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Seattle City Light joins the third annual One Seattle Day of Service

On May 18, 2024, Seattle was charged with the power of community service. The third annual One Seattle Day of Service saw more than 2,500 volunteers at 130 service events across the Emerald City. The One Seattle Day of Service turns the values behind Mayor Harrell’s vision for One Seattle – inclusion, collaboration, cooperation, and service – into shared action and improvement for our city. 

Seattle City Light organized a hardworking crew and rolled up our sleeves to join more than 150 volunteers at El Centro de la Raza’s historic building in Beacon Hill. Volunteers from all walks of life undertook a variety of activities, from cleaning and litter removal to construction and landscaping.

We cleared two tons of construction waste, built storage cabinets, cleared brush, and fashioned traditional Mexican paper flowers. So much good energy comes from helping to build a brighter future!

Across the city, Dawn Lindell, Interim General Manager and CEO, found a perfect opportunity to volunteer in her neighborhood. She and her husband, Jay, participated in a beautification project sponsored by the Downtown Cornerstone Church, joining a crew of volunteers landscaping greenspaces and picking up trash around Belltown.

After the day’s events ended, Mayor Bruce Harrell took to Facebook to recap the day, share his experiences and photos, and offer thanks to everyone who participated. 

“Thank you to all the volunteers who came out today! With our One Seattle vision and values, we are writing a new chapter of our city with optimism, collaboration, and hope – showing what is possible when we unite and give our time and energy back to our community.”

The One Seattle Day of Service has quickly become a tradition in the area. As we reflect on the success of this day of service, we remain committed to supporting our communities with the same energy we use to keep the lights on.