Fostering philanthropy to enhance and preserve the quality of life on Orcas Island.

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Fostering philanthropy to enhance and preserve the quality of life on Orcas Island.

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Seeded with a $10,000 donation from OICF (thanks to Bob Henigson), distributions from this fund will support organizations that may experience an increase in demand for services during an emergency on Orcas. OICF will work with a team of community members to recommend distributions from this fund. Donations can be online, mailed to PO Box 1496, Eastsound, WA 98245, or dropped off at 44 Urner Street, unit #4. **Note “All In WA” in the recognition field online (or the memo line of your check) and your donation will be eligible to be matched.
 
Declare needs for yourself or your organization, offer to volunteer, donate, and get updated info. OICF will use this tool to match those who can help with those who are in need.
 
Read Orcas updates (8/27/2020), a weekly listing of updated information from organizations providing critical services on Orcas; update in Spanish provided here.
 

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Thank You, Community and Thanks Kevin!

Thank You, Community and Thanks Kevin!

Cascade Lake Early this year, our community began experiencing the impacts of the pandemic and consequent economic slide. While national unemployment rose to 14%, our local Economic Development Council estimated the rate in San Juan County was 28%. For many families...

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Smoke!

Smoke!

It is a bit eerie that the smoke from the wildfires moved in overnight, on the 19th anniversary of 9-11, setting a somber tone. Locally, all outdoor burning (including charcoal bbq’s and campfires) is banned and the health department is recommending staying indoors....

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Welcome home!

Welcome home!

There is plenty to celebrate this week as the first 10 households moved into April’s Grove. The plan is to have all 45 units filled by the end of November. Thank you to OPAL and all those who supported this effort. It could not have come at a better time. It feels...

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School goes online and outside

School goes online and outside

Labor Day is just around the corner, marking the traditional start of a new school year.  The Orcas Island School District is ready to launch, but this year will be like no other.  After months of preparing a plan for in-person classes, the district received the...

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