Seattle Pulls Together with some serious pancake fundraising!
Story supplied by Victoria Leistman of Sierra Club Washington:
On November 23rd, we reinvigorated Pull Together in WA and hosted another major fundraiser, this time to support Nations in their appeal of Canada’s reapproval of the project. The event, “Pancakes Over Pipelines” was a huge hit in the community, turning out seasoned and new activists alike!
We served pancakes for all dietary needs to over 250 people in two hours (thanks to a solid kitchen crew)! We were welcomed by Cecile Hansen, Chair of the Duwamish Tribe, and speakers included Rueben George of the Tsleil-Waututh (who received a standing ovation), his daughter Kayah George, and Paul Wagner with Protectors of the Salish Sea.
Our emcee Hogan, who is both a Sierra Club volunteer leader and 350Seattle organizer, did an incredible job. They also secured beautiful, fancy fabrics that we used a tablecloths to give the morning an extra special feel. Local businesses donated coffee, pancakes supplies and speaker gifts.
Folks were able to pile their pancakes with fun toppings, sign up to host a Pull Together event in their own community, and buy a “People Over Pipelines” T-shirt. We raised around 20K Canadian almost all donations were matched by an anonymous donor in BC, putting our event at +35K.
Huge thanks to our partners at Pull Together, Sierra Club, 350Seattle, WA Environmental Council, Protectors of the Salish Sea & Mosquito Fleet for helping to organize and support this amazing event!
Next up: we’ll likely be supporting First Nations with a WA contingent as they head into hearings the week of Dec. 16th!