🌱 Habitat For Humanity Gifts New Homes + Suspects Wanted For Shooting
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Hello, everybody! It’s Monday in Salt Lake City and I’m back in your inbox to get you caught up on the most important things happening in town. Because community news matters!
But first, today’s weather:
Partly sunny. High: 84 Low: 63.
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Here are the top three stories in Salt Lake City today:
- The Salt Lake Habitat for Humanity made two international families very happy last week gifting two homes to the families in its Field of Dreams community in Kearns. More than 300 families submitted an application for these homes and that number was narrowed down to eight the Kulomin and Eftin families were the first to receive their keys and hope at a new beginning. All eight families will eventually be moving into a new home as two more will be selected on Jun.14 but first, they must complete their 225 hours of sweat equity. The program is now in full swing and it is exciting to see how Habitat for Humanity can give families such hope and joy as they work towards their new lives, four more families are expected to receive their homes in June and before the end of 2024 the remaining 12 houses are expected to be completed. (KSL.com)
- Salt Lake City police are currently searching for the potential suspect/suspects who were involved in the early morning shooting in downtown Salt Lake that left one man dead. Police received multiple calls for a shooting outside of a late-night business parking lot on 60 W. Market Street a bit after 4:00 a.m., officers arrived at the scene about a minute after the first call to find the victim suffering from a gunshot wound that eventually took his life at the scene. Interviews were still ongoing Sunday morning with potential witnesses trying to figure out what led to the incident but it is believed that this was an isolated incident and had nothing to do with the Pride festival activities that happened over the weekend. Two people were arrested at the scene for interfering with the crime scene and assault after a fight broke out, a lot of emotions were felt in the community as many people who remained at the scene knew the victim. (KSL.com)
- A fire in a vacant building in downtown Salt Lake City forced multiple neighboring units to evacuate this past Saturday. It was reported that 55 units of the neighboring Randi Apartment buildings had to be evacuated for safety reasons, the building that was on fire is located at 220 S 200E. The primary focus of the fire crew was to protect the Randi Apartments, prevent the vacant building from collapsing and causing collateral damage, and control the smoke and fire to the best of their abilities. Thankfully, no injuries were reported during the event. (ABC4.com)
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Today in Salt Lake City:
- Academy Summer Dance Camps At Ballet West (2:00 PM)
- Wizard of Oz At Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center (5:00 PM)
- Sound Bath Workshop At I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center (6:30 PM)
From my notebook:
- The University of Utah’s History and Gender Studies professor Elizabeth Clement took some time to discuss the history of the LGBTQ+ experience in Utah with RadioWest. If you want to listen to the full episode you can check it out here, the perfect chance to educate yourself more during Pride Month. (The University of Utah via Facebook)
- This year the Kids’ Art Yard has the theme of forests and trees and this has made room for a bunch of fun activities to be explored at the event this year. From decorating forest creatures to painting their own rock, there are plenty of fun things your kids are going to love this year and you don’t want to miss out on these moments. (Utah Arts Festival via Facebook)
- The Utah Opera loves these “aww moments” just as much as you love experiencing them and they want to share these moments with everyone. Share your favorite one of these moments you experienced and tag the people you felt them with so everyone can share that collective warm feeling all over again. (Utah Opera via Instagram)
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— Michelle Paul
About me: Michelle Paul is a Utah-based writer and photographer with a professional background in content management and registered nursing. When not working on projects ranging from photo editing to copywriting, they enjoy traveling, video games, and expanding their skills.