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