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Our Situation Awareness Team of Rik, Michael and Ron are volunteering long hours to take in a huge hoseful of information, digest it, and distill it into actionable information for Vashon Residents, visitors and businesses

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Thanks for a Wonderful Island Community!

May 22

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5/22/2020 3:26 PM  RssIcon

The following is a collection of thank you notes that the community has sent to VashonBeprepared! We are honored to be recognized.

That is outstanding news! Makes me feel even better than ever about living on Vashon. Together, we will make it through!

Y.M.(volunteer too!)
That's amazing we've raised that much amount in short time! And yes, the time people are giving to help others are wonderful. I'm grateful for the Vashon community.

Thank you for the incredible work you are all doing. The daily bulletin alone is a huge effort and representative of so much of your work. We are so lucky to live on this beautiful island!

I am pleased to hear that over $200,000 has been raised so far. It is my privilege to be in a position to help islanders and our community.

You are so welcome. In this uncertain time, my only regret was that it wasn’t a larger amount. Perhaps next year! Take care.

S. B.
I’m glad to donate. Thank you and others with EOC for all your efforts

We are so grateful to you all for this amazing and crucial work! clip_image003clip_image003[1]clip_image003[2]

No, Thank You and everyone at the EOC! We are lucky to have all of you.

We’re all in this together. I am so proud of the people of Vashon- all the volunteers jumping in and pulling together so efficiently. Awesome indeed.

You are the ones doing great work!

Wow - you have raised a lot. And at a time when many of us have no income. I love this island! Be well.


Thank you to all for your support/help! Greatly appreciated.


Many thanks to all the VashonBePrepared volunteers helping to get our Island through this difficult time!

E.P and K.P.

Thank you for all your efforts to help everyone on the Vashon that you can!

A.W and G.W.

Thank you all for your service to the Vashon community.


Donation to VBP as a thank you to Deborah Diamond for her help and willingness to share her expertise.

Online comments:

"Thank you, Rick and Vicky and the entire team, at Vashon Be Prepared. You have been such a vital part of keeping Vashon safe."
"Thank you for your leadership, support, and communication during the Covid-19 crisis. Vicky deMonterey Richoux is a Vashon hero."
"Thank you for all you do"
"Thank you for your good work"
"Thanks for your efforts, always, and especially now!"
"Keep up the good work!"
"Thank you for all the good work you are doing to communicate and to help Islanders during this pandemic. We appreciate all your hard work and many volunteer hours." [bolding thanks to Emily : ) ]
"Keep up the good work!! I feel safer"
"Thank you for your foresight and helpful coordination of island services"
"Thank you for your work in our community!"
"Thank you for the amazing work you have done and continue to do to keep Vashonites informed, safe and cared for. I am very impressed and grateful."
"Thank you for all you are doing for our community!" (edited)

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Vashon Emergency NewsThere are many sources for emergency information, however they may not all be available or accessible after a disaster. VashonBePrepared, under the aegis of Vashon Fire & Rescue and ultimately the King County Office of Emergency Management attempts to distribute information during emergencies to these sources:

If the event is serious enough, written copies of the information are also likely to be posted at local fire stations on Vashon and Maury Island: Vashon (#55), Burton (#56), Tahlequah (#57), Dockton (#58) & North End (#59).