Generous donors get Peninsula Home Fund off to a healthy start

The 32nd annual Peninsula Home Fund campaign is underway.

The Home Fund has been combined with the COVID-19 Relief Fund since Sept. 20, when the active campaign for the Relief Fund was closed.

Instituted earlier this year in light of financial hardships on individuals created by COVID-19 precautions, the COVID-19 Relief Fund amassed at total of $392,723.65 from generous donors.

Between Jan. 1 and Nov. 24, the annual Peninsula Home Fund was pumped up to $51,238.43.

The combined funds now will go into the same pool of money available to help people with one-time financial needs on the North Olympic Peninsula.

For 31 years, the Peninsula Daily News has collected donations to create an essential bridge for residents of the North Olympic Peninsula when things just don’t match up.

Residents in need can use the funds, which are dispersed by Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP) case workers, to help them go on with being or becoming productive members of society and improving their lives.

The Peninsula Home Fund campaign will run through Dec. 31. All contributions are federally tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law for the year in which the check is written.

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 assist with administrative costs. Beginning in 2012, OlyCAP was permitted to use 10 percent — 10 cents of every dollar donated — to help with administrative costs for the vital programs and services for Home Fund clients. Previously there were no deductions.

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 “a hand up, not a handout” 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.

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

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 voicemail box at any of the three numbers, and a Home Fund caseworker will phone you back as soon as they are able.

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

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

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.

After Sept. 20, donations to the COVID-19 Relief Fund were combined with those that had been contributed between January and Nov. 24 to the annual Peninsula Home Fund. All of the generous donations are used by OlyCAP case workers to help those in need.

Name and amount

  • Eugenie M. Nastri, Port Townsend, $500.
  • Bob Pasco, Sequim, $200. In honor of Jerry Garcia.
  • Paul Lotzgesell, Sequim, $50.00.
  • Marion Wheeler Burns, Sequim, $25. In memory of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
  • Home FundPat Donlin, Port Angeles, $1,000. In memory of Gary Marler.
  • Senior Center Bridge Group, Port Angeles, $110.
  • John and Christine Usher, Port Angeles, $50.
  • Peter MacRae, Sequim, $150.
  • League of British Women, Sequim, $100.
  • Customers and staff of Jim’s Pharmacy, Port Angeles, $488.44. Raised by customers and staff in December 2019.
  • Donald Naddy Fund – Clallam County of the South Dakota Community Foundation, Port Angeles, $3,000.
  • The Crow Foundation, Shreveport, La., $20,000.

Name only

  • Carlsborg Shell Station and customers, Sequim.
  • Rosemary Thompson, Port Angeles. In memory of Ray Thompson.
  • Ann Burland, Sequim.
  • Shirley Lehman, Sequim.
  • Janet Cattano, Sequim.
  • Steve and Gloria Ricketts, Port Hadlock.
  • Marcia and David Logan, Port Angeles.
  • Jean Tyson, Port Angeles.
  • Joanne Beck, Port Angeles. In memory of Sherrie Raber.
  • Joanne Beck, Port Angeles. In memory of Constance Carrithers Duppentholer.
  • Alan and Michaelle Barnard, Port Angeles.
  • Raymond Trathan, Port Angeles. In memory of Sharron Currie.
  • Carl Miller, Port Ludlow.
  • Patrick Plaster, Port Townsend. In memory of Duane Plaster.
  • Margaret Levitan, Sequim.
  • Jim and Lynda Larison, Sequim.
  • Homer and Karla Muto, Port Angeles.
  • Steve and Linda Bailey, Carlsborg.
  • Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Port Angeles.
  • Serena G. Mylchreest, Port Angeles.
  • June Echternkamp, Carlsborg. In memory of Jerry Allen Echternkamp II (son).
  • Jim and Marci Thomsen, Port Angeles. In honor of Queen of Angels School.
  • Jo Anne Hughes, Port Angeles
  • Darlene and Michael Clemens, Port Angeles.
  • Barbara Baker, Sequim.
  • Olympic Springs Inc., Sequim.
  • William A. Sery, Port Townsend.
  • Rosemary Freed, Sequim.
  • Janet Cattano, Sequim.
  • Dan and Janet Gouin, Port Angeles.
  • Tom and Rita Thatcher, Sequim.
  • Rosemary and Bruce Moorhead, Port Angeles.
  • Elsbeth Switzer, Sequim.
  • Alan and Michaelle Barnard, Port Angeles.
  • Vicki and Greg Sensiba, Sequim.
  • Lynda Larison, Sequim.
  • Patrick Plaster, Port Townsend. In memory of Della and Duane Plaster.
  • Olympic Springs Inc., Sequim.
  • Shirley and Steve Clark, Port Angeles. In memory of Mrs. Bunny Mason.
  • Bill and Barb Pearl, Port Angeles.
  • Alan and Michaelle Barnard, Port Angeles.
  • Bill and Nancy O’Brien, Sequim.
  • Jennifer Brodie, Sequim.
  • Home FundShirley J. Robards, Sequim.
  • Tim Finch, Sequim.
  • April Kilgore and Monroe Stringham, Port Angeles.
  • David and Ann Johnson, Port Angeles.
  • Bronson West and Marian Birch, Port Angeles.
  • Ted and Carol Miller, Port Angeles.
  • David and Francie Louden, Port Angeles.
  • Hannah Singhose, Port Angeles. In honor of the faithful pastors writing in Peninsula Daily News.
  • Gene and Lois Brown, Sequim. In honor of Greg Brown.
  • Bill and Joan Hartnett, Sequim. In memory of our parents.
  • Jan Yates, Port Angeles. In honor of family and friends.
  • Rita Kepner, Nordland. In memory of Lisa T. Painter.
  • Ed and Evelyn Curington, Sequim.
  • Jack Ramberg, Port Angeles. In honor of Cliff and Dorothy Aden, and Don and Dorothy Goralski.
  • Ron and Phyllis Stecker, Sequim.
  • Olympic Springs Inc., Carlsborg.
  • Mary Beth Lagenaur, Sequim. In memory of Wilkie the Therapy Cat.
  • Sally Rodgers, Port Townsend.
  • Victoria Wallner, Port Angeles.
  • Gail Hall.In memory of Karen Hall.
  • Michaelle Barnard, Port Angeles.
  • Charlotte Patterson, Port Angeles. In loving memory of Ken Patterson.
  • Toni Randall, Port Angeles.
  • Xi Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, Port Angeles.
  • Una Walker, Vancouver.
  • Marilyn Kraus, Port Angeles.
  • Helga McGhee, Sequim.
  • William and Linda James, Port Townsend.
  • Dan Grove, Port Angeles.
  • Judy Samples, Port Angeles. In honor of Pearle L. Bradley.
  • Sandy Frankfurth, Sequim.
  • Trisha Burson-Johnson, Port Angeles. In honor of Center for Spiritual Living Port Angeles.
  • William Haffey, Missoula, Mont.
  • Andrew Pitts, Sequim.
  • Olympic Springs, Carlsborg.
  • A. Laverne Dixon, Port Angeles.
  • Marilyn Bruning, Sequim.
  • Olympic Springs, Carlsborg.
  • Queen of Angels Parrish, Port Angeles.
  • Michaelle and Alan Barnard, Port Angeles.
  • Seven Cedars Casino Resort, Blyn.


  • Sequim, $100.
  • Sequim, $100.
  • Port Angeles, $100.
  • Port Angeles, $150.
  • Port Angeles, $20.
  • Anonymous, $20. In honor of Sara E. Barrett.
  • Port Angeles, $100.
  • Port Angeles, $100.
  • Sekiu, $100. In honor of healthcare workers.
  • Sequim, $125.
  • Sequim, $200.
  • Port Angeles, $100.
  • Port Angeles, $25.
  • Port Townsend, $50.
  • Sequim, $200.
  • Port Angeles, $50.
  • Sequim, $100.
  • Neah Bay, $1,000.
  • Port Angeles, $200.
  • Sequim, $1,000.
  • Port Townsend, $50.
  • Port Angeles, $125.
  • Sequim, $100.
  • Sequim, $20.
  • Port Townsend, $200.
  • Port Angeles, $300. In honor of T. Calder.
  • Port Angeles, $3,500.
  • Sequim, $100.
  • Home Fund Sequim, $250.
  • Port Angeles, $50.
  • Carlsborg, $1,000.
  • Sequim, $300.
  • Sequim, $100.
  • Port Angeles, $100.
  • Sequim, $300.
  • Sequim, $25. In honor of Judy or Ray Carey.
  • Port Angeles, $20.
  • Port Ludlow, $100.
  • Port Angeles, $500.
  • Port Hadlock, $190.
  • Sequim, $50.
  • Sequim, $35.
  • Sequim, $100.
  • Port Angeles, $100.
  • Port Angeles, $650.
  • Sequim, $100.
  • Port Townsend, $30.
  • Sequim, $100.
  • Carlsborg, $100.
  • Port Angeles, $100.
  • Port Angeles, $100.
  • Sequim, $25.
  • Sequim, $170.
  • Port Angeles, $100.
  • Anonymous, $100.
  • Port Angeles, $400.
  • Port Angeles, $200.
  • Sequim, $150. In memory of Dad and Mom Robinson.
  • Port Angeles, $25.
  • Sequim, $25.
  • Port Angeles, $40.
  • Port Angeles, $100.
  • Sequim, $150.
  • Port Townsend, $500.
  • Sequim, $250.
  • Port Townsend, $100.
  • Port Angeles, $400.
  • Port Angeles, $200.
  • Port Angeles, $550.
  • Port Angeles, $1,000. In memory of Ernie and Eleanor Miller.

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