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Compassionate Volunteers Needed! (South King County)

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Providence Hospice of Seattle is seeking patient care volunteers to offer essential practical and emotional support to hospice patients and their loved ones in King County. Patient care volunteers are required to go through extensive training to help prepare them for this amazing work.

Do you enjoy listening to stories, reading poems and passages out loud, or playing a game of cribbage? What about pruning a few roses, doing a load of laundry, or running to the store for a bag of groceries? Do you play a musical instrument… violin, guitar, piano, and have felt a calling to share your gift? Perhaps you’d like typing a letter, or helping in our office with filing, data entry, etc? Is sewing, knitting or crocheting one of your gifts? You could knit/crochet comfort shawls or sew gowns and pillows in the comfort of your own home!

The work our volunteers provide is profound. To be a peaceful presence of compassion to the dying and their families is an honor.

Unpaid family caregivers are unsung heroes. Many have been caregiving for years at great sacrifice. At end of life, we want to serve the patient and their family. Respite is a gift we can offer to a caregiver. To have a few hours to themselves for shopping, sleeping, taking a shower is a blessing they so desperately need. There are some patients who are alone and need companionship. You could be a peaceful presence to whom a patient could share their life stories. You chose the geographic area you want, and the days and times you wish to serve!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Volunteers must be 21 years or older. In addition, volunteers who are interested in working directly with patients and their families must not have had a personal loss within the last 12 months.

Listen to your heart. If working with individuals at end of life is where you feel you are being called, then contact Providence Hospice of Seattle to find out more! The telephone number is 206-320-4000. Please ask for Steve in Volunteer Services.

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Seattle Action Network Executive Director Ron Williams to visit Seattle Schools

Starting in September The Seattle Action Network Executive Director Ron Williams will make ‘surprise’ visits to Seattle area jr high and high schools to encourage students to stay ‘laser-focused’ on their education by cutting down on cell phone use, texting, video gaming, and just hanging out.

“In the end, its your education that will take you where your life will lead you’. says Mr. Williams.

“Avoiding the alcohol and drug culture, staying away from any form of violence and staying laser focused on your education and being the best that you can be, is what matters’.

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Concerns of crime, lack of support for neighborhood homeless – Part One


(photo credit:Stephen Miller)

Seattle Action Network wish to thank Mr.Stephen Miller, editor of the Capitol Hill Times for his article Concerns of crime, lack of support for neighborhood homeless – Part One on Seattle Action Network.

Please citizens do not become too ‘passive’ about serious issues. Lets get to work. Thank you again Mr.Miller and we love the great reading in the Capitol Hill Times!

Seattle Channel: Mayor`s Media Availability: SPD East Precinct Summer Safety Patrol 7/19/2012 19:24
Mayor Mike McGinn is joined by Seattle Police Department representatives at the East precinct to talk about public safety. Watch the Mayor here as he talks about public safety.

Read about the death of young Victor Duffy. I hold community churches, at-risk youth groups, etc as also being responsible for not having monitored Mr. Duffy after his first experience with the police. I’m sure there will be an investigation into the Tukwila Police Department.