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PSE Foundation and Snoqualmie Tribe fund emergency generator

CARNATION —The Sno-Valley Senior Center recently celebrated the installation of a new emergency generator thanks to the generosity of the Snoqualmie Tribe and the Puget Sound Energy Foundation. 

The purchase was made so the Sno-Valley Senior Center can serve as an emergency shelter for the Snoqualmie Valley, providing heat, light, food, and restrooms 24/7 in an emergency.

This generator will provide a warm, safe place for as many as 300 people to shelter in an emergency.

The community previously had nowhere else to go in a severe windstorm or earthquake or fire, and now the Sno-Valley Senior Center can provide a commercial kitchen, ADA building with restrooms, heat, A/C, and light for the whole community in an emergency.

The Senior Center is very grateful to our grant funders, Puget Sound Energy Foundation for a $15,000 grant and the Snoqualmie Tribe for a $20,000 grant to make the purchase of the generator possible!

The Senior Center also thanks to D2 Square Energy for working with our budget and donating some funds to help make it happen along with Zorko Electric.

These companies did all they could to keep costs down and made some in-kind donations to make it happen. We are also grateful to the City of Carnation and to King County for their support.

The generator ribbon cutting was held on Friday, Nov. 8 and was followed by refreshments and tours of the Senior Center.

“PSE Foundation believes preparing our communities is vitally important," Executive Director of the Puget Sound Energy Foundation Sandra Carson said. "That’s why we are very proud to support Sno-Valley Senior Center’s efforts to be an emergency shelter by providing funding for their generator.”

The Sno-Valley Senior Center is located at 4610 Stephens Street in Carnation.

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