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Erika Gudmundsson Washburn

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The high demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has created a severe shortage locally and around the world for caregivers on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman, founder of Refugee Artisan Initiative (RAI), heard the call and is responding with a nimble pivot that saves lives and jobs. “To tackle this unprecedented situation, RAI has teamed up with medical professionals and clinics to design and produce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such…

Photographer Michelle Enebo puts down her camera to focus on the current needs of the community. #bigthanks to her for mobilizing a well-networked Issaquah Highlands community via GoFundMe and enlisting the help of the area’s favorite restaurants to bring medical teams at Swedish Issaquah 80 meals per shift every other day. ā€œIā€™m not a caterer, but I thought if we can support our restaurants at the same time we support our medical teams, this could be a win-win!ā€ All…