Volunteers needed in Bellevue!

I just received an email from my CERT group coordinator (Certified Emergency Response Training) that due to weather conditions, a shelter is opening in Bellevue to handle the Special Needs population.  They are sorely in need of some volunteers, no training needed, to help staff the shelter.  It is located in the Crossroads area of Bellevue, and contact info to volunteer is at the end of this email.

As many of you know, my sister is in surgery over at Evergreen today, and I will be helping her after surgery as a guest in my home for at least a couple of days.  Since I can’t respond to the request by being a volunteer at this time for that reason, I am hoping that this message will reach enough of you to meet this immediate need. I may be able to jump in at the end of the schedule depending on how my sister is doing after surgery today.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED: Wed. 12/17, Thurs. 12/18, Sunday 11/21 and Monday the 22nd from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Staying awake during the entire shift is the request.  From the email: “Social Service agencies are handling all notifications to target populations.  Those who come to use the shelter may arrive and register between 9:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. and must leave by 6:30 a.m.  30-50 max people are expected.  A Kirkland mother and her children ages 7, 4, 2 and 1” are expected to arrive tonight, as example of the growing need for services and volunteers to staff the shelter.

Contact Info to Sign Up:

Cathryn Laird

Assistant Human Resources Director

City of Bellevue


CLaird@bellevuewa.gov [mailto:CLaird@bellevuewa.gov]

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6 thoughts on “Volunteers needed in Bellevue!

  1. Ardell, have you Twitter’d this? I’ll do this for my “followers”…you’d be amazed how far it may reach….I hope we both are!

    I’ll forward this on to a few folks to help spread the word.

    I hope your sister has a speedy recovery.

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