In response to the explosion at 85th and Greenwood, The PNA and its business members are working to create an action plan to provide relief to the area, as we learn more about the situation. We're in contact with the City and various community members and are consolidating information as we know more. We are grateful to be part of a community that quickly steps up to help. We'll update you as we go along.
Community fundraisers & benefits »
List of businesses and residential buildings affected »
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: