TACOMA, WA – July 14, 2019 – On Sunday, 350 Tacoma opened the doors to its new community space at 311 Puyallup Avenue to celebrate this milestone and was honored to have in attendance Puyallup Tribal Elder Ramon Bennett, Puyallup Tribal Council Member Tim Reynon, and Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards.
Over the course of three hours, approximately 80 members from the community joined the celebration.
“It was so wonderful to meet folks from all around Tacoma who are passionate about plugging in and sharing their skills and energy. The community space has this inspiring effect and it brings strangers together over a common goal. When people walk in, they start to dream up ideas for how to help grow the local climate justice movement. We all live here, and we all want to make a difference,” said 350 Tacoma volunteer Grace Hope.
At 3:50pm, fittingly, Tim Reynon led a blessing and prayerful moment about the space and the community’s collaborative efforts to create a better world and prevent the worst of climate chaos.
“It felt amazing to celebrate this space and all we’ve accomplished together as a community. We look forward to this space amplifying our work for real solutions to the climate crisis and for a livable future,” said 350 Tacoma volunteer Daniel Villa.