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Help is needed: Volunteer and give back to help those affected by Windstorm 2015

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Volunteers are needed right now to reach out to citizens affected by the destructive windstorm last week. Tens of thousands are still without power, without heat and struggling to eat affordably. 

If you would like to volunteer to help there is a training session today, Monday, November 23rd: 

  • 1:00 p.m.  East Central Community Center – 500 S. Stone

?Volunteers will provide resource information, maps, and contact information to citizens and help the City of Spokane and other agencies identify those who may not be capable of leaving their homes and need additional assistance.

To Volunteer on your own:

You can distribute the same information to your neighbors in need.  Please be sure to use extra caution when going into areas with fallen trees and potential downed power lines.

Resource List

Emergency Management Door Flyer

City Press Release Info

For additional questions please contact the Community and Neighborhoods Division at 625-6083

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To Volunteer for other needs:

Catholic Charities has generously agreed to assist with matching community needs and requests to volunteers, both individual and corporate.  Please call 509-358-4250 or visit their website.

For registered volunteers on Volunteer Spokane, please update your Disaster Response information on your profile.

For new volunteers, register here .

Catholic Charities has received lots of requests for diapers, wipes, food,  water,  flashlights, batteries, candles, blankets, sleeping bags, etc.

If you are willing to help, we want to hear from you.  Please call Catholic Charities at 509-358-4250.

**Please remember, some of the agencies who typically provide services and assist in mobilizing volunteers have been impacted by the Wind Storm and are still currently without power, phones, access to internet, etc.  We encourage you to check back frequently to Volunteer Spokane or call Catholic Charities for new needs and projects that you may be able to assist with.**

Information from VolunteerSpokane.org

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