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Letters to the Editor - February 11, 2013

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We hope the Woodinville community enjoyed the celebration of the Woodinville Library’s 20th anniversary on Feb. 9.

It was our pleasure to host the event, provide the entertainment, and to see so many of you there to share in recognizing our great library and its staff.  We especially want to acknowledge the generosity of our local businesses that donated the many door prizes, balloons and other items that helped make this such a fun day: Woodinville Barnes & Noble, Woodinville Walgreens, Top Foods, Cottage Lake Safeway, AMC 12 Woodinville, Cold Stone Creamery and the French Bakery at the Vineyard, as well as the generous support of the King County Library System Foundation.

Thanks also to the many volunteers, including high school students, who contributed their time and gracious goodwill on Feb. 9, to the staff of the Woodinville Library, and to the anniversary planning committee for their work.

We are so fortunate to have the services and resources of the Woodinville Library and its talented staff, and we all look forward to another 20 years with the Woodinville Library as “the heart of our community.”

Marcia Seip, Friends of the Woodinville Library


The note below was found on the Tolt Pipeline Trail at Avondale Road this past Saturday morning.

This woman sounds desperate and needs to be found and helped before she does something drastic.  Will you please publish this letter with this note and ask your readers to help in finding and helping this woman who so desperately needs to be shown that she is indeed loved, that her life does matter, and that we DO care.

I speak for myself in this regard, but I know that there are many in our community who would gladly reach out and help this woman.

Let’s make it happen, because it will be good for us all.

Anonymous


“Dear God hear my prayer.  I have no friends - my husband is in his own world.  My daughter - 24 yrs - well she’s into herself.  I do a lot for her.  But if I ask her to do something, it’s a roll of the eyes.  If she spends time with me – it’s on the cell, all the time, I’m tired!  I’m ready for the Lord to come for me.  I am tired of my world.”

“All I have is the Lord.  That is a gift, I know.  But I’m very lonely.  Please pray for me.

And everyone says, if I only would have known.

People, look around you.  There’s a lot of me’s out there.  Befriend someone.  Go out of your way.  Don’t prejudge.  I have no family.  I feel I have no one.  I walk by people day after day - no one even smiles at me.

Where’s are all the nice people I hear about?  I haven’t any purpose.”

Ed. Note: While it is the policy of the Woodinville Weekly to not run anonymous letters to the editor, it was felt that the message of this note was important enough to warrant the bending of that policy. Indeed, there are certainly people in our community who are suffering and would send this message.

Could this be you or someone you know?

In order to offer what help we can, those facing crises in their lives can find help at the following locations:

• NATIONAL HOPELINE NETWORK

1 (800) SUICIDE

1 (800)784-2433

• NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LINE

1 (800) 273 TALK

1 (800) 273-8255

• CRISISCHAT

CrisisChat.org

Online Emotional Support

• IM ALIVE

IMALIVE.org

An Online Crisis Network

• YOUTH AMERICA HOTLINE

1 (877) YOUTHLINE

1 (877) 968-8454

Counseling for Teens by Teens

• THE TREVOR PROJECT

1 (866) 488-7386

For lesbian, gay, bisexual,

transgender, and questioning youth

• VET2VET VETERAN’S CRISIS HOTLINE

1 (877) VET-2-VET

1 (877) 838-2838

• TTY – HEARING & SPEECH IMPAIRED

1-800-799-4TTY

1 (800) 799-4889

•POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

1-800-PPD-MOMS

1(800) 773-6667

Local King County

CRISIS CLINIC OF KING COUNTY

1-866-4CRISIS

1 (866) 427-4747

(206) 461-3219 (TDD Line)

24 Hour Crisis Line

TEENLINK

206-461-4922

1-866-TEENLINK

(206) 461-3219 (TDD Line)

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