Donations to Peninsula Home Fund are always welcome

Donations to Peninsula Home Fund are always welcome

The Peninsula Home Fund never closes.

The campaign for funds to be dispersed in 2020 has come to an end, so donations given to the Peninsula Home Fund now will go toward the next year’s grants to help neighbors in need.

The Home Fund is a safety net for North Olympic Peninsula people, offering an essential bridge when things just don’t match up and there is nowhere else to turn.

Each donation, no matter how large or small, is priceless for those who need a little help to bridge a gap. The average amount given per person in 2019 was $143. The annual cap for an individual to receive is $350.

The fund is distributed in grants from Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP).

The goal is “a hand up, not a handout.”

How to apply

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 mailbox at any of the three numbers, and a Home Fund caseworker will phone you back.

OlyCAP’s website: www.olycap.org; email: [email protected].

How to donate

To donate, write a check to “Peninsula Home Fund” and attach it to the coupon that appears in today’s Peninsula Daily News.

Mail both items to Peninsula Home Fund, Peninsula Daily News, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

You also can contribute online using a credit card. Just go to www.olycap.org/peninsula-home-fund.

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

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

Every penny goes to OlyCAP, which uses it to help the most vulnerable members of our community, from infants to families to seniors, taking up to 10 percent to help pay for the vital programs and services for Home Fund clients.

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

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