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Community Emergency Hubs for Disaster Relief

The Seattle Emergency Hub groups educate and organize people in their neighborhood about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area. Volunteers and community members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.


Our Mission >>

Prior to a disaster, the hub’s responsibility is to aid the City of Seattle in encouraging citizens to be individually and collectively prepared for any disaster. By prior planning, preparation, and practice, volunteer citizens will have the capacity to activate, as soon as possible after a disaster, a network of pre-located neighborhood emergency communications hub sites.
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Our Staff >>

We are a volunteer organization. Many of our Seattle Emergency Hubs have been fortunate to obtain grants and donations to gather and store emergency supplies. read more


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Mission »

  Hub Mission Statement A Seattle Community Emergency Hub is a pre-determined location where neighbors and community members are likely to gather to begin exchanging information and resources among themselves without outside assistance from City services. A Seattle Emergency Communications Hub is an enhanced Community Emergency Hub. It has a core of trained volunteers with […]

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Staff »

Questions about a hub in your area? The Top Navigation bar has a drop down menu of our Seattle Neighborhood Emergency Hub websites. If you are interested in developing one or more Hubs in your community, please contact Cindi Barker ( or Ann Forest ( to put you in touch with one of the existing […]

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