US Coast Guard employees are not being paid during the government shutdown. Over 3,000 active duty and reserve members, civilian employees, and Coast Guard Auxiliarists stationed in the Pacific Northwest are working without pay.
Coast Guard families don’t know how they will pay their mortgages or rent, medical bills, childcare and other expenses. Some Coast Guard families in Washington State have no money for basic food items and household supplies.
Recently the food bank at the Seattle Coast Guard Station has experienced massive shortages. Some days the food bank supplies have been completely depleted. Supplies are going out faster than they are coming in.
Please ask your friends and neighbors to make a donation of non-perishable food, personal items, household supplies, or baby items this Saturday, January 26, 2019, 10am-3pm, at the Fred Meyer stores in Ballard or Issaquah between 10:00am and 3:00pm.
Marcus Trufant, former Seattle Seahawk, will be signing autographs and taking photos with donors at the Fred Meyer in Ballard (915 NW 45th St, Seattle).
Or they can make a financial donation to Coast Guard families at www.usonw.org/donate
Every day we are posting updates about the event and additional community support on this webpage.
Thank you so much for your support!
In the early morning hours, Edmonds Lions post flags along the streets of Edmonds in honor of Martin Luther King.
What a way to start the new year! The Edmonds Lions Club President, the club's Membership Chair, the club's newest member, and the Vice District Governor made the first meeting of the New Year memorable.
Edmonds Lions prepare to deliver food for Thanksgiving dinner to two families. This is an annual project that will be repeated just before Christmas.
Edmonds Lions put in time at the Lions Corn Booth during the Snohomish County fair in Monroe. The Lions prepared and sold hot buttered corn on the cob along with soft drinks, pickles, and other small food items. The Corn Booth proceeds go the Snohomish County Lions Foundation for its sight and hearing programs.
May 22, 2017. A highlight of the Edmonds Lions Club May 22nd meeting was the presentation of a Melvin Jones Fellowship to an Edmonds Lion. The recipient is flanked by others in the Club who have earned Melvin Jones
Fellowships in recognition of exemplary service to the Club and to the community it serves.
During 2016, the 62-foot-long Northwest Lions Health Screening Van traveled 37,547 miles throughout Washington and Northern Idaho to screen children and adults for potential medical problems. The medically-equipped van checks for glaucoma, diabetes, high blood pressure, and sight and hearing loss. The screenings are free. The van will be at the Edmonds Lutheran Church May 26, 2017, from 4:30 to 7 pm.
Annual Food Bank Raffle co-chairmen presented two checks to the director of the Carol Rowe Memorial Edmonds Food Bank, one for $5600 raised from raffle ticket sales and one for $600 of donations from community members. Many thanks to the local businesses that donated raffle prizes, the Lions and friends who helped with the annual raffle planning and sales, and the community for its continued enthusiastic support of the Edmonds Lions Club annual raffle to support the local Food Bank.
Edmonds Lions continue their fundraiser for the Edmonds Food Bank at the Edmonds Car Show. Generous citizens gave over $1000; every penny will be given to the Food Bank. An Edmonds Lions volunteer stands by the Club's sign at the fountain roundabout in downtown Edmonds.
At the base of the newly installed flag and pole at the Sierra Park Path for the Blind is a plaque that reads: "This flag and pole are gifts from the Edmonds Lions Club in honor of Lions Clubs International's worldwide service to those who are blind or visually impaired." The dedication program is June 11, 11 am, at the park. See prior post for more information.
Dedication of Flag and Memorial Plaque