In the wake of the March 9 gas explosion in Greenwood, the PNA formed the Greenwood Relief Fund to collect donations to help the businesses and residents affected by the blast. (List of businesses and residential buildings affected). We convened a group of PNA business members and experts to disburse the funds. As of August 19, 2016, the community has donated $321,730!
On Friday, September 9, 6-9 pm there will be a Phoenix Party at the site of the explosion to celebrate all the volunteers, supporters and heros who came together to support our businesses and Greenwood community these past six months. The event, spearheaded by two members of the Greenwood Relief Fund Advisory Committee, will feature a live D.J., Mr. Gyro's food truck, and activities and fun for all ages. Come out, have fun and celebrate Greenwood!
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8/8/16: Some businesses bouncing back after Greenwood gas explosion; Owners credit community, Phinney Neighborhood Association, with helping them reopen » (City Living Seattle)
7/28/16: Greenwood's Angry Beaver Hockey Bar Finally Reopened » (The Stranger)
5/4/16: In Greenwood explosion’s wake, artists paint murals on damaged businesses » (The Seattle Times)
4/26/16: Fundraising efforts have reached $260,601, thanks to countless individuals and over 100 businesses who donated or held benefits...So far, $234,423 has been disbursed but funds are still needed, as the estimated damage is in the millions..."
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4/22/16: $258, 071 has been raised, with money still coming in. Nearly all the funds have been distributed to affected residents, employees and business owners. Because damages are estimated in millions, PNA continues to welcome donations to the fund. Donate online or via mail/in-person at 6532 Phinney Ave N., Seattle, WA 98103. PNA will also help promote any fundraisers or benefits organized by businesses or groups.
4/12/16: Color blooms as Greenwood rebuilds after blast: Restoration work continues as questions loom (The Seattle PI)
4/1/16: Fundraising efforts have reached $243,870! This includes donations to the PNA Greenwood Relief Fund, GoFundMe and Fundly campaigns. 1,830 people and businesses have donated, plus additional folks who donated cash at various locations. Over 40 businesses have hosted or are hosting benefits in the coming weeks. So far, we have disbursed $105,000 to residents, employees and business owners.
3/24/16: Greenwood Relief Fund continues to grow; fund advisory board formed (email update)
3/18/16: After explosion, Greenwood comes together » (The Seattle Times)
3/18/16: PNA distributes an initial $64,000 to residents and employees » (press release)
3/17/16:Explosion site cleanup continues, Greenwood Recovery Office open through March 25 (phinneywood.com)
3/16/16: Neighbors, business owners come together to move forward after Greenwood explosion (phinneywood.com)
3/14/16: Relief funds reach $133,000, plans for distribution underway (email update)
You can make a tax-deductible donation to the fund for those affected by the explosion here. 100% of the money raised by the PNA will go directly to relief efforts, including business owners, employees and residents affected by the disaster. If you were affected by the blast and need support, please fill out the form on this page or contact Emilia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-783-2244.
Checks can be made out to Phinney Neighborhood Association with "Greenwood disaster relief" in the memo and sent to:
PNA - Greenwood Relief Fund
6532 Phinney Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Please note we aren't accepting any material donations at this time. We'll post an update if and when any material items are needed.
Community fundraising efforts:
If you would like to be involved in raising
money for the relief fund, please contact Ana Maria King at email@example.com.
After the volunteer work party on March 12, it looks as though immediate volunteer needs for the recovery effort have been met. If you have already signed up to help, we will notify you if other opportunities arise as businesses rebuild. Otherwise, please consider our many other volunteer opportunities.
For businesses/residents affected by the explosion:
If you have been displaced from your home, the Red Cross is providing assistance (206-323-2345, press 2.) If you are in need of other support, resources or assistance, please fill out the form on this page.
Businesses and residents: