Walkling trust issues community grants

PORT ANGELES — The Ben and Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust has announced the award of 12 community grants totaling $23,529.

The trust was created by Myrtle Walkling in 1992 with an endowment of more than $1 million.

The trust uses its income to support charitable and civic projects in Clallam County that otherwise might not happen.

The grants for 2019 include:

 The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula: $2,500 to be used toward the purchase of a 15-passenger van for the Port Angeles club.

 The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula: $2,500 to be applied to the Building Futures Capital Campaign to fund a new Port Angeles clubhouse.

 Clallam Mosaic: $2,413 to support nutrition and cooking classes.

 Healthy Families: $2,500 to install security equipment.

 Joyce Community Education Foundation: $2,500 to purchase STEM kits and computer software.

 Olympic Nature Experience: $500 to purchase outdoor gear.

 Olympic Peninsula YMCA: $2,500 to be used toward converting office space into a dedicated youth activities center.

 Olympic View Community Foundation: $2,000 to support Opening Doors to Youth, Sequim Host Homes; a project to support safe living accommodations for homeless youths in Sequim.

 Peninsula Behavioral Health: $2,500 to be used to renovate space to create a children’s behavioral health center.

• Port Angeles Food Bank: $1,866.16 to purchase shelving for walk-in freezers.

 Rainforest Council for the Arts: $500 to provide quality art supplies.

• Sequim Community Aid: $1,250 to create an “Emergency Warming Fund” to benefit those with heating issues within the borders of the Sequim School District.

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