September 16, 2014
Indigent Funeral Service
Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 17, at 1:00 p.m., 137 indigent individuals will be laid to rest in a solemn burial ceremony at Renton's Mt. Olivet Cemetery--100 Blaine Ave NE.
The King County Medical Examiner's Office's Indigents Remains Program is responsible for the burial of individuals without monetary resources or family to provide a proper burial. The funeral service is not mandated by the state, but was something staff from the Medical Examiner's office started to ensure those being laid to rest were recognized.
Yesterday I was joined by my colleagues on the County Council in recognizing the Medical Examiner's Office for their work to provide a respectful and dignified burial.
Regardless of their place in life, each one of their lives mattered. Please take a moment to remember all of them in your thoughts and prayers.
More information on this program can be found here.
Community Service Area Grant Program Underway
The King County Community Service Area Community Engagement Grant Program is underway for 2015.
A total of $60,000 will be reimbursed for projects in 2015. Application materials are due by Monday, December 8 at 5pm and can be found here: Community Service Area Grant Application.