; health insurance, etc. are all basic needs and helps to keep the customer’s roof over their head.  This event strongly supports socio-economic justice efforts.

Effective Public Engagement- Engaging our diverse communities in a resourceful and respectful way are very important.  Collaborative efforts with grassroots & community organization leaders & staff are critical to our success.  Through this event, we hope to strengthen our networks with our community partners.

Protecting our Precious Resources- Conservation is our most important resource and a resource of choice.  We promote collaboration among City departments, community groups, businesses and residents to be environmental stewards so many generations can enjoy our precious resources and strengthen sustainability.  This summit will provide information on how to conserve energy, water and build conscious efforts about recycling, composting and waste management.

Loyalty Day May 1st

Loyalty Day
May 1st (tomorrow) Noon- 1:30 PM
Post 2713 West Seattle
3601 SW Alaska St Seattle
sandwiches, cookies, soda/coffee will be served

Purpose: To revitalize emotions of Patriotism and Pride of Country. Our combat veterans inaugurated Loyalty Day demonstrations for May 1st across the country. They were joined by thousands of men, women, and children representing organizations, groups, schools and churches, civilians and armed forces. All were enthusiastic about having a special occasion on which to demonstrate their allegiance to Flag and Country.

The first gathering for a Loyalty Day Program was May 1st, 1923. In 1958, after years of legislative lobbying, spearheaded by the Auxiliary and the VFW, Congress officially designated May 1st as Loyalty Day.

“Loyalty Day has now been set aside across our nation as a day affording our people an occasion to reaffirm their belief in Freedom, Democracy, and their God-given rights to individual liberties and to demonstrate their opposition to the forces of disruption and subversion”.

From coast to coast the VFW Loyalty Day observances inspired vividly patriotic participation in all walks of life. Let us continue to hold our banners and flags high- to remind our countrymen of loyalty to American freedoms, for which many of our veterans have laid down their lives. Let’s do our best to enliven Loyalty Day for young and old with special events, parades, and patriotic programs. Take steps now to revive the truly American customs of celebrating and playing together. They illustrate our united interests, and pride in being Americans – who are privileged to live in a free country, and enjoy the opportunity of keeping our nation free.

See J.R. Martinez tomorrow at GRCC at 7:30pm

Wounded vet and Dancing with the Stars winner J.R. Martinez will be speaking tomorrow at the Green River Community College at 7:30pm. It is $10 if you are not a student but you need to call ahead to reserve your seat. Click here to see the flyer.

If you don’t know who J.R. is, you should. He is a veteran of the Iraq war and suffered burns on 40% of his body when trapped in a HUMVEE. Throughout it all he has remained positive and and inspiration. Below is a video from DWTS.