Two West Seattle homes destroyed by fire yesterday

Two West Seattle families completely lost their homes yesterday from a devastating fire. Another home was damaged by the same 2-alarm fire as well.

If you are interested in donating, two “crowd funding” sites have been set up for the two families. Click here for Tom and Mary and here for Amy and John‘s fundraising sites.

UPDATE: Another crowd funding site has been added for the other home that was involved with fire. Click here for Ellie and her husband.

From West Seattle Blog:

Three Morgan Junction food/beverage establishments – Peel & Press, The Bridge, Beveridge Place Pub – will be donating a percentage of proceeds on Tuesday,according to Dan from P & P.

Obliteride to race through Beach Drive

On Sunday, August 11, 2013, around one hundred cyclist will pedal the through Beach Drive as part of their 180 mile trek for Obliteride.  Obliteride Obliteride is a fundraiser for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to help obliterate cancer.

Our neighborhood is the 2nd day of a 180 mile course with day 2 beginning at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma and finishing in Magnuson Park in North Seattle.

Neighbors are encouraged to come to the end of their driveway, set up chairs, play music and cheer for the cyclists as they ride through the area. Cyclists will be wearing a rider number on their helmet, back of jersey and on the back of their seat.

Here’s the West Seattle portion of the course from Burien:

          • Right on Marine View Drive (Arbor Heights)
          • They will go downhill from there (Endolyne Joes) 
          • Continue through the intersection and head North to Fauntleroy
          • Right on Fauntleroy (South end of Lincoln Park)
          • Left on 47th Ave. SW (Union 76 station)
          • Downhill to Lowman Beach
          • Soft right onto Beach Drive to Alki 
          • Rest Stop at Coastal Surf Boutique (10am – 2pm)
          • Continue on Alki Ave. to Harbor Ave 
          • Left on Alki Trail and over lower W. Seattle Bridge

Let’s cheer these cyclist on for such an important cause!


Support your local Veterans

We just received this email from the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 160

On Veterans Day, November 11, 2012, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 160 is hosting a spaghetti dinner that is free for veterans and their families. 

We are also holding a donation drive on November 11 from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm to collect items that will be used to create care packages for a group of JBLM soldiers who recent deployed to Afghanistan, who have been adopted by American Legion Post 160 and Auxiliary Unit 160.  Donation suggestions include, but are not limited to:  toothpaste, shaving cream, soap, non-perishable snacks (beef jerky, cookies, sunflower seeds, etc.), and coffee.  Any cash donations will be used to purchase care package items and/or pay for shipping charges.

Both events will be held at American Legion Post 160, located at 3618 SW Alaska Street in West Seattle.  Please contact the Auxiliary at ALAUnit160@gmail .com with any questions.

This is a great opportunity to show our gratitude to those who have served our country.

Happy Veterans Day!

Buy some Bings TOMORROW at Emma Schmitz View Point [Corrected]

Tomorrow, June 28, 2012 from 11:00 – 1:00 pm at at Emma Schmitz Memorial View Point, you can buy Bing Cherries and help raise funds for Jessica Oldwyn who is fighting a brain tumor.  More info here.

Look for a maroon Dodge truck with a trailor.  

I can't think of a more delicious fundraiser, can you?

HAT TIP: Tracy from WSB.  I initally posted the wrong date…blaming our new puppy for (happily) wearing me out