Donations to Peninsula Home Fund fuel help for those in need

Campaign provides money that OlyCAP distributes

Home Fund coupon

Home Fund coupon

Donations are swelling the Peninsula Home Fund.

The fund had collected $105,546.65 as of Wednesday. Your money goes to Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP) to be dispersed by case workers in grants to people living in Clallam and Jefferson counties who need a hand.

That’s the theme of the Peninsula Home Fund: A hand up, not a hand out. It provides small grants to people when finances run just a bit short.

For 32 years, the Peninsula Daily News has collected donations to create a safety net for our friends and neighbors when they need a boost to help them go on with being or becoming productive members of society and improving their lives.

Home Fund coupon

Home Fund coupon

OlyCAP case managers help people on the North Olympic Peninsula stay in their homes, pay for electricity or other utilities, get to work or school, buy food, clothe children, help with medical bills and find a safe place to stay, among other services.

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

No money is deducted by the Peninsula Daily News for administration fees or any other overhead. Every penny goes to OlyCAP, which will use 12.5 percent to assist with administrative costs.

During this season’s campaign, which began on Thanksgiving and will extend through the end of the year,the PDN will list contributors and report how the fund works.

In 2020, OlyCAP amended its rules for dispersing funds to emphasize providing a one-time infusion of funds to help increase self-sufficiency. It will continue that in 2021.

Since some needs can surpass the $350 cap OlyCAP has in place, the agency has removed the cap for a one-time grant, although amounts of $500 or more will require the director’s approval, according to Audrey Morford, OlyCAP executive coordinator.

Exceptions to the one-time-only guideline can be made if special circumstances arise, she said.

Donations don’t have to be large. Every gift makes a difference, regardless of its size. It creates a life-line for Peninsula residents when there is nowhere else to turn.

The Peninsula Home Fund is a unique nonprofit program:

• The Home Fund is not a welfare program.

Money is used to give families and individuals from Port Townsend to Forks, from Quilcene and Brinnon to Sequim, Joyce and La Push help to get through an emergency situation.

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.

• 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.

How to apply

The best way to request assistance from the Peninsula Home Fund is to fill out an online inquiry.

The “Ask for General Assistance” button at www.olycap.org will take you to the request form, or you can go directly to olycap.form stack.com/forms/general_inquiry.

If you are unable to access the internet, you may call OlyCAP offices in Port Angeles — 360-452-4726 — or Port Townsend — 360-385-2571, regardless of which county you reside in, and the front desk staff will fill it out on your behalf over the phone.

Physical offices remain closed to the public due to COVID-19 health concerns, but services are available.

Cherish Cronmiller, OlyCAP’s executive director, oversees disbursements from the Peninsula Home Fund.

How to donate

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

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

You can also contribute online using a credit card. Just go to olycap.org/ donations.

From children’s pennies to checks for thousands of dollars, the generosity of Peninsula Daily News readers makes a positive difference.

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

Here is the list of donors to the Peninsula Home Fund this year.

NAME ONLY

• Phyllis Little, Sequim. In memory of Jack Little and loved ones

• Clancy Blakemore, Port Angeles

• Ted and Carol Miller, Port Angeles

• Patrick M. Plaster, Port Townsend. In memory of Della and Duane Plaster

• Sandra Smith-Poling, Port Townsend

• David Bukovnik, Port Angeles. In memory of Myrta Keenan

• Larry and Jackie Aase, Port Townsend

• Barbara Erler and Mel Perricone, Sequim

• June Echternkamp, Carlsborg. In honor of Jim Murray

• Dr. James and Dorothy Mowry, Port Angeles. In honor of Katherine, Scott, Andrew, Stuart,

• Maggie, Ren, Sam, James David, Rachel

• Olympic Springs, Inc., Carlsborg

• Pat Wisen, Sequim

• Tom and Debbie McGoff, Port Angeles. In memory of Alta Thomas and Matthew McGoff.

• Nina Pitts and Steve Zenovic, Port Angeles

• Bob and Vicky Sheesley, Sequim. In memory of Pat Lewis

• Michael and Darlene Clemens, Port Angeles

• Janet Cattano, Sequim

• Maureen Boyd, Sequim. In memory of Jack Boyd

• Rob and Dianne Onnen, Sequim

• Lynne Brandl and Michael L. Barrett, Sequim. In memory of Don, Marti and Jane

• Rosemary Freed, Sequim

• Barbara Comer, Port Angeles

• Alan and Michaelle Barnard, Port Angeles

• Lois Thomas, Sequim

• Laurel Ann Norman, Sequim

• John and Rosemary Forster, Boise, Idaho

• Barbara Schroeter, Port Angeles. In memory of Arthur and Jeanette Dondlinger

• Steve and Gwyn Callis, Port Angeles

• Steve and Linda Bailey, Carlsborg

• Patrick Plaster, Port Townsend. In memory of Della and Duane Plaster

• Roger and Judy Wagner, Port Angeles. In honor of all those in need

• Olympic Springs, Inc., Carlsborg

• Marjorie M. Faires, Port Angeles. In memory of Joseph Faires

• Queen of Angels Parish, Port Angeles

• Robert A. Kuhn, Port Angeles

• Jim and Lynda Larison, Sequim

• Janet Cattano, Sequim

• Barbara Comer, Port Angeles

• Alan and Michaelle Barnard, Port Angeles

• Sally Rodgers, Port Townsend

• Lucille M. Peet, Port Angeles

• Patrick Plaster, Port Townsend. In memory of Della and Duane Plaster

• Jim and Lynda Larison, Sequim

• Jon Purnell and Sherrie Rogers, Port Angeles

• Virginia Fitzpatrick, Port Angeles. In memory of Patricia Solf Kaas

• Olympic Springs, Inc., Carlsborg

• Eugenie M. Nastri, Port Townsend

• Steve and Linda Bailey, Carlsborg

• Paul Blake, Sekiu

• Judith Pape

• Richard and Deborah Boyles, Port Townsend

• Nancy Johns

• Pam Wood

• Lola Little

• Lela Prewitt

• Rosemary Streatfeild

• Jerry Fisch

• John Herbold

• Carol Peet

• Shirley Fink

• Tom and Robin Swanson, Port Angeles

• Neil Erickson.

• Mary Lakes, Port Townsend

• Kenneth A. Malidore

• William Powers

• Maria Teresa Vail

• Lela Prewitt

• Marilyn Perkins

• Julie Schreck, Sequim

• Susan Bertholl

• Jennifer Brodie, Sequim

• Kenneth A. Malidore

• Vicki Sensiba, Sequim

• Center for Spiritual Living Port Angeles. From our Spiritual Community to the larger Community

• Lela Prewitt

• Katherine Kennedy, Port Angeles

• Robert Sanders

• Edward Marx, Port Angeles

• Merilee Clunis, Port Townsend

• Bruce Gilkeson, Port Angeles

• Marcia Meyers, Port Townsend

• Kenneth A. Malidore

• Alan and Michaelle Barnard, Port Angeles.

• Richard Kohler

• Donald Naddy Fund – Clallam County of the South Dakota Community Foundation, Port Angeles

• Jennifer Brodie, Sequim

• Richard E Rian

• Al and Kitty Gross, Port Angeles

• Justin Stapleton, Port Angeles

• Jennifer Brodie, Sequim

• William Powers

• Linda Featheringill

• Susan Melka, Sequim. In honor of Kitty and Al Gross

• Kenneth A. Malidore

• Linda and Mike Peters, Port Ludlow

• Lela Prewitt

• Alan and Michaelle Barnard, Port Angeles

• Jennifer Brodie, Sequim

• Kristin Ecklund, Sequim

• Kenneth A. Malidore

• Lela Prewitt

• Olympic Springs, Inc., Carlsborg

• Patrick Plaster, Port Townsend. In memory of Della and Duane Plaster

• Barbara Nubile, Sequim

• Janet Cattano, Sequim

• James Kittrick and Mrs. James Kittrick, Port Angeles

• Charlotte Duchow, Port Angeles

• Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.

• Olympic Springs, Inc., Carlsborg

• Steve and Linda Bailey, Carlsborg

• Jadie Henton, Sequim

• Serena Mylchreest, Port Angeles

• Patrick Plaster, Port Townsend. In memory of Della and Duane Plaster

• Elsbeth Switzer, Sequim

• Alan and Michaelle Barnard, Port Angeles

• Richard Lee Chambers, Port Angeles. In honor of Vince Bettger

• Joseph Cammack, Port Angeles

• Patrick Plaster, Port Townsend. In memory of Della and Duane Plaster

• Olympic Springs, Inc., Carlsborg

• Alan and Michaelle Barnard, Port Angeles

• Donna Downes, Port Angeles

• Kenneth A. Malidore

• Lela Prewitt

• Patrick Plaster, Port Townsend. In memory of Della and Duane Plaster

• Frances Wylie, Port Townsend

• Olympic Springs, Inc., Carlsborg

• Alan and Michaelle Barnard, Port Angeles

• Kenneth A. Malidore

• Sue Chickman, Sequim

• Lela Prewitt

• Patricia Valdata. In honor of Erica Schreiber’s 93rd birthday on August 29

• Debra Olson

• Kenneth A. Malidore

• Lela Prewitt

• Frances Wylie, Port Townsend

• Olympic Springs, Inc., Carlsborg

• Jackson L. Williams, Sequim

• Fred W. Sullivan, Port Angeles

• Alan and Michaelle Barnard, Port Angeles

• Patrick Plaster, Port Townsend. In memory of Della and Duane Plaster

• Raymond James, St. Petersburg, Florida

• Alan and Michaelle Barnard, Port Angeles

• John Miles, Port Angeles

• Patrick Plaster, Port Townsend. In memory of Della and Duane Plaster

• Kenneth A. Malidore

• Sylvia Baxter, Sequim

• Celeste Maier, Port Angeles. In memory of Frank Ducceschi

• Naomi Foley, Sequim

• Kenneth A. Malidore

• Betty Manning, Port Angeles

• Patrick Plaster, Port Townsend. In memory of Della and Duane Plaster

• Patrick Plaster, Port Townsend. In memory of Della and Duane Plaster

• Alan and Michaelle Barnard, Port Angeles

• Olympic Springs, Inc., Carlsborg

• Marolyn and Herb Russell, Port Angeles. In memory of Will and Carolyn Muller

• Serena G. Mylchreest, Port Angeles

• Marsha Chance, Port Angeles

• Frances L. Wylie, Port Townsend

• Kenneth A. Malidore

• Larry and Candy Wisman, Sequim

• Jane Macnab Dow, Port Townsend

• Sandra Davidson

• Ann Burland, Sequim

• Edward Marx

• Terry R. Santos

• Michele Podesto, Port Townsend

• Jan Yates, Port Angeles. In memory of Roger Adcock

• Sandra L. Granum, Sequim.

• Alan and Michaelle Barnard, Port Angeles

• Kerry and Marilyn Perkins, Port Angeles. In Memory of Jeannie Rawley and Susan Ciarlo.

• Two women who lived life to the fullest

• Betty and Bill Thompson, Port Angeles

• Paul Lotzgesell, Sequim,

• Gene and Ann Trelstad, Port Angeles

• Paula Bond, Port Angeles. In honor of Bernice Clarke.

• Suzanne Orr, Port Angeles

• James R. and Helen S. Karr, Sequim

• Ed and Phyllis Hopfner, Port Angeles

• Ruth Dewey, Sequim. In memory of my sister Cookie.

• Bill and Barb Pearl, Port Angeles

• Terry Troyer, Port Angeles. In memory of and in honor of Miles and Eleanore Troyer.

• Terri Ebert

• Elizabeth Sullivan

• Carol Sobson, Port Angeles

• Susan Nunley, Port Angeles

• Bruce Domazlicky

• Roberta McMahon, Port Townsend

• Mary James

• Thomas Robbins

• Miguel Reabold

• Cyndi Ross, Port Angeles. In memory of my mother, Jo Ross, who loved Sequim.

• Kenneth A. Malidore

• Susan Blenk

• Vernon Bessey

• Raymond Bentsen

• Doris Prince

• Marian Wilson

• Connee Foster

• Diane Wheeler

• Jeff Sweet, Chimacum

NAME AND AMOUNT

• Roger and Linda Woods, Sequim, $200. For those who really need a hand up.

• Jim and Lynda Larison, Sequim, $100

• Carol Philpott, Port Angeles, $25

• Terri Wood, Port Angeles, $100

• Jim’s Pharmacy – Jim’s Cares Monthly Charity, Port Angeles, $885.65

• Mike Donahoe, Sequim, $500. In memory of Ryan Donahoe, son.

• Larry Harwood and Pat Harwood, Port Angeles, $100

• Marcia and Bob Homer, Sequim, $100. In memory of Harold and Velma Winters.

• Eugenie M. Nastri, Port Townsend, $500

• Paul and Phyllis Sprinkle, Sequim, $50

• Jim and Lynda Larison, Sequim, $100

• Jim and Lynda Larison, Sequim, $100

• 1st Security Bank, Port Angeles, $500

• Carol Sinton, Port Angeles, $500

ANONYMOUS

• Port Angeles, $600

• Port Angeles, $100

• Sequim, $200. In memory of William Cunningham.

• Sequim, $100

• Port Angeles, $100

• Port Townsend, $100

• Port Angeles, $100

• Port Angeles, $400

• Port Angeles, $100

• Port Angeles, $500

• Sequim, $1,500. In honor of Charlie Bush, Sequim City Manager.

• Port Angeles, $25

• Sequim, $600

• Port Angeles, $25

• Port Angeles, $100

• Port Angeles, $1,000

• Port Angeles, $50

• Port Townsend, $500

• Sequim, $50

• Port Angeles, $300

• Sequim, $600

• Port Angeles, $500

• Sequim, $500. In honor of U.S. Government $300 – Free money.

• Port Angeles, $100

• Port Angeles. $100

• Sequim, $300

• Port Angeles, $1,200

• Carlsborg, $100

• Port Angeles, $200

• Sequim, $800

• Sequim, $150

• Port Angeles, $10,000

• Port Angeles, $1,000

• Sequim, $700

• Port Angeles, $9,000

• No address, $650

• Sequim, $35

• Port Townsend, $100.

• Sequim, $50

• Sequim, $200. In honor of Agness Johnson.

• Sequim, $500. In memory of Larry Roth.

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