Soroptimists Donate $5,000 For San Juan Island COVID Relief

Posted April 8, 2021 at 5:00 am by

From Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fri­day Harbor

Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fri­day Har­bor will donate $5,000 this year to the Joyce L. Sobel Fam­i­ly Resource Center.

Half is des­ig­nat­ed to increase staff hours for employ­ees help­ing islanders access var­i­ous COVID-relat­ed assis­tance pro­grams fund­ed by the gov­ern­ment and help man­age com­mu­ni­ty programs.

The remain­ing funds will be avail­able for direct assis­tance to needy house­holds to meet basic needs not cov­ered by exist­ing programs.

The Joyce L. Sobel Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter in Fri­day Har­bor is the pri­ma­ry cen­tral­ized drop-in, resource and refer­ral orga­ni­za­tion for deliv­ery of social ser­vices and sup­port pro­grams on San Juan Island.

Dur­ing the pan­dem­ic, the orga­ni­za­tion has con­tin­ued to play a pri­ma­ry role in con­nect­ing those who can use sup­port with avail­able resources.

In 2021, the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment will be pro­vid­ing addi­tion­al resources, includ­ing rental and util­i­ty assis­tance, that are com­ing to our com­mu­ni­ty. The need is big­ger than usu­al, as are the sources of funds, but it will take addi­tion­al staff time to make it happen.

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