It’s encouraging to see the Belltown community come together to support a neighbor and a friend. Senseless acts of violence should never be tolerated, but we’re not helpless as neighbors. I’ve been so personally encouraged to see the outpouring of support for Mr Hale. It reminds me that even though city life can be tough at times, we’re here because of the community. We’re here because this is a neighborhood where people actually do care about one another. Whether you like it or not, Belltown is one big messy family, and we’ll take care of each other.
Wednesday, August 24th – Matt Hale Fundraising Day. Some Belltown restaurants and businesses will be donating a portion of their daily earnings, or making flat donations, to the “Matt Hale Donation Account” that has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank to assist with Hale’s medical and rehab expenses. If you’d like to add your business to the list of businesses participating, send me an email. I’ll post the entire list of Belltown restaurants that are donating on Monday the 22nd.
Wednesday, August 31st – The “Community Safety Meeting honoring Matt Hale” will be held at Seattle Labor Temple at 7pm. The event will be a community event with guest speakers talking about personal safety and some will give away free items to those in attendance. The highlight of the night will be when Matt Hale is introduced to the crowd and all the money collected will be given to him — assuming he’s physically ready by then — at this point, his recovery is going great due to intense therapy and he should be available. Mark your calendars for this event, it will be one you don’t want to miss.
If you can’t make any of the events, but still want to help out, the “Matt Hale Donation Account” has been set up at Wells Fargo and you can donate at any Wells Fargo branch. Money collected will help cover Matt’s medical and rehab expenses.