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Home Fund donors dig deep

Generous residents of the North Olympic Peninsula have dug deep into their pockets during a time of hardship to help their neighbors.

In the past two weeks, donors gave $57,797 to the Peninsula Daily News’ Peninsula Home Fund, bringing the total for this year’s campaign so far to $109,585.43.

It’s an amazing display of kindness during a time when all are reeling from the impacts of COVID-19.

Thank you

You have continued to give just as you did during the campaign for the COVID-19 Relief Fund. Before the Relief Fund was combined with the Home Fund on Sept. 20, you donated $392,723.65 to help those hurt by COVID-19 precautions.

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

The combined funds now go into the same pool of money available to help people in Clallam and Jefferson counties get over the hump when their needs outpace their finances.

This is the 32nd year that 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. Those who donate will receive thank-you letters accepted by the IRS.

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.

Here are those who have donated during the past two weeks.

Name and amount

Lynnette and Bill Baughman, Sequim, $500.In memory of Craig Baughman.

Susan Moffat, Nordland, $200.

Myrna Juergens, Sequim, $100. In memory of my late husband, Christopher.

Beth VerSteeg, Sequim, $100.

Mark McCormick and Bob Fletcher, Sequim, $100. In honor of our nurses, doctors, grocery store clerks and frontline workers.

D. E. Prince, Sequim, $200.

Frank and Sharon Maguire, Sequim, $200.

Richard and Tuttie Peetz, Sequim, $100.

Diane Isaac, Sequim, $30. In memory of Dennis Isaac.

Clarence Walz, Sequim, $100.

Kay Young, Port Townsend, $50.

Stephen D. Murphy, Port Townsend, $100.

Karen and Joe Holtrop, Sequim, $150.

Elzie Isley, Port Angeles, $1,000.

Dale Durrwachter, Fairbanks, Alaska, $1,000. In honor of Emil and Judy Moilanen.

Dale Durrwachter, Fairbanks, Alaska, $500. In memory of twin sisters Dianne and Sylvia.

Joy Beaver, Sequim, $100. In memory of Deb Weaver.

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Terry Troyer, Port Angeles. In memory of and in honor of my parents, Miles and Eleanor Troyer.

Rosemary Freed, Sequim. In memory of Mark Freed.

Joe and Naomi Denhart, Port Angeles. In memory of our parents.

Kerry and Marilyn Perkins, Port Angeles. In memory of Jeannie Rawley.

Kathleen Targos, Port Townsend.

John R. and Jannine M. Norvell, Sequim.

Stuart B. Roach, Port Angeles.

Joy and Erik Erichsen, Sequim.

Betty Manning, Port Angeles.

Michael Witkin, Port Angeles.

Barbara L. Baker, Sequim. In memory of Cy Oden.

Sue Miles, Port Angeles.

Ed Curington, Sequim.

Darryl and Joan Walker, Sequim.

Larry and Lynn Gosser, Port Angeles.

Greg Shield, Port Angeles.

Jennifer Brodie, Sequim.

Robbin and Patricia Hammel, Port Angeles.

Kathleen Balducci, Port Angeles. In memory of Bal and mom and dad.

Bill and Sharon Alton, Port Angeles.

Janet Cattano, Sequim.

Dr. Roger Eichman, Nordland.

Sandra and Anthony Lier, Port Angeles. In honor of all the healthcare professionals.

Lee and Irene Wyman, Port Angeles. In memory of my dear sister Joyce.

Nancy Brant, Port Angeles. Faires Family donation.

Gweneth Moore, Sequim.

Diann Dickey, Sequim.

Nancy and Ed Grier, Port Angeles.

Penny Ervin, Port Angeles. In memory of Doug and Carole Cudd.

Martin and Audreey Williams, Port Angeles.

Richard and Connie Thorson, Port Angeles.

Charlie Byrd, Sequim. In memory of Karen Byrd and Jim Gutherie.

Michael Turner, Port Townsend. In honor of Tamara Turner.

Tim McNulty and Mary Morgan, Sequim.

Bart and Marielle Eykemans, Port Angeles.

M. P. Minor, Sequim. In memory of Les and Edythe Sample.

Sarah S. Whelchel, Sequim.

Fredda and Ted Burton, Port Angeles.

Mike and Melanie Webb, Sequim.

Carol Hayes, Port Angeles. In honor of William Hayes.

Mildred L. Robb, Port Angeles. In memory of Heidi L. Romero.

Hazel Blake, Sequim.

Stephen Conner and Weezie Jenkins, Port Townsend.

Sue and C.V. Tondreau, Sequim.

Jim and Carol Dries, Sequim.

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

Pauline Gepner, Port Angeles. In memory of John Gepner.

Steve and Sandy Munger, Port Angeles. In memory of Matthew.

Jill Blake, Sequim.

Ronald and Cathy Grant, Sequim.

John and Renee Jones, Sequim.

Rick and Wendy Oak, Port Angeles.

Sue and Bob Erzen, Sequim.

Bob andFlorence Larsen, Sequim.

Roger Paynter, Port Angeles. In memory of Kay Paynter and Pat Paynter.

Richard and Karen Grennan, Sequim. In honor of all those who are on the frontlines combating this deadly virus.

Steve and Gloria Ricketts, Port Hadlock.

David and Francie Louden, Port Angeles.

Suzanne Orr, Port Angeles.

Marilyn Freeman, Sequim.

Fred and Karen Hall, Sequim.

Darlene and Michael Clemens, Port Angeles.

Nada Johnson, Port Angeles.

Arlene and Russell McClelland, Sequim.

Roger and Maura Oakes, Port Angeles. In memory of our parents.

Sherrie Rogers and Jon Purnell, Port Angeles.

Mark and Diana Schildknecht, Sequim. In honor of doctors, nurses and first responders.

Elizabeth Geddes, Port Angeles. In memory of my brothers.

Laurel Ann Norman, Sequim.

Doug and Sherri Smith, Sequim.

Dan and Vicki Pierson, Port Angeles.

Dave and Jeanette Woodruff, Port Ludlow.

Beverly Smola, Sequim. In memory of Eugene and Tom.

Joseph Cress and Elaine Peaslee, Sequim. In memory of Jenny Cress.

Susan Molin, Sequim.

Kathy and Jim Rankin, Port Angeles.

Jan Yates, Port Angeles. In memory of Roger Adcock — a wonderful brother.

Adrienne Heinz, Port Angeles. In memory of John and BJ.

Steve McCreary, Port Townsend.

Steve Flatt and Gail Mabbutt, Sequim. In honor of Alison Dargie and Allison Templeton, two wonderful women taken by cancer too soon. You are loved and missed.

Frank and Karen Jahns, Port Angeles.

Berit Cole, Sequim. In memory of Bob.

Roy and Mary Gotham, Port Angeles.

Fred and Carol Royce, Port Angeles.

Voneda Stiewe, Chimacum.

Janet Wicker, Sequim.

Maureen Boyd, Sequim. In memory of John Boyd.

Steve and Linda Bailey, Carlsborg.

Robert C. Zech, Port Angeles.

Bev and Gerald Carlson, Sequim.

Neil and Jaqueline Eklund, Sequim.

Doug and Trudy Rittenhouse, Port Angeles.

Viki Kocha, Carlsborg. In memory of Riley Bigler.

Viki Kocha, Carlsborg. In honor of all our healthcare professionals and caregivers.

Barbara McColgan, Port Townsend.

Barbara McColgan, Port Townsend.

Katherine Dunham, Sequim.

Edward Marx.

Don Bourgo, Sequim.

Laura and Michael Foster, Port Angeles. In honor of all the hardworking people at the Peninsula Daily News.

Curt Oppelt, Port Angeles.

John Wegmann, Port Angeles.

James Cone, Sequim.

Laura Dubois.

Michael Scott, Sequim.

Sandra Vahsholtz, Port Angeles.

Naomi Foley.

Janine Rice, Sequim.

Cynthia Johnson.

Mavis Amundson, Bellevue.

Susan Dvorak, Sequim.

Tom and Jean Wolfe.

James R. Karr.

Paul Gleeson.

Karen Christiansen, Sequim.

June Mills, Port Townsend.

Katherine Pressley, Port Angeles. In loving memory of Florence and Nancy.

Susan Chadd, Port Angeles.

Harriet Angulo.

Rebecca Lindquist.

Beverly Dawson, Port Angeles.

Susan Baker.

Laurel Cripe.

James and Linda Larison, Sequim.

William Powers.

Samantha Buchika.

Michele Jaeger.

Brooke Hosheit.

William Laidlaw.

Jim Arnold.

Ronald Sidwell.

John T. Silver.

Terry R. Santos.

Dave Ebert. Dedicated to Clallam County healthcare workers.

Lee Whitford.

Carol A. Peet.

Richard Fox.

Jack and Carolyn Salmon.

Elizabeth Fetrow.

Sarah Perry.

Linda Featheringill.

Patti Kuth.

Richard Wilcox.

Lauren Doyle.

Alice Barnett.

Jim and Helen Oakland.

Kathy and Jim Wesley.

Jerry Nichols.

Janet Morello.

Ricky Yates.

Vernon Bessey.

Mary Kaye O’Brien and Don Bushelle, Port Angeles.

AnonymousPort Angeles, $50. In memory of Don Lee Anderson.

Sequim, $50.

Sequim, $25.

Port Angeles, $30.

Sequim, $150.

Port Angeles, $1,200.

Port Townsend,$50.

Port Angeles, $100.

Sequim, $100.

Port Angeles, $100. In memory of Hal and Marion King.

Sequim, $100. In memory of Pamela Godsey.

Port Angeles, $100.

Port Angeles, $100.

Port Angeles, $100.

Sequim, $100.

Sequim, $100.

Sequim, $1,000.

Sequim, $402. In memory of Norma and Debbie.

Port Angeles, $75.

Port Angeles, $100. In honor of our local healthcare workers.

Sequim, $5,000.

Sequim, $50.

Sequim, $50.

Port Townsend, $200.

Sequim, $150. In memory of our parents.

Port Angeles, $200.

Port Angeles, $100.

Port Angeles, $100.

Sequim, $50.

Port Angeles, $50.

Port Angeles, $200.

Port Angeles, $600. In honor of Bal and Jack.

Port Townsend, $30.

Port Angeles, $300. In honor of Valerie C.

Hillsboro, Ore., $100.

Port Angeles, $100.

Port Angeles, $50.

Port Angeles, $50.

Sequim, $100.

Port Townsend, $100.

Sequim, $500.

Sequim, $50.

Port Angeles, $50.

Sequim, $40.

Port Angeles, $25.

Port Townsend, $100.

Sequim, $50. In memory of and in honor of departed family.

Port Angeles, $50.

Port Angeles, $10.

Port Angeles, $100.

Sequim, $150.

Sequim, $50.

$100.

Sequim, $1,000.

Port Angeles, $25.

Port Angeles, $100.

Sequim, $500.

Sequim, $200. In memory of Riley Bigler.

Port Angeles, $50.

$5,000.

Sequim, $500.

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