Vashon COVID Relief Fund

 

Vashon has been struck by a silent, devastating, earthquake – the COVID-19 pandemic.
We must take action now to protect our neighbors and save the Vashon we love.

or mail a check to: VashonBePrepared, P.O. Box 2840, Vashon, WA 98070

The VashonBePrepared Board has committed the relief effort to four urgent needs:

1. Fighting the virus.
The Relief Fund has already covered the cost of an innovative testing program, that's now also being offered as a model for other rural communities and tribal nations. At peak times, the Medical Reserve Corps and Community Emergency Response Team volunteers have tested as many as 45 people a day.

2. Feeding the many.
Our island social service organizations currently supply 3,600 meals and 500 bags of groceries to residents of our community each week, with no end in sight. We don’t know when or how many of our neighbors will get jobs back or find new work.

3. Sheltering the needy.
The number of people living homeless on Vashon or in danger of losing their homes has dramatically increased. As many as 150 people are experiencing homelessness. Dozens more are at risk because they are unable to keep up rent payments and cover basic necessities.

4. Restoring our economy and culture.
Vashon life has been devastated by the pandemic. Vashon will not be Vashon without its many local merchants and restaurants and dozens of special nonprofits. By acting now we can make a difference.

FAQ: Want to know more? Your questions answered here

Read the relief progress report: Click here to see how your donation is being put to work


 

Neighbors Helping Neighbors. That's What We Do On Vashon.


VashonBePrepared is a registered 501 (c) 3 corporation. The Federal Employer Identification Number is #06-1808389  Because VashonBePrepared is a 501(c)3 charity, your gift may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.

How to donate:

A) Use the Donate button on our website or B) Mail your check to VashonBePrepared (address below, and this saves us the fees from Paypal and credit card processing).

 

VashonBePrepared
P.O. Box 2840
Vashon, WA 98070