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The Vera Project Raises over $100,000 in Sweet 16 Gala Celebration!

Vera Project Sweet 16 CelebrationThe Vera Project celebrated its 16th year at a gala celebration proudly presented by community partners Sub Pop and Napster.

The 10th annual Viva Vera gala took place on Saturday, March 25 at the historic Washington Hall and featured performances by Sound Off! and More Music @ the Moore alumni PARISALEXA and Otieno Terry. Guests enjoyed hosted drinks from Oola Distillery, Underground Wine Project, Georgetown Brewing, Malus Ginger Beer, and Caffe Vita coffee and appetizers and dinner catered by Madres Kitchen, a sustainable, locally sourced, and woman-owned business.

The gala’s live and silent auctions brought together 200 of Seattle’s premier music and art supporters and luminaries and raised over $109,000 for The Vera Project’s all-ages music and education programming. Auction items included an opportunity to create your own ice cream sundae for Molly Moon’s to feature for a weekend, an exclusive autographed Pearl Jam poster, a whiskey workshop at Oola Distillery catered by Madres Kitchen, a private party in The Comet Tavern’s Cloud Room and a framed print from body-positive photographer Ashley Armitage. Guests also entered for a chance to win Seattle’s best raffle prize: $1200 to spend at Linda Dercshang’s bars and restaurants.

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Powerpedia Forms Nonprofit to Provide Free Solar Systems to Orphanages Throughout Baja Mexico and Beyond

GetChargedUpPowerpedia, a San Diego-based renewable energy consultancy (http://powerpedia.com) has announced the formation of the nonprofit organization “#GetChargedUp” (http://GetChargedUp.net) to facilitate a multi-year commitment of providing free solar systems to orphanages throughout Baja Mexico and beyond, under its flagship program #EmpowerOrphans.

“I recently had a chance to spend the day with children and volunteers at the Rancho de Los Niños orphanage in Baja, Mexico and it was an extraordinary experience for me,” said Faisal El Azzouzi, Principal at Powerpedia and founder of #GetChargedUp.  “It is truly humbling to see the hard work put forth by the staff and the passion of the volunteers at the orphanage.  Nearly 70 children live there, and they deserve all the help we can give.  We couldn’t be happier to contribute with clean electricity and high-tech education to take care of some of their basic needs today, and help prepare them for a better tomorrow.”

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Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance and Seguin Moreau Cooperage Team Up to Fight Hunger

Walla Walla Wine AllianceThe Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance is excited to announce a new partnership for the local Barrel Full of Money fundraising campaign. Seguin Moreau, famed French barrel manufacturer, will be joining the efforts to raise money for the Blue Mountain Action Council Food Bank by donating a portion of money from barrels purchased by Walla Walla Valley winemakers.

“Seguin Moreau has been part of this community for many, many years. This is a great way to give back and to show our customers that we are involved,” said Chris Hansen, general manager for Seguin Moreau Napa Cooperage.

Walla Walla Valley winemakers buy dozens of French oak barrels from regarded Seguin Moreau as part of their winemaking program.

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394 Fallen Law Enforcement Officers to be Honored During 29th Annual Candlelight Vigil on May 13

 

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial FundToday the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund released the roll call of names of 394 U.S. law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. These names will be engraved this month and formally dedicated at the 29th annual Candlelight Vigil held on the National Mall, between 4th and 7th streets on Saturday, May 13, at 8:00 pm.

Included in this list are the names of 143 officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2016 and 251 officers who were killed in prior years