Locals step up to aid Haitians

January 26, 2010

Nine cafeteria tables are covered with baked goods provided by more than 300 Sunset Elementary families for the Sunset Kids for Haiti bake sale. World Vision, American Red Cross and Partners in Health were the charities selected to receive the $4,164 raised. By Greg Farrar

Issaquah community groups, churches and schools are stepping up to help Haiti.

Since Jan. 12, when a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated the country, rescue and relief efforts have been sent from around the world amid recurring aftershocks, which have registered upward of 5.0 magnitude.

Haitian officials have recorded more than 70,000 deaths. However, they estimate the death toll may rise to nearly 200,000. Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere, according to the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook.

Locally, Issaquah School District schools, like Sunset and Challenger elementary schools and Liberty High School, have raised thousands of dollars to help relief efforts in Haiti.

Challenger is accepting donations for the U.S. Fund for United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund for Haiti. Read more

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Career Connection Issaquah welcomes job seekers

June 30, 2009

Organizers of a local group that aims to help unemployed people network with one another during their job searches said job seekers have welcomed the group during its first weeks. Read more

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Find job resources at Career Connection lunch

June 4, 2009

NEW — 6 p.m. June 4, 2009

Career Connection Issaquah, a free program for Issaquah job seekers, kicks off its first event tomorrow at noon at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church on Second Avenue, across from the Issaquah Community Center.

Following a light lunch, local career transition consultant Teresa Dahl will speak about “Foundations for Job Searching.”

The series continues every other Friday throughout summer with talks by area professionals regarding working the Web, recognizing your strengths, tuning up your résumé, networking, interviewing and even low cost/no cost recreation available in the area.

The series is being cosponsored by the church and The Issaquah Press; it is free and open to the public, with no reservations required.

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