Community Emergency Response Fund update, May 2, 2020

For Immediate Release May 2, 2020 Hilary Canty, OICF Hilary@oicf.us, 360-376-5376 As we near the end of our second month in the Covid-19 crisis, it is an opportunity to reflect on how Orcas Island has responded and what the next steps will be for this community. Very...
Community Emergency Response Fund Distributions

Community Emergency Response Fund Distributions

For Immediate Release Mar 26, 2020 Contact: Hilary Canty, Hilary@oicf.us Orcas Island Community Foundation This community is showing up! So far 101 friends and neighbors have donated $192,000 to the Community Emergency Response Fund (CERF). REMARKABLE! Thank you, Team...
Community Emergency Response Fund

Community Emergency Response Fund

For immediate release 3-13-2020 Hilary Canty, Orcas Island Community Foundation hilary@oicf.us The Orcas Island Community Foundation has launched the Community Emergency Response Fund, with a $10,000 seed donation from the Foundation (thanks to Bob Henigson’s...
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...