The following is a message from the corporate Windermere Foundation representative:
Greetings from the Windermere Foundation,
Thanks to you and the wonderful support the Windermere Foundation has received so far this year, we disbursed over $836,000 to qualifying social service organizations dedicated to serving low-income and homeless families throughout the West.
Our amazing agents, staff and owners, along with public supporters, continue to contribute generously to the Foundation. Gifts to the Foundation through the 3rd quarter of 2010 are up 23% compared to this time last year!
Here is one of the great programs that received Foundation support:
Oak Harbor, WA
Dear Oak Harbor Associates,
The Whidbey Island-Oak Harbor office received this letter from Opportunity Council, an organization they’ve supported for many years.
“It has been an unprecedented year for our service center. We have seen more p eople come through our doors than ever, especially those seeking help for the first time. What many families considered ‘normal’ no longer exists and they find themselves in crisis. We appreciate your consistent consideration and support of families in our community.
…Seven families (including 11 children) have received shelter and intensive supportive services. Five of those have moved into transitional or permanent housing.
We are grateful for your assistance.”
-Opportunity Council, Service Center Director