Vashon COVID Relief Fund

More than 1,000 of your neighbors have lost their jobs.
4 out of 10 Vashon businesses have shut down — many may never open again.
Our cherished nonprofits are struggling to feed and shelter our most vulnerable.

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.

Responding and recovering from this crisis will require a major long term recovery movement to make a big difference. The Vashon COVID Relief Fund aims to raise $425,000 for short and long term RELIEF and RECOVERY. We have already raised $247,000 and now it’s your turn.

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 now being offered as a model for other rural communities and tribal nations. So far, we’ve been fortunate. Let’s keep it that way.

2. Feeding the many.
Our island service organizations currently supply 3,600 meals and 500 bags of groceries a week with no end in sight. We don’t know when or how many of our people will get jobs back.

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 have no place to sleep except a car or under a bush.

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.


 

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


VashonBePrepared is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit. All donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Contributions can also be mailed to VashonBePrepared via check, address it to: (This saves us some 3% that credit card processors otherwise take.) VashonBePrepared
P.O. Box 2840
Vashon, WA 98070