Progress Report
Vashon COVID Relief Fund

Goal: $425,000  Raised so far: $240,000 (56%)  Total donors: 285+

NOTE: Three major donors contributed seed funding of $163,000. Two wish to be anonymous.
Our heartfelt thanks go to the Beardsley family members who donated $13,000 of the total.

NOTE: This report does not take into account $10,000 that was in VashonBePrepared accounts
prior to activation for COVID-19. Most of that amount was expended on operational costs
directly connected to our emergency response.

 

Food and Shelter


We disbursed $25,000 in the third week of April and another $27,000 in the second week of May. Another similar expenditure is planned for late May. The first two social service agency disbursements, totaling $52,000, paid for:

  • 520 bags of groceries from the Vashon Food Bank.
  • 100 $20 packets of Farm Bucks from Vashon Island Growers Association (VIGA).
  • Support for 16 cases of family rent relief to Interfaith Council to Prevent Homelessness (IFCH).
  • Support for 84 cases of family support to VYFS, DOVE Project and St. Vincent de Paul.
  • Seed funding for a business reopening project in partnership with Vashon Chamber of Commerce.
  • 5,320 meals from Vashon Senior Center lunch program, the IFCH evening meal program, and Vashon School District nutrition program.
NOTE: A large percentage of these groceries and meals are delivered to homes and neighborhoods. For example, the School District has been delivering meals throughout the island via bus routes and makes food available to all families, not only students.

Health


We have set aside $50,000 for the Vashon Medical Reserve Corps testing project at Mukai to ensure testing will be able to meet the demand, which we expect to continue for some months.At the current rate, this should support the testing program through at least September.

 

Our communications expenditures are largely aimed at improving health through education and counseling. For example, there are ongoing expenses for the series of community Town Halls. A postcard mailing will inform the public about our new Community Care Team Help Line. The Community Resources Hub at Village Green consumes about $1,200 weekly.


 

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