Fire Victims Donation Center Closed + Some Shout Outs


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Scene of the tragic June 29th arsonAfter taking in an estimated 300+ truck fulls of goods, the Burien Fire Victims Donation Center (located at 156 SW 152nd Street) is now closed and being returned to its landlord.

Please make a note of it, spread the word, and do NOT show up with any more donations, since nobody will be there taking things in.

Lynda Insernio of Sterling Savings Bank sent out this email note:

I have worked with each of the families and have funds that we have already distributed or will distribute to them in the amount of $900.00 each to help them get into permanent housing.

There are additional funds in the account I will use for a further distribution once I know how much we have left in the account.  This has been an amazing experience that was shared by many folks.

We at the B-Town Blog would now like to take a moment to give some serious Shout Outs to local businesses, neighbors and just plain ol’ good peeps who donated to this fine cause, which benefited the families displaced by the June 29th apartment arson fire that killed three:

VOLUNTEERS WHO STAFFED THE DONATION CENTER:

  • Burien/Normandy Park Fire Dept.
  • The Mysterious International Soccer Team who helped move items
  • Christian Supply for donating the office space
  • Karen Paden
  • John & Amber Paden
  • Terri & Jared Butcher
  • Sandra Aguilla
  • Amy Hance-Brancati
  • Molly Verbon
  • Gwen Benedict
  • Matthew Benedict
  • Ian Benedict
  • Sandra Holmes
  • Ray & Jean Johnson
  • Kassidy Daw
  • Manyableshal Makey
  • Peggy Dunlap
  • Adanech Makey
  • Nicole Isernio
  • Angela Isernio
  • Ellie Cain
  • Gee Braun
  • Lesley Scheunemann
  • Carol Verbon
  • Peggie Recker
  • Danny Zaballos
  • Max Cullinan
  • Kerng Clausen
  • Jennifer Dumlao
  • Mabel Chu
  • Vicci Kennedy
  • Gus Ramos
  • Roycie Ditullio
  • Jane Caqncro
  • Mary Jane Lane
  • Amy Cullinan
  • Gay Paulus
  • Sandra Holmes
  • Nancy Sparks
  • Cari Sparks
  • Lynn Mays
  • Nicole Mays
  • Allison Gobat
  • Betsy Akena
  • Joslin Briggs
  • Jess & Carol Graf
  • Natalie Cullinan
  • Wendy Zaballos
  • Ashley & Jamie Olson
  • Ronald Donaldson
  • Patricia Hanley
  • Terri Hanley
  • Dennis Bjornstad
  • Bill Williams
  • Chris Bacon
  • Paul Mathews
  • David Rieger
  • Chuck Hanson
  • Dawn Thompson
  • Mark Bailey
  • DeAn Small
  • Erin Colins
  • Lupita Ayon
  • Lucy Mason
  • Alicia Brewer
  • Magdalenc Ayon
  • Celina Quintero
  • Logan Brickell
  • Stephanie Altness
  • Cindi Saltness
  • Scott Dixon
  • Carla Jones
  • Kathy Fitz
  • Rose Clark
  • Mayor Joan McGilton
  • Sue Blazak
  • Mike Martin
  • Chris Barnes
  • The Whistler Family
  • Brenda Martin
  • Gary Clausen and Hillcrest Bowl
  • Jimenez Family
  • The Will Family
  • Anyone else who didn’t leave a name – THANKS!

BUSINESSES WHICH DONATED TIME/MONEY:

  • Burien/Normandy Park Fire Dept.
  • The Other LLC (Mr. Richards, the landlord for Christian Supply who donated the building)
  • Burien Auto Group ($6000.00 donation to the families)
  • Burien Grocery Outlet ($25.00 donation to each family unit)
  • Wayne’s Grocery ($30.00 Gift certificate to each family unit)
  • La Costa (25 dinners donated to members of the families)
  • Bison Creek Pizza (held the first fundraiser July 6th, which brought in $5,000)
  • Mick and Adrian of Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub (held fundraiser auction July 16th, which brought in over $10,500)
  • The Mark Restaurant
  • Patty Sader and Discover Burien
  • Debra George of Marketing Innovations
  • Scott Schaefer/Mark Neuman of The B-Town Blog
  • Mark Minium of Burien Honda, for hosting the fundraiser auction
  • Elliot Bay Brewery
  • Gina & Jim Kallman who not only help setup the silent auction but then provided security for those items the entire night of the event
  • Glendale Lutheran Church
  • David Scheer Chiropractic
  • Dr. & Mrs Dennis Hansen Jr.
  • IBEW Local #46
  • Sterling Savings Bank
  • Collins Chiropractic
  • Lake Burien Presbyterian Church
  • The Red Cross
  • Gregory Heights School
  • The Union Gospel Mission
  • Lynn Coleman
  • Kathy Keene
  • Rose Clark
  • Rochelle Flynn
  • Beth Snyder
  • Steve Costanzo
  • Janel Stoneback
  • Cathy Low
  • Jesann Spani
  • Ross Locher
  • Ana Hughes
  • Dr. Aaron Collins and his wife Erin

INDIVIDUAL DONATIONS:

  • Dean Parker
  • Patricia DeCastongrene
  • Katherine Higgins
  • Meridith Luethe
  • Pamela Nomura
  • Ray & Jean Johnson
  • Peggy & Mike DeLeon
  • Nancy Willis
  • Loran & Sheila Kollmorgen
  • Judy Peterson
  • Sharelle Lerck
  • Barbara Clairmont
  • Norris Anderson
  • Margaret lisowski
  • Kathy Fitz
  • Amy Hallnum
  • James & Debra Wickham
  • Sam Colombo

AUCTION DONATIONS:

  • Sylvan Learning Center
  • Katie Arnold and her husband
  • Colleen Monette
  • The Hi-Liner’s
  • Tina Orwell
  • Dr. Elie Levy
  • Hey Paison!
  • Burien Little Theatre
  • Key Bank
  • Vino Bello
  • Highline Therapy
  • Full Tilt Ice Cream
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Lee Moyer
  • Dr. John Muramatsu
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Port of Seattle
  • Jean Kim
  • Jessica at the Tae Kwon Do Studio
  • Rick Cosgrave
  • B-Town Blog
  • Body Matters
  • Jim Coleman DDS
  • El Dorado West Retirement
  • Elliott Bay Brewhouse
  • Richard Bodine
  • Burien Honda
  • Robinson Newspapers
  • Madeline, Chloe Bjordahl
  • Highline Medical Group
  • The Tin Room
  • 909 Coffee & Wine
  • The Mark Restaurant
  • Optimark
  • Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub

This isn’t a complete list by any means, so if you know of someone or group we’ve overlooked, please let us know.

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