Caption: The summer harvest has begun.

One of the bright spots for me this week was talking with a young mom who had just learned she will be moving into one of the April Grove Town Homes in September. She was so grateful she was weeping….me, too.  This opportunity will allow her to provide a stable home for her young son. Thank you to OPAL for their ongoing efforts to create homes for so many island families.  If you can continue to support their efforts, check out the OPAL Community Land Trust Virtual Gala starting noon Saturday and running through Tuesday, June 30th at midnight.  (Learn more here).

The Orcas Island Health Care District (OIHCD) is going to a virtual platform as well for their upcoming Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, June 30th. The meeting will provide an update for the community on the status of the Medical Clinic Operator Request for Proposal (RFP) that closes on June 26th. See additional information and the Zoom link.

As we enter Summer 2020, we do so still mostly distanced. While the County Council and Health Board are supporting a move to a modified Phase Three, gathering together continues to need to be virtual. Finding ways for us, as a community, to stay engaged and connected is more critical than ever. A phone call, a distanced walk, or by zoom, we strive to keep in touch without touching- challenging, but hopefully worth the effort to keep us all well.

The All In Washington matching funding is still happening. All donations to the Community Emergency Response Fund received through July 9th are eligible for up to a 1:1 match. WOW! To have your gift matched, please be sure to note ‘ALL in WA’ in the honor line. If you have any questions, give us a call and we can walk you through it.

Hang in there,