Loving Where We Live
Updated: Apr 16, 2020
Amidst all of the craziness last week, something very heart-warming happened. Robin Kelley (Executive Director at FISH and past, long time Greater Issaquah Chamber Festival Director) remembered we have these Salmon Days hand sanitizing stations in storage and she thought perhaps they could be used by the community right now. She mentioned it to long time X-Stream team volunteer David Bahm, he reached out to other extreme team members. Our Production Manager Peter Norby brought it to my attention.
It was so amazing and such a great idea, I immediately got in contact with the Mayor’s Office and City Administrator Wally Bobkiewicz. They in turn, reached out to their team, who also reached out to the Issaquah School District. Ron Thiele and his team saw the benefit of having extra hand sanitizing stations in common areas right away and jumped on it. Pete Norby connected with another longtime X-Stream team volunteer, Mike Raab and yesterday they got them out of storage and assembled the stations. This morning ISD picked them up. All of this took place in just in less than two days.
We are thrilled that the Chamber is able to help keep our youth healthy, especially now when we are all dealing with the COVID-19 virus concerns. This little story just proves (once again) how remarkable and wonderful our community truly is. Thank you ALL!!!