Greenwood Explosion Relief Fund

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Front window at Seattle ReCreative, 03/09/2016

Our hearts go out to everyone affected by yesterday’s natural gas explosion in the Greenwood Neighborhood. The explosion leveled a building which was home to Mr. Gyros, Neptune Coffee, and Greenwood Quick Stop.  The explosion also damaged 36 other small businesses, including Seattle ReCreative, located directly across the street from the blast.

Seattle ReCreative was founded by two West Woodland Neighborhood Mom’s – Emily Korson & Jenna Boitano – and is closed until further notice.

How You Can Help:

Seattle ReCreative is planning a volunteer clean up effort on Friday, March 11th for all those who wish to pitch in and help with the clean-up effort.  Once additional infromation is received, I will update this post.

Financial Support:

If you’re unable to physically pitch in, there are other ways you can help.  Phinney Neighborhood Association is accepting tax-deductible donations for the Greenwood Explosion relief fund and you can donate here:  

You can also donate directly to Seattle ReCreative here:

With your help, we will see Seattle ReCreative & the other the Greenwood small businesses back open soon!

Photo of Seattle ReCreative store front courtesy Seattle Fire Department.

Show your Support for Safety Improvements at 6th Ave NW & NW 65th St.

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On Wednesday, March 9th, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways (SNG) and Ballard Greenways will be presenting, on behalf of the West Woodland neighborhood, at the Ballard District Council meeting.
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SNG is asking for funds to create pedestrian safety improvements at the corner of 6th Ave NW & NW 65th Street, currently a dangerous crossing along the proposed 6th Ave NW Greenway.

Neighbors who support the 6th Ave NW Greenway, and pedestrian safety improvements along this proposed path, are asked to attend this meeting in a visual show of support! Securing funds to improve this corner is critical to moving forward with the proposed greenway.

Meeting Information:

Date: March 9, 2016
Location: Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave NW
Time: 7:00 PM
Event Information:

About the meeting:

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways will be given 5 minutes to present their proposal. This 5 minutes will include: 2 minutes to describe the problem/ issue needing to be addressed, as well as backup/ support documents or graphics, testimony from other supporters and 3 minutes Q&A time about the proposed project. The Q&A time may extend beyond the time allotted at the discretion of the Ballard District Council President.

You are under no obligation to stay for the full meeting. We just need applause & cheering for the SNG presentation.