Bison Creek Fundraiser Brings In $5,000

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Jared Butcher, organizer of Sunday’s fire victim fundraiser at Bison Creek Pizza, just reported this great news to us:

Bison Creek Fundraiser was a success!

We raised roughly $5,000, loaded 7 pickup trucks and two paramedic vehicles.

Lt. Will and his crew at Fire District #2 were a great help with accepting donations – I could not have done it without them.

KIRO, KOMO, KING and Q13 broadcast info, interviews and live clips of the event, which was a big help in bringing people out to the fundraiser.

Thank you Burien for all your support – you deserve a pat on the back!

The next fundraisers are:

  • Monday, July 14th, July 14, 2008, from Noon to Midnight, Hillcrest Family Bowling Center in Renton will be holding a major fundraiser, with 100% of all proceeds from all-day bowling and shoe rental going to an already established fund to support these four families.
    • “I witnessed the fire that night, and it was something that I hope I never see again,” says Jerry Clausen, Hillcrest’s owner.  “I was surrounded by despair and desperation, and there was nothing I could do to help.”  Well, that was the night of the fire, but after Clausen and his wife JoAnne found out that the young child that perished in the fire and members of at least 3 displaced families were classmates of their 7 and 12 year old sons. “ I had no choice, this is about family, and taking care of one another, there just isn’t enough of that in this world today,” explained Clausen. “ We have the ability to do it, and others don’t, it’s just that simple.”
    • There will be four collection barrels at the center to collect clothing or other needed items for the 4 families.
    • There will be live music from 6pm on featuring a live band, and a featuring a jam with some of Seattle’s more popular musicians.
    • There will be an opportunity for private donations as well.
    • If Hillcrest gets enough cool stuff donated, they will auction off articles throughout the night.
  • Wednesday July 16th, from 6pm on, at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub located at 435 SW 152nd Street – a special Silent and Live Auction fundraiser for the families with live music and much more. If you have items to donate to either auction – contact Patty Sader at Discover Burien 206-433-2882.

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