Kristine Zaballos is a Hometown Hero

Whether she is working in Whitewater or Seattle, Kristine Zaballos is a WUL Hometown Hero.  She was nominated “For her leadership, dedication, creativity, and generosity in spearheading and leading The Community Space and the Whitewater City Market.  Kristine has spent countless hours working to make Whitewater a stronger, more caring community, from picking up trash to giving community members a safe, caring place to congregate, recycle and gather donations of food, clothing and more.”

Kristine Zaballos with her award – she is also holding the bag of garbage she picked up in Whitewater that morning

Kristine said, “During the early days of the pandemic it was hard to be so far away in Seattle, but now more than ever I have focused on what I could do, not what I couldn’t. I could pick up trash in Seattle. I could help the Community Space and Whitewater City Market pivot their operations to meet the challenges of staying open, because they’ve never been more relevant. Pretty much every day I ask myself, ‘What can I do?’ And I am really proud and grateful to be part of the Whitewater community, where so many others ask themselves the same thing.”

WUL (Whitewater Unites Lives) is a locally-focused civil and human rights group that works to connect the people in our community and to create opportunities for all people to learn and support each other in our common humanity.   

 Anyone who would like to nominate a local hero of any age should send their nomination, with a short description, to 

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