News from Backpack Brigade: Need More Volunteer Help in September

posted 2 months ago by HomerHarrisHub from Homer Harris Hub COVID-19 Support
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We received the message below from Nichelle Hilton, CEO of Backpack Brigade. Their need for volunteers to help pack and deliver meals will increase starting starting Sept. 8th or 10th. Details below. Please contact Nichelle directly if interested: 206-495-8983; nichelle@backpackbrigade.org

Message from Nichelle We are in the warm days…

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King County Food Bank Home Delivery Ordering Form

posted 2 months ago by HomerHarrisHub from Homer Harris Hub COVID-19 Support
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United Way of King County is offering weekly food box home delivery in partnership with select King County food banks and DoorDash. Please fill out this form to request a weekly, reoccurring food box order.

We will be in contact on a weekly basis to confirm food box deliveries and…

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Maps to Find Food Banks, Farms, and Takeout

posted 2 months ago by HomerHarrisHub from Homer Harris Hub COVID-19 Support
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The Seattle Mayor's website has online information and maps here that show locations of farms and farmers markets where you can purchase fresh produce, food banks in the Seattle area, small businesses open for takeout, and sources of food support for younger and older people.

Update: Volunteer Opportunities as of August 7, 2020

posted 3 months ago by HomerHarrisHub from Homer Harris Hub COVID-19 Support
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Here's our most recent list of volunteer opportunities.

Byrd Barr Food Bank needs volunteers Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for 2-hour (or longer)shifts, 10 am to 3pm. For more information, contact Brian Yeager, brian@byrdbarr.place, 206-812-4961. You may also fill out an online form at: https://byrdbarrplace.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Byrd Barr Food Bank clients are…

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Why I Volunteer

posted 3 months ago by HomerHarrisHub from Homer Harris Hub COVID-19 Support
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Many thanks to our volunteer Jim Lasersohn for writing this post and for the great work he does!

When the COVID-19 crisis started, I was on a sabbatical type of leave from work. The plan during this time included some local and foreign travel as well as serving as the…

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Instructions for how to sew face masks

posted 3 months ago by HomerHarrisHub from Homer Harris Hub COVID-19 Support
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Coordinating group member Shelley McIntyre has written up her instructions for sewing face masks for kids and adults, posted here. Thank you, Shelley!

Help the YMCA Reach Out to Seniors by Phone!

posted 6 months ago by HomerHarrisHub from Homer Harris Hub COVID-19 Support
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We have received a request from Seattle YMCA for help with their Senior Wellness telephone calls to seniors in our community. Most of the calls are fun! People are glad to hear from the Y. If volunteers have a phone call with a senior who needs support, a YMCA staff…

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Who We Are

posted 6 months ago by HomerHarrisHub from Homer Harris Hub COVID-19 Support
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The Homer Harris Emergency Hub was established in 2019 to prepare our neighborhood for a natural disaster such as a major earthquake. Now, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are adjusting our work to set up an online and telephone communication system where neighbors may ask for help and…

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Area Served

posted 7 months ago by HomerHarrisHub from Homer Harris Hub COVID-19 Support
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Initially we are working in the Homer Harris neighborhood, roughly defined as the 10-block radius surrounding Homer Harris Park and bounded by Madison, John, Martin Luther King, Union, and 19th. In the future, we may expand to additional blocks appropriate to needs and resources.

Who We Are

posted 7 months ago by HomerHarrisHub from Homer Harris Hub COVID-19 Support
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The Homer Harris Emergency Hub was established in 2019 to prepare our neighborhood for a natural disaster such as a major earthquake. Now, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are adjusting our work to set up an online and telephone communication system where neighbors may ask for help and…

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