Home Fund helps to get mother back to work

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is another in a series of articles on the Peninsula Home Fund.

The next article will appear Sunday.

PORT ANGELES – “Things are just so much better now – I feel such relief,” says Sara Farris after the Peninsula Daily News’ Peninsula Home Fund stepped in to help her, her husband and their baby son Michael.

“We didn’t have any money, and I just didn’t know what we were going to do.”

“We just needed that little boost from the Peninsula Home Fund to help us get back on our feet – plus it was so nice to know the community cared.”

The PDN’s Peninsula Home Fund is a safety net for people in Clallam and Jefferson counties when they suddenly face an emergency situation and can’t find help elsewhere.

Donations from the community are vital to the success of the fund – 100 percent of the dollars donated go directly to assist those in need on the North Olympic Peninsula.

So far in 2007, the donations have been felt in powerful, meaningful ways in the lives of Sara and her family and more than 1,745 families and individuals across the Peninsula.

It was late September, and Sara, 25, needed to go back go work in Sequim after taking maternity leave.

But the family car had broke down.

The cost to fix the car wasn’t that much.

But Sara and her husband, trying to care for little Michael the best they could, just didn’t have the money.

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