Greenwood Elementary students form a heart on the playground the morning after the explosion. Photo by KOMO News

After the gas leak and explosion on March 9th, the Greenwood community came together to support residents, businesses owners, and employees who were affected by the blast.  Volunteers helped businesses to replace shattered windows and doors with plywood. Then they returned to add cheer to the scene of the explosion by painting and planting flowers.  As of April 1st, close to $244,000 has been raised for the relief fund and more than 40 businesses and community groups have held benefit events. So far $105,000 has been disbursed and the remaining money will continue to support the immediate needs of those who were impacted or displaced.

You can help by donating to the PNA’s Greenwood Explosion Relief Fund. You can also sign up as a volunteer to help out with future needs.