This summer has been wonderful, thanks to the amazing support of our local community foundations and county council and the incredible and tireless dedication of our volunteers, friends and donors (many of whom are one in the same!)
Bainbridge Community Foundation (BCF) awarded Parkview Services $2,500 for Mortgage Default Program housing counseling on Bainbridge Island and surrounding areas. We are happy to have developed a relationship with BCF as we serve struggling homeowners from Bainbridge. We first received funds for MD in 2016, and we’re thankful for the continued support of BCF.
The Community Foundation of Snohomish County (CFSC) has several Donor Advised Funds, four of which are the result of the generosity of the Nysether Family. This year, the Nysether Family’s Brent’s Fund for Disabilities granted Parkview’s Pre- Purchase Program $5,000 for pre-purchase housing counseling to low-moderate income people with disabilities and the family members that live with them. We are thankful to the Nysethers for recognizing this need and contributing to our program activities in Snohomish County. This is a new relationship as of this year, and we look forward to helping CFSC and the Nysether Family get to know Parkview Services through our work with first-time homebuyers with disabilities.
The King County Council voted this month to award Parkview Group Home a new (to us) van from the Metro Vanpool! The Group Home’s previous van was totaled in an accident when it was hit by another car this spring. (Nobody was hurt!) The settlement we received from the accident wasn’t enough to replace the very expensive 8-seater van, which is what is needed to transport all six residents and two staff. We’re thrilled to be getting a new van in September, and we’d like to thank Councilmember Rod Dembowski for his support and advocacy and Elizabeth Evans for her incredible help and support through the process.
Camp Parkview friends rallied this month and in five days, they met a pressing need. The golf cart at Camp Burton bit the dust, and our Camp Directors were scrambling to figure out what to do to replace it before Camp Parkview’s 2017 session starts in just a couple of weeks! With some quick thinking and the amazing help of our donors and friends, we were able to purchase a used golf cart that was checked by a mechanic and delivered to Camp Burton!
Special thanks to John Holliday, John Carson, Tom Swanson, Nancy Trenbeth, Arthur Ortiz, Frank O’Neill, Sue Theiler, Jen Gilbert, Charles Moody and everyone that shared and helped us with this need.
Thank you to all of our amazing friends, donors and advocates. You help us create inclusive housing solutions that promote stability opportunity and community!