A team of 38 Seattle City Light volunteers and family members, along with employees from McKinstry, worked to make a difference in
the life of one customer as part of Rebuilding Together Seattle's Spring Rebuilding Day on April 27. In one day, the energetic
volunteers and family members installed a new structural support beam, replaced a leaky water heater with a high-efficiency unit,
repainted two interior rooms, removed debris from the basement, repaired and replaced plumbing in the kitchen and bathroom, and
installed new appliances. Outside the home, teams removed blackberry bushes and other outgrown plants, mowed and trimmed the yard,
and rebuilt a deteriorating vegetable garden. Rebuilding Together Seattle
is committed to bringing volunteers and communities together to help low-income homeowners live in warmth, safety, and independence.
That mission is in line with Seattle City Light's employee volunteer program, which focuses on assistance to low-income customers and
environmental stewardship projects.
Earth Day project improves Duwamish Hill Preserve
In honor of Earth Day on Saturday, April 20, 28 City Light volunteers, employees and families, helped improve the Duwamish Hill Preserve
in Tukwila. City Light volunteers joined Forterra and the
Duwamish Alive Coalition at an Earth Month
project called Duwamish Alive. Volunteers removed blackberry bushes and other invasive plants, replanted the area with
native species, mulched the ground, weeded the area and much more. The Duwamish Hill Preserve
is a 10.5 acre parcel of historical, cultural and ecological significant land. Thanks to the actions of many partners
including the Friends of the Hill, Forterra and City of Tukwila, the property was purchased in 2004 and has been in active
restoration ever since. The Duwamish Hill Preserve serves as an outdoor classroom for students, a gathering place for restoration
volunteers, and a culturally significant location for Native Americans.