The Good, The Great!, and Not So Good
Athletes from North Thurston and Yelm High Schools and Lacey Rotary performed much needed property TLC at SafePlace. Part of our mission is to help other non-profit organizations so we partnered with these groups to make it happen. Hard working volunteers washed windows, pruned, weeded, and completed much needed landscape and property clean up.
A $10,000 gift from the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation, a long time partner. Thank you!!
The Olympia Rotary Club awarded $5,000 towards purchasing a much needed dump trailer for supply deliveries and property clean ups. We’ve been borrowing a utility trailer for years and the grant will enable us to have our own heavy duty trailer with a much easier unloading process. Thank you Danny and Connie for the many years you have allowed us to use your trailer and thank you to the Olympia Rotary Club for the grant.
A $3,500 grant from the Tulalip Tribes Charitable Contributions Fund.
Si Sarton, our application coordinator, and Caleb Schlottman, our project manager, recently celebrated their one year anniversary with RTTC.
We’ve recently translated our brochure and application into Spanish so we can better serve our Hispanic community.
We have added six new skilled project volunteers.
RTTC has received a record setting 84 applications in 2022.
Thank you Funeral Alternatives for the $1,000 gift which enabled us to repair Lynn’s waste water pipe. The proactive repair avoided a $5,000 + hazardous waste contamination and clean up.
Carolyn for donating a washer/dryer set.
Because of the unprecedented number of homeowners who’ve requested our assistance in 2022, we stopped accepting new applications in August. This was a very difficult decision to make but it is enabling us to get caught up on existing requests, establish new procedures, and solicit more donations and grants to provide the funds needed to help our community. It is very difficult to say “no” to people who need our help with wheelchair ramps, grab bars, hot running water, and heat. Fortunately, we’ve been able to refer people in need to Habitat’s critical repair program and the Community Action Council.