Assistance Section

Applications open for families to register for holiday help from Salvation Army

Applications open for families to register for holiday help from Salvation Army

King County families can apply for holiday assistance at their local Salvation Army office. A list of King County zip codes and corresponding offices can be found on the website: KingCounty.SalvationArmy.org. Applicants... [Read more]

UPDATE: Tuesday Fire Displaces Six; Red Cross Providing Assistance

UPDATE: Tuesday Fire Displaces Six; Red Cross Providing Assistance

UPDATE 7/12/11 1:30 p.m.: We just received word that six people have been displaced by a residential fire, which occurred at 13049 First Ave South on Tuesday afternoon around Noon (we first learned of... [Read more]

Five Years Later, Death Of Woman Found In Burien Remains Unsolved

Five Years Later, Death Of Woman Found In Burien Remains Unsolved

Five years ago this Sunday, Feb. 6th, marks a very sad and tragic anniversary – that’s when the body of Nicole Pietz was found in a wooded area in Burien. She was the victim of a homicide, and... [Read more]

‘BTownHelpers’ Is Looking For Burien-Area Residents In Need

‘BTownHelpers’ Is Looking For Burien-Area Residents In Need

Burien native Jerrod Sessler wants our Readers to know that he is spearheading a new venture, called “BTownHelpers” that is aimed at helping local residents in need. “There is a growing... [Read more]

Three Tree Point Contractor/Drummer Suffers Heart Attack, Needs Help

Three Tree Point Contractor/Drummer Suffers Heart Attack, Needs Help

Burien native Todd Anderson suffered a serious heart attack on Dec. 9th, and his family is reluctantly asking for financial help to offset some of the costs. Todd was born and raised in Burien’s... [Read more]

Police Offering $2,000 Reward For ‘He or She’ Pharmacy-Robbing Bandit

Police Offering $2,000 Reward For ‘He or She’ Pharmacy-Robbing Bandit

Last week we posted photos of a female robber that Des Moines Police were seeking that appeared to be male, but apparently isn’t. On Tuesday (Dec. 21) the King County Sheriff’s Department... [Read more]

Local Churches Unite To Help ‘Transform Burien’ With Giveaway Dec. 19th

Local Churches Unite To Help ‘Transform Burien’ With Giveaway Dec. 19th

Transform Burien, a cooperative group of Christ-centered churches located in the Burien/Highline area, will be holding a special Toy/Gift Giveaway event on Sunday, Dec. 19th for families that find it hard... [Read more]

Here’s Where You Can ‘Gift’ Back To Your Community By Volunteering

Here’s Where You Can ‘Gift’ Back To Your Community By Volunteering

It’s the holiday season in B-Town, the perfect time to ‘gift’ your local community by giving back in the form of volunteerism. In that spirit, here’s a starter list of local volunteer... [Read more]

State Patrol Seeking Witnesses To Monday’s Fatal Wrong-Way Crash On 509

State Patrol Seeking Witnesses To Monday’s Fatal Wrong-Way Crash On 509

The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses who may have seen the wrong way driver and subsequent collisions that occurred on Monday, Oct. 18th on SR 509 that led to a pedestrian fatality and several... [Read more]

Burien Parks News: Parent Raves About Class; Instructor Needs PC Help

Burien Parks News: Parent Raves About Class; Instructor Needs PC Help

Debbie Zemke, Recreation Manager for the City of Burien, tells us of two news nuggets out of Burien Parks – one good, and one not-so-good that involves a call for computer-related help – first, the... [Read more]

Exchange Club Of Highline Seeking Christmas Items To Send To Troops

Exchange Club Of Highline Seeking Christmas Items To Send To Troops

The Exchange Club of Highline is seeking Christmas-related items to put in “Goodie Boxes” to send to some of our troops overseas, and they need your help. This is after a successful August... [Read more]

Final Shorewood Park Work Party Of The Year Is This Saturday, Oct. 9th

Final Shorewood Park Work Party Of The Year Is This Saturday, Oct. 9th

The folks at Shorewood on the Sound Blog say that the final Shorewood Park Work Party of the year is this Saturday, Oct. 9th, starting at 10am. Volunteers are meeting at the park entrance on 28th Place... [Read more]

REMINDER: Hospitality House “Walk To Stomp Out Homelessness” Is Sept. 25th

REMINDER: Hospitality House “Walk To Stomp Out Homelessness” Is Sept. 25th

We’d like to remind our Readers that on Saturday, Sept. 25th, Burien’s Hospitality House will be holding its annual “Walk to Stomp out Homelessness,” its annual major fundraiser,... [Read more]

Have “One Warm Coat”? Girl Scouts Will Be Collecting Reusable Coats Saturday

Have “One Warm Coat”? Girl Scouts Will Be Collecting Reusable Coats Saturday

Burien Girl Scouts will be holding a “One Warm Coat” drive this Saturday  from 10am – 3pm at the Kids’ Day at the Burien Fire Station, located at 15100 8th Ave SW. . They’re... [Read more]

Help Marvista Elementary Students In Their “Back To School Supply Drive”

Help Marvista Elementary Students In Their “Back To School Supply Drive”

The Marvista Elementary School PTSA (Community Outreach Committee) is sponsoring a “Back to School Supply Drive” until Sept. 18th. They ask that when families do their school supply shopping,... [Read more]

UPDATE: Over $5,500 Raised At Auction For Pit Bull Attack Victim

UPDATE: Over $5,500 Raised At Auction For Pit Bull Attack Victim

As we reported last week, on Tuesday night (Aug. 31st), area residents held an auction fundraiser party at The Mark Restaurant for Jeanette Cunningham, the victim of a pit bull attack in Burien in July. Jeanette... [Read more]

Buy Entertainment Coupon Books To Help Exchange Club Of Highline

Buy Entertainment Coupon Books To Help Exchange Club Of Highline

The Exchange Club of Highline is now selling the latest Entertainment Books for $25, which contain two-for-one and other coupons offering up to 50% off at local businesses, plus new bonus cards for up... [Read more]

Get Free Food For Volunteering At Burien’s “El Tianguis” Latino Market

Get Free Food For Volunteering At Burien’s “El Tianguis” Latino Market

“El Tianguis,” Burien’s weekly outdoor Latino Street Market held Sundays from 11am – 4pm near Burien Town Square Park, is seeking volunteers. There’s no pay, but it looks like... [Read more]

Did You Work At Sea-Tac? Highline Historical Society Seeks Airport Memories

Did You Work At Sea-Tac? Highline Historical Society Seeks Airport Memories

Our friends at the Highline Historical Society (we’re members, are you? Join here) are looking for people who worked at Sea-Tac Airport or for an airline or airport vendor between 1930 and 2000. If... [Read more]

Donations Now Being Accepted For YWCA’s Annual Closet Treasures Sale

Donations Now Being Accepted For YWCA’s Annual Closet Treasures Sale

The YWCA is now seeking donations for their Eighth Annual Closet Treasures Sale, which takes place Oct. 2nd and 3rd at their downtown Seattle location and will benefit Dress for Success® Seattle. Dress... [Read more]

City Of Burien Seeking Donors For Blood Drive On Tuesday, July 27th

City Of Burien Seeking Donors For Blood Drive On Tuesday, July 27th

The City of Burien will be rolling up its sleeves, clenching its fists and donating blood at a blood drive on Tuesday, July 27th, and they’re looking for donors. Then, it’ll get a cookie and... [Read more]

Rebuilding Together Seattle Can Help Low-Income Homeowners In Need

Rebuilding Together Seattle Can Help Low-Income Homeowners In Need

Rebuilding Together Seattle (www.rtseattle.org), a nonprofit organization, is currently accepting applications from homeowners in need. Rebuilding Together Seattle (RTS) provides donated repair services... [Read more]

Burien Resident Shares Experience Building Homes In Quake-torn Haiti

Burien Resident Shares Experience Building Homes In Quake-torn Haiti

Story & Photos by Fred Feiertag [EDITOR’S NOTE: When we found out that our neighbor Fred Feiertag was going to travel some 3,400+ miles to Haiti to help with earthquake relief, we asked if he’d... [Read more]

Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Puget Sound Seeking Male Volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Puget Sound Seeking Male Volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound, a donor-supported mentoring organization with programs in King County, is looking for male volunteers to be Big Brothers. According to the organization: Volunteers... [Read more]