Thank you for this opportunity to introduce ourselves to you. We are a non-profit in Cowlitz County seeking to fill in the gaps to help low income, veterans, handicapped, and elderly. We started by primarily providing household goods & furniture to those transitioning from those experiencing homelessness. We became aware of elderly handicapped people unable to mow their lawns to avoid abatement charges, so we added lawn mowing, which got the attention of other handicapped low-income people needing handicapped ramps. We have been building ramps for the past 5 years (in 2019 we built 54 ramps).With the COVID-19 restrictions we have only been able to build 37 ramps so far this year. Home Health began calling us concerning their many individuals whose only source of heat for the winter is wood so we starting cutting and delivering free cords of wood to qualified persons. Working with various community organizations showed us the need for bicycles for people to be able to get to school, work, and to get to needed appointments. In the past year we developed a bicycle program for fixing and distributing donated bikes. Dari-Gold and Panera Bread have added us as an organization to pick up the pulled dairy products/ day old bakery items to distribute free of charge. 18 months ago we were able to join with Medical Teams International to supply free wheelchairs, walkers, pull-ups, chux, bedside commodes, and more to over 307 persons. We use volunteers to do almost all our activities, many of whom are youth who benefit from the mentorship of working for the betterment of our community. We also support other non-profits in our community by helping them with capital improvements.
All this is possible only because of the help we have received assistance from community members like you and local companies. We have an annual banquet fundraiser, this year's will held on March 5, 2021. Please consider donating generously towards this March banquet to help our work in your community. Who knows what other true needs are yet to be discovered.
Thank you for your consideration
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