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Comfort in community

By Cara · June 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment

As a neighborhood we are fortunate for Fremont’s strong sense of community that is fostered by festivals, public art, and hearty appetite for all kinds of food. Within Fremont there are smaller communities of artists, musicians, techies, those who work in the service industry, and more. We are one of many neighborhoods with a strong sense of local pride, all together these neighborhoods form a community within the greater Seattle community.

Yesterday, just across the Fremont canal, Seattle Pacific University became another community shaken by tragic events involving a gunman. There aren’t enough words to describe how violated and heartbroken SPU, the students, and its community must be.

Many of us are part of a smaller community such as SPU just as much as we are part of our neighborhood or regional communities. No matter the size of a community it provides something essential to us. So although we often consider ourselves different communities separated by the canal these shocking and saddening events call upon a greater community to provide comfort, support, and reflection.

Fremont Universe grieves for the loss of a member of our community and sends our heartfelt thoughts to the victims and their families.

Often in times of tragedy social media provides a way to connect as a community both near and far. You can find many tributes and shows of support on Facebook and Twitter under #prayforSPU

Our sister-site the Queen Anne View also has coverage of the SPU community.

 

 

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