COVID-19 Relief Fund to help those impacted by virus precautions

Donations are being accepted now for the COVID-19 Relief Fund.

The Peninsula Daily News has repurposed the Peninsula Home Fund temporarily to channel donations to Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP) to help those who need a little help because of COVID-19 precautions.

All donations will be made to the Peninsula Home Fund, but those funds will be earmarked specifically for those impacted by the virus.

OlyCAP has said it hopes to have the funds available for use by those who need it by April.

To donate, write a check to the Peninsula Home Fund, attach it to the coupon that appears in today’s PDN and mail both items to Peninsula Home Fund, Peninsula Daily News, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

Checks and coupons also can be dropped though the mail slot at the office at 305 W. First St., Port Angeles. The office is closed to walk-in traffic to protect the health of employees and customers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

You can also contribute online with a credit card at www.olycap.org, where a “donate to COVID-19 Relief Fund” button will direct you to the form that was for the 2019 Peninsula Home Fund. Despite the label on the form, it will get donations to the right place to be used for virus impact relief.

Like the Peninsula Home Fund, no money will be deducted by the Peninsula Daily News for administration fees or any other overhead.

Every penny will go to OlyCAP, which will use 10 percent to help pay for services.

All contributions are federally 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 does not rent, sell, give or otherwise share your address or other information with anyone or make any other use of it.

The PDN expects to publish a list of contributors — named and anonymous — every other Sunday.

To apply for a Peninsula Home Fund grant, contact an OlyCAP office by telephone.

OlyCAP has closed its offices to face-to face contact but is still providing services.

• Clallam County residents can call 360-452-4726.

• Jefferson County residents can call 360-385-2571.

Leave a message in the voice mail box at either number, and a caseworker will call you back.

OlyCAP’s website is at www.olycap.org. The email address is [email protected].

If you have any questions about the fund, call Publisher Terry R. Ward at 360-417-3500 or email [email protected].

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