Progress Report
Vashon COVID Relief Fund

Food, Shelter & Economic Recovery


Since mid-April, we have been distributing funds to our social service and economic recovery partners. So far, those disbursements have gone for meals, groceries, rental assistance, other types of household support, and local business assistance with safely maintaining business operations. Social service agency partners include the Food Bank, Interfaith Council to Prevent Homelessness, Senior Center, School District nutrition program, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Chamber of Commerce.

As of December, 2020, the Relief Fund had provided:

  • 15,806 meals (many of them delivered to homes and neighborhoods)
  • 3,280 bags of groceries (many delivered into the community)
  • 249 cases of rent and other household relief
  • 1,000 one-on-one expert counseling sessions to help unemployed file for benefits
  • 100 attendees at back-to-business workshops to aid safe reopening during Phase 2

Health


We have set aside $50,000 for the Vashon Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) testing project at Open Space for Arts and Community, to ensure testing will be able to meet the demand, which we expect to continue for some months. In addition, VashonBePrepared continues to provide the operational funding to maintain and grow the MRC.

We have conducted or supported a number of public education and counseling programs to help the community stay safe and to deal with the stress of this pandemic. These efforts have includes a series of community Town Halls, an all-island postcard mailing to inform the public about our Community Care Team Help Line, a Mask Up campaign, a campaign to promote seasonal flu vaccinations, a suicide prevention campaign based on the LEARN steps, and a Creating Strength campaign for fostering resilience.


 

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.

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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