Azrael Early, cancer, halloween

Community to help fulfill young Bremerton cancer patient’s birthday wish on Halloween

BREMERTON, Wash. — A young cancer patient in Bremerton has just one wish for his birthday early next month: To hand out candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.

Azrael Early’s ninja costume is just about set.

On Sunday night, he marked another day off the calendar in his bedroom, which means his birthday isn’t far behind.

“Calendar’s a huge thing,” his mom Jessie told KOMO News.

This year, 8-year-old Azrael has just one wish to ring in his birthday.

“Trick-or-treaters and passing out candy,” he said

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King County Sheriff: Warning – high school students died from fentanyl overdoses.

See the Video HERE of Ballard student who died, his parents and doctor speaking..

King County Sheriff issuing public safety warning after two Sammamish high school students died from fentanyl overdoses. Here she shows an example of the counterfeit pills they’re finding on the street. Fentanyl is extremely dangerous and potentially deadly.

Ballard HS student latest local teen to die from accidental fentanyl overdose

SEATTLE — A Ballard High School student is the latest local teen to die from an accidental overdose of fentanyl from pills he thought contained just oxycodone, according to high school officials.

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Spike in King Co. overdose deaths linked to fentanyl-laced pills, powders

If you need Help: Opioids | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Cataldo Ambulance medics and other first responders revive a 32-year-old man who was found unresponsive and not breathing after an opioid overdose on a sidewalk in the Boston suburb of Everett, Massachusetts, U.S., August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The recent increase in overdose deaths in King County have been linked to fentanyl-laced pills and powders, officials confirm.

Between mid-June to mid-September of this year alone, there have been 141 suspected and confirmed drug overdose deaths, according to Seattle & King County Public Health. In 2018, there were 109.

M30 pills, also known as Oxycodone, were the most common synthetic opioid pain relievers used in Washington state, followed by V48 and A212 pills. White powders were also very common.

From: KOMO NEWS

If you need Help: Opioids | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Assistant Chief Christian Johnson, Okanogan Volunteer Fire Department, seattle medic one

Donations for Assistant Chief Christian Johnson

More than half of firefighter’s body burned while fighting Spring Coulee Fire
Christian Johnson is in a medically-induced coma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
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Donations for Assistant Chief Christian Johnson – GoFundMe

As most of you know Christian Johnson, Assistant Chief of the Okanogan Volunteer Fire Department, has suffered serious injuries while on the Spring Coulee Fire. He has second and third degree burns over 50-60% of his body. Christian is currently in a medically induced coma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. They are currently trying to stabilize him so they can proceed with skin graft surgery. He will be looking at a minimum of 2-3 months in the ICU. Christian has served his country as a sergeant in the Army, and was deployed with the Washington State National Guard from November 2003-2005 in Baghdad. He retired after 22 years of service and has volunteered for the Okanogan Fire Department for 20 years. Christian is a selfless man, who is always willing to help those in need, and never ask for anything in return. We are now asking for your help to make this long journey a little easier for him and his family. Any amount of donations are greatly appreciated and will go towards helping the family with travel, housing, food, etc.

GoFundMe for Christian Johnson Assistant Chief

Also: An account is now set up to help Johnson and his family with expenses. You can send donations to:

North Cascades Bank
PO Box 672
Okanogan, WA 98840

Checks should be payable to the “Christian Johnson Donation Account.”

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Seattle Police stocking up on opioid overdose medicine – EVENT! SAT AUGUST 31, 2019

Eight cities in Washington will host events for Overdose Awareness Day, Saturday.

The Seattle Police Department has ordered 145 more doses of naloxone, the opioid overdose medicine, to be distributed across their five precincts. Read More

According to the National Safety Council, there were 61,311 preventable drug overdoses in the country in 2017.

Of those, more than 43,000 involved opioids.

For more information of the efforts in Washington state to stop overdoses, click here.

August 31, Seattle
Who: VOCAL Washington

What: Resilience, Remembrance and Healing. An event to create a space that holds people that are grieving and also increases awareness of the issue of overdose and what can be done to prevent them. Naloxone distribution and overdose prevention training.

Where: Occidental Park, 117 South Washington Street, Seattle, WA 98104

When: August 31, 2019, 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Contact: info@vocal-wa.org

Overdose Awareness Day Events 2019

August 21, Mount Vernon
Who: Pioneer Counseling/Phoenix Recovery Services. Skagit County

What: Overdose Awareness Event, Awareness Walk at 5:00 p.m. Free NARCAN, overdose response trainings, food, music, tribute board, resource booth.

Where: Cleveland Park, 1401 Cleveland Street, Mount Vernon, WA, 98273

When: August 21, 2019. 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Contact: (360) 848-8437

August 28, Yakima
Who: Triumph Treatment Services

What: “Time to Remember. Time to Act”. Memorial wall to honor those who were lost due to an overdose. Attendees are encouraged to bring photos of loved ones impacted or lost, and to stand in solidarity with friends and families of fatal overdose victims.

Where: Franklin Park. 410 S 19th Ave, Yakima, WA, 98902

When: August 28, 2019, 3:00 p.m. – Dusk

Contact: Triumph Treatment Services (509) 571-1455

August 28, Belfair
Who: Mason County

What: “Mason County Overdose Awareness Month”. Overdose awareness walk, resources, treatment providers, naloxone distribution and overdose response training.

Where: North Mason Timberland Library. 23081 NE State Route 3, Belfair, WA 98528

When: August 28, 2019, 4:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m. Awareness walk starts at 6:00 p.m.

Contact: Abe Gardner (360) 463-2238

August 29, Shelton
Who: Mason County

What: “Mason County Overdose Awareness Month”. Overdose awareness walk, resources, treatment providers, naloxone distribution and overdose response training.

Where: Kneeland Park, West Railroad Ave, Shelton, WA 98584

When: August 29, 2019, 4:00 p.m. till 7pm. Awareness walk starts at 6:00 p.m.

Contact: Abe Gardner (360) 463-2238

August 31, Vancouver
Who: Clark County Public Health, Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health, and Clark County Opioid Task Force

What: Opioid overdose intervention training with the overdose prevention drug, Naloxone. A limited supply of free Naloxone kits will be available at the event. RSVP for overdose intervention training: https://sw_wa_opioid_awareness_day_2019.eventbrite.com

There will also be the third annual Southwest Washington Overdose Awareness Day candlelight vigil from 6-8pm, no RSVP needed.

Where: Marshall Community Center, 1009 E McLoughlin Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98663

When: August 31, 2019. Overdose prevention training 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Candlelight Vigil 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Contact: jim.jensen@southwestach.org

September 5, Everett
Who: Snohomish County Overdose Prevention

What: “A Night to Remember, A Time to Act.” Resource fair, speakers, candlelight vigil, attendees are encouraged to bring photos of loved ones lost to overdose or impacted by drug use.

Where: Snohomish County Campus, 3000 Rockefeller Ave, #5, Everett, WA, 98201

When: September 5, 2019. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6pm, indoor resource fair 6:30-7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. move outside for speakers and candlelight vigil.

Contact: https://www.facebook.com/events/342389723365852/

September 6, Okanogan
Who: Okanogan County Public Health

What: An event to remember friends and family affected by overdose. We will offer resources, including overdose response training and naloxone distribution.

Where: Okanogan County Public Health 1234 2nd Ave South, Okanogan, WA 98840

When: September 6, 2019. 6230-4:30 p.m.

Contact: (509) 422-7140

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Two-Part Mental Health First Aid Training Workshop

Two-Part Mental Health First Aid Training Workshop

Event date: Monday, Aug 12, 2019 –
9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Location: NewHolly
Address: New Holly Gathering Hall
7054 32nd Ave S
Seattle, WA

Attendees welcome:
All tenants – SHA housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher holders
Attendee Age: Adult – Age 18 and older

Description:
Trainers from Valley Cities Mental Health will teach attendees to identify and understand common signs of mental illness and substance abuse. They will also coach how to interact with a person in crisis and how to connect them with trained professionals who can help them through this difficult time.

The two-part workshop will take place on Monday, August 12th and Wednesday, August 14th from 9:30am to 3:00pm. You must attend both days.

Training is free for SHA residents and lunch is provided both days.

Contact Ellen Ziontz at (206) 239-1625, eziontz@seattlehousing.org or Dean McBee at (206) 491-7830, deanmcbee1@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Supporting programs: Valley Cities Mental Health

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RideShare Safety: “What’s My Name??”

Ride-share companies are re-examining the driver-passenger matching process. Already Uber and Lyft emphasize license-plate matching as a base-level safety precaution, but other tools like Uber’s glowing Beacon and Lyft’s Amp are supposed to help match drivers and riders…

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TOMORROW JUNE 24: “One People, One Heart”. 7-9pm. Sheraton Grand Seattle

Mon, June 24, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Sheraton Grand Seattle
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

An evening of unity & Inspiration celebrating the teachings and life lessons of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson of righteous memory.

Keynote Address by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau*. Details to follow.

*Rabbi Lau is one of the world’s most revered and charismatic Jewish leaders. Lau was born in 1937 in Poland, the son of his town’s last Chief Rabbi. He served as the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 1993 to 2003. Up until his retirement in 2017, he served as the Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv and Chairman of Yad Vashem—Israel’s official memorial organization to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. In 2005, Lau was awarded the Israel Prize (the country’s highest honor) for his lifetime achievements and special contribution to society and the State of Israel.

Keynote Address by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau*. Details to follow.

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services
Washington State Department of Social & Health Services. Publication Date: March 2015. Updated: January 15, 2019.

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services 2017 – In the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, 42 domestic violence shelter and advocacy programs in Washington State served 24,692 survivors of domestic violence and their children, including 5,672 who used emergency shelter. Shelter programs received 97,688 crisis hotline and information/referral calls.

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services 2016 – In the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, 43 domestic violence shelter and advocacy programs in Washington State served 25,120 survivors of domestic violence and their children, including 5,957 who used emergency shelter. Shelter programs received 94,627 crisis hotline and information/referral calls.

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services 2015 – In the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, 44 domestic violence shelter and advocacy programs in Washington State served 23,728 survivors of domestic violence and their children, including 5,690 who used emergency shelter. Shelter programs received 91,263 crisis hotline and information/referral calls.

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services 2014 – In the year ending June 30, 2014, 43 domestic violence shelter and advocacy programs in Washington State served 21,807 survivors of domestic violence and their children, including 5,855 who used emergency shelter. Shelter programs received 95,232 crisis hotline and information/referral calls.

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Monday June 24 – “One People, One Heart”.

http://onepeopleoneheart.org/

We’d like to invite you to an historical & powerful evening of Jewish unity featuring world renowned former Chief Rabbi of Israel & Chairman of Yad Vashem – Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau. The event will be June 24th 7pm at the Sheraton Grand in Downtown Seattle. This is going to be a can’t miss event as Rabbi Lau is one of the most captivating and inspiring speakers in the Jewish world.

Attendees will be coming from all over Washington State from all affiliations and backgrounds in a true celebration of harmony & togetherness.

This is going to be a very special event & we look forward to seeing you there!

General admission $25

For more info & to RSVP please visit onepeopleoneheart.org

http://onepeopleoneheart.org/