OlyCAP director: Home Fund a personal bond between donors, recipients

OlyCAP Executive Director Dale Wilson

OlyCAP Executive Director Dale Wilson

By Dale Wilson

Executive Director OlyCAP

This morning I arrived at my OlyCAP office to begin another workday. Fortunately, the commute was uneventful, except for needing to stop for two young otters crossing the road. I am glad to announce the crossing was uneventful for both otters and traffic. As I watched the duo scamper into the brush, I realized how privileged I am to call this special place home.

This bit of land at the edge of the continent is frequently associated with paradise. I have no argument with that assessment. But, fortunately for you, I am not tasked with writing endlessly about the Shangri-La nature of the Olympic Peninsula.

Instead, I am honored to address the importance of the Peninsula Daily News’ Home Fund and its tremendous impact on alleviating suffering and supporting human potential.

As you read through the PDN over the next few weeks, you will have the opportunity to experience the Home Fund through the eyes and words of a few of the hundreds of families and individuals who accessed the fund in 2019.

You may also read about the experiences of fund volunteers and staff. The fund stories, as compiled and written by PDN journalists, will help expand understanding of how the fund helps create tremendous outcomes.

As executive director at OlyCAP, it has been my honor to address you, the PDN readership, for the past four years regarding the fund.

Each opportunity has provided me with an ever deeper understanding and respect of your capacity for compassion, understanding and giving.

Each year I am more inspired by your incredible support.

The Home Fund is exceptionally important and special. It is local. It is personal. It is a bond between the Peninsula Daily News, OlyCAP, people in need and you. It is time-honored and proven effective.

On behalf of OlyCAP, my promise to everyone who contributes to the Home Fund is simple. Every gift will be honored and treated respectfully.

Your contribution will provide equitable access to resources that lead to solutions and opportunities that would not exist without you.


Dale Wilson is the Executive Director of Olympic Community Action Programs.

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