Contributions to Peninsula Home Fund always welcome

The Peninsula Home Fund — a safety net for local residents when they suddenly face an emergency situation and can’t find help elsewhere — continues to seek contributions.

The annual holiday season fundraising campaign that began on Thanksgiving ended Saturday, but the fund itself never closes. Donations of any amount are always welcome.

From Port Townsend to Forks, from Quilcene and Brinnon to Sequim and La Push, money from the fund is used for hot meals for seniors; warm winter coats for kids; home repairs for a low-income family; needed prescription drugs; dental work; safe, drug-free temporary housing; eyeglasses — the list goes on and on.

• The maximum allowance per year is $350 per household.

The average spent per household this year has been $182.27.

• All instances of help are designed to get an individual or family through a crisis — and back on the path to self-sufficiency.

Home Fund case managers often work with each individual or family to develop a plan to become financially stable — and avoid a recurrence of the emergency that prompted aid from the fund.

As needed, Peninsula Home Fund contributions are often used in conjunction with money from churches, service clubs and other donors, enabling OlyCAP to stretch the value of the contribution.

The goal again: “a hand up, not a handout.”

• No money is deducted by the Peninsula Daily News for administration fees or any other overhead.

Every penny goes to OlyCAP.

The money goes to help the most vulnerable members of our community, from infants to families to seniors.

Please note: Because of heavy community demands, the loss of grants because of the economy and recent cuts in government funding, OlyCAP beginning in 2012 was permitted to use 10 percent — 10 cents of every dollar donated — to pay for the vital programs and services for Home Fund clients.

(Previously there were no deductions.)

OlyCAP has kept it in the area of 8 percent, a fraction of the average overhead of other nonprofits.

• All contributions are IRS tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law for the year in which the check is written.

Your personal information is kept confidential.

PDN and OlyCAP do not rent, sell, give or otherwise share your address or other information with anyone or make any other use of it.

Since its beginning in 1989, the fund has relied on the support of Jefferson and Clallam residents.

Using the $255,468 contributed to the Peninsula Home Fund in 2015, OlyCAP had helped 3,609 individuals — 1,266 households — on the Peninsula through the end of November.

The remaining funding of $24,708.80 will continue to help your friends and neighbors on the Peninsula through the middle of January — when 2016 donations will begin to offer a lifeline in 2017.

How to apply for a Home Fund grant

To apply for a Peninsula Home Fund grant, contact one of the three OlyCAP offices:

• OlyCAP’s Port Angeles office is at 228 W. First St., Suite J (Armory Square Mall); 360-452-4726. For Port Angeles- and Sequim-area residents.

• Its Port Townsend office is at 823 Commerce Loop; 360-385-2571. For Jefferson County residents.

• The Forks office is at 421 Fifth Ave.; 360-374-6193. For West End ­residents.

Leave a message in the voice mail box at any of the three numbers, and a Home Fund caseworker will phone you back.

OlyCAP’s website: www.olycap.org; email: action@olycap.org.

If you have any questions about the fund, phone the Peninsula Daily News at 360-4522345.

Contributions

A number of generous individuals and organizations have been donating money to the Peninsula Home Fund since the first of the year.

To donate online by credit card, please click on www.secure.peninsuladailynews.com/homefund.

Below is a list of donors whose contributions were processed between Dec. 21-27

Name and amount

• Randall Johnson, Port Angeles, $300. In memory of G.W. (Pat) and Lorraine Johnson.

• Clallam County Road Department, Port Angeles, $302.

• Olympic Peninsula Base Submarine Veterans. Chimacum, $100.

• William and Karen Houghton, Sequim, $300. In memory of our mothers.

• Louis and Susan Kalmar, Sequim, $100.

• Richard and Fran Niichel, Scottsdale, AZ, $500.

• John and Densie Kane, Sequim, $100. In memory of Tammy Meyer. Can’t believe it, it’s been a year already. We really miss you. Rest in peace, dear friend.

• Betty Lou Burgett, Port Townsend, $500. In memory of Earl T. Burgett. With love always: The Burgett Family.

• Ron Hayes and Melinda Bryden, Port Townsend, $200.

• Irene Sprague, Port Angeles, $500. In memory of Clint Sprague.

• Women of the Moose 3, Port Angeles, $50.

• Mary Jane Schmidt, Port Townsend, $100. In memory of Bernard and Mary Andrews.

• Wilma Murray, Port Angeles, $100. In memory of Gene, Kevin, and Stacey Beck, and Bill Murray.

• Jeff Shamp, Port Angeles, $200.

• Monte Rivett, Port Angeles, $25. In memory of Grandpa and Grandma Rivett.

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• Joanne Eagan, Port Angeles. In memory of Nadine Tullius.

• Friday Night Dinner Club, Port Angeles. Honoring Friendships.

• Ted and Bobbie Simpson, Port Angeles. In memory of Ron Simpson.

• Betty Nicholson, Port Angeles.

• Mary Jill Klay, Sequim.

• Dew, Sequim.

• Pam and Bruce Busch, Sequim. In honor of all veterans.

• Joanna L. Baker, Port Angeles. In memory of Harrison R. (Bud) Baker Jr. and Piper Cameron.

• Patrick Slattery, Sequim. In memory of Kevin Crowley.

• Joan Buhler, Port Townsend.

• Lamont and Gerry Crouch, Carlsborg. In memory of George and Louise Simonson.

• Kay Young, Port Townsend.

• Leighton and Shari Clark, Port Angeles. In memory of family.

• Sue and Vern Bauer, Carlsborg.

• Tom Floathe, Port Angeles.

• Russ and Becky Lindquist, Fresno, Calif.

• Susan Brager, Forks.

• Mike and Freda Tallmadge, Port Angeles.

• Cyndi Ross, Port Angeles.

• Ray and Sandy Thomas, Carlsborg.

• Randy and Cindy Mesenbrink, Forks. In memory of David O. Sullivan.

• Marjorie McDonald, Port Angeles.

• Debi and Phil Saxton, Port Townsend. In loving memory of Don and Eileen Garling.

• Mr. and Mrs. Mike McMillen, Port Angeles. In memory of our son: Keith McMillen.

• Ingrid Lehrer, Sequim.

• Dee and Garry Kispert, Sequim. In honor of Jack and Gloria Kispert.

• Maria E. Mendes, Port Townsend.

• Bart and Marielle Eykemans, Port Angeles.

• Marjorie Faires, Port Angeles.

• Hermann Laresser, Sequim.

• Maggie Jamison, Sequim. In memory of Judith Birdzell Jones.

• Richard Serkes and Theresa Killgore, Port Angeles.

• Frank and Janet Piccola, Port Angeles.

• Kathy Carsey.

• Susan Molin, Sequim. In honor of Nash Huber and Patty McManus Huber.

• William and Susanne Herrick, Carlsborg. In memory of Everett Longstaff.

• Bob Lake and Karen Schafer, Sequim. In memory of Danny, Kit‚Äôs best friend.

• Colin and Teri Sellwood, Sequim.

• John and Phyllis Kendall, Port Angeles.

• Caroline Walls, Port Angeles.

• Louise R. Potter, Sequim. In memory of Ruthella Potter.

• Pam and Brian Slack, Port Angeles.

• Lillie Wirt, Port Angeles. In memory of Will Wirt.

• Evan Wirt, Port Angeles. In memory of my dad, Will Wirt.

• Erika Chiang and Family, Port Angeles. In memory of my dad, Will Wirt.

• Louise R. Potter, Sequim. In memory of Ruthella Potter.

• Don W. Stoneman, Port Angeles. In memory of Helen Stoneman.

• Bruce and Terri McCoppen, Port Angeles.

• Mietta M. Young, Sequim.

• Darryl and Joan Walker, Sequim.

• Jim and Barbara Cammack, Port Angeles.

• Dick and Donna Halsaver, Sequim.

• Penny Brewer, Sequim. In memory of my 18-year-old grandson, Trent Basden. You have our heart this first Christmas without you.

• Don and Vicki Hinrichsen, Port Angeles.

• Pat Flood – Olympic Acupuncture, Port Angeles. In honor of Cynthia Dawson.

• Marcus Family, Port Townsend. In honor of the Marcus family.

• Paul and Bertha Cooper, Sequim. In honor of Richard Vedvick.

• Melissa F. Soares, Sequim. In memory of Hana Cannon.

• Joe Victor, Sequim. In honor of Jack Tubbs.

• Kathleen Melton, Port Angeles. In memory of Joseph Melton.

• Eugene and Lois Larsen, Port Angeles.

• George and Jolie Will, Sequim, Nelson Cone.

• Douglas Smith, Sequim.

• Larry and Pam Laing, Sequim.

• Richard and Suellen Knight, Port Townsend.

• Mike and Chris Barton, Sequim.

• Paul and Mara Mowery, Port Angeles.

• Robert and Lucielle Schmitt, Port Angeles.

• Richard and Elizabeth Geddes, Port Angeles.

• Rosemarie Jack, Sequim. In memory of Charles O. Jack.

• Phil and Janie Hill, Port Angeles. In memory of Arvil and Fran Sanford, and Pat Woodcock.

• Larry and Sandy Davidson, Sequim. In honor of Marsha and Layton Carr. Continued thanks.

• Bill and Sarah Tozier, Port Angeles. In memory of Everett L. Tozier. Peace and Heath to all this holiday season and throughout the new year.

• Curt and Lesa Oppelt, Port Angeles. In memory of Laurel N. Oppelt.

• Hazel and Vance Heydorn, Port Angeles. In honor of Oscar and Marcia Heydorn. Tis the season.

• Vance and Hagel Heydorn, Port Angeles.

Amount only

• $200, Carlsborg. 1 Thessalonians 5:11.

• $100, Port Angeles.

• $30, Port Angeles.

• $35, Sequim.

• $25, Sequim.

• $350, Sequim.

• $1,000, Sequim.

• $100, Port Angeles.

• $25, Sequim.

•$100, Carlsborg. Happy birthday, Jesus, and happy Hanukkah.

• $50, Port Townsend.

• $75, Kent. In memory of Donald A. Scott.

• $50, Port Angeles.

• $50, Sequim.

• $150, Sequim. In honor of Jesus Christ.

• $100, Port Townsend.

• $100, Port Angeles.

• $100, Sequim.

• $100, Chapel Hill, N.C. In memory of Bob and Peggy Reith.

• $100, Chapel Hill, N.C. In memory of Earl and Bernice Parke.

• $300, Sequim.

• $100, Sequim.

• $100, Sequim.

• $100, Port Townsend. In honor of Joanne Tyler.

• $200, Port Angeles. In memory of Larry Hartmann. For my brother who just passed away, who always helped others in need.

• $200, Port Angeles.

• $20, Port Angeles.

• $20, Port Angeles.

• $100, Sequim.

• $50, Sequim.

• $100, Sequim.

In honor of John and Betty Bobo, Quilcene.

• $50, Sequim.

• $100, Port Angeles.

• $50, Forks.

• $237, Port Angeles. In memory of Betty Blore.

• $25, Port Angeles.

• $150, Sequim.

• $100, Port Angeles. In memory of my memory.

• $50, Sequim.

• $100, Sequim.

• $100, Sequim.

• $40, Port Angeles.

• $40, Port Angeles. In honor of Marley’s dad. Passing it on!

• $25, Port Angeles. In memory of Rafe Price.

• $100, Port Angeles.

• $50, Port Angeles.

• $50, Port Angeles. In memory of Barb.

• $500, Port Angeles.

• $200, Port Angeles.

• $100, Port Angeles.

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Even the best handwriting can be hard to decipher at times.

Please report any errors in this list to 360-452-2345.

We’ll rerun the listing correctly.

Our sincerest appreciation again to our donors.

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