Health care workers, police officers and loved ones were honored with donations made in their name to the COVID-19 Relief Fund.
The fund, which is dispersed in grants by the Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP) to those who have been financially hurt by the COVID-19 precautions, is made up entirely of donations from North Olympic Peninsula residents to help their neighbors.
The total as of Wednesday is $314,717. The fund represents an outpouring of compassion from people living in Clallam and Jefferson counties.
The Peninsula Daily News and Olympic Community Action Programs converted the Peninsula Home Fund into the COVID-19 Relief Fund in March to create a way for neighbors to help each other through the economic repercussions of the response to the unique coronavirus pandemic.
Counties are beginning to reopen now, but for many, the struggle to pay their bills continues, so the fund is helpful for many, according to Audrey Morford, executive coordinator for OlyCAP.
There is no way to thank you enough. But at least we can let others know what you did.
Here is a list of the donations given to the COVID-19 Relief Fund during the past two weeks.
Name and amount
Dennis and Gwen Westeren, Port Angeles, $100. Thanks much to all the health care employees, first care responders and law enforcement personnel who risk their health daily for the benefit of the lives of all people.
Denney Donovan, Sequim, $500. In honor of Dan Donovan.
Sheila Ostrowski, Port Angeles. In memory of Prosper.
Matthew and Lynn Ostrowski, Port Angeles. In memory of Prosper.
Friends of Olympic Acupuncture, Port Angeles.
Thelma McCoy, Port Angeles.
Tom and Kathy Anderson, Port Angeles.
Mary Ann Deuth, Port Angeles.
Gilbert Thompson, Port Angeles.
Darlene and Michael Clemens, Port Angeles.
John D. Wilson, Sequim. In loving memory of Elly Wilson. “Me ke aloha.”
Oscar and Marcia Heydorn, Sequim.
Frances Russo, Port Angeles. In memory of Angelo, Sarah and James Prodoti.
Sarah Whelchel, Sequim.
Nanci Billings, Sequim. In memory of James Billings.
Jim and Marci Thomsen, Port Angeles. In honor of police officers injured or killed in the line of duty, and in thanksgiving for those police officers who protect us.
Michael G. Ray, Sequim. In honor of Captain Glen C. Ray (USMC-Ret.).
Jo Anne Alford, Sequim.
William and Connie Waddington, Bainbridge Island.
Shirley and George Williams, Port Townsend.
Alan and Michaelle Barnard, Port Angeles.
Serena G. Mylchreest, Port Angeles.
Robert Lewis, Port Angeles.
Al and Colleen Gawle, Port Townsend.
Ronald Thom, Sequim.
Mike Hinojos, Port Townsend.
John Wegmann, Port Angeles.
Ron and Bonnie Dawson, Sequim.
R. Scott and Brenda Kennedy, Port Angeles.
Carol A. Peet, Port Angeles.
Samuel Safreed, Sequim.
Port Angeles, $150.
Port Angeles, $100.
Port Angeles, $115. In memory of Elaine King.
Port Angeles, $125.
Port Townsend, $50. Hope this helps! My heart goes out to those in need at this difficult time. Bless you all!
Port Angeles, $200.
Port Angeles, $10.
Port Angeles, $125. In honor of Neil Jervis.
Port Angeles, $200. With thanks to the men who found my lost phone, brought it to First Federal, and to Amanda who got it back to me.