The Appliance Depot recognized three local businesses for sustainability efforts beyond recycling before the Earth Day showing of the documentary film "Trashed" at Pickford Film Center on April 22, according to a press release.
A-1 Builders, Willows Senior Living Center and the Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authorities received Appliance Depot's sustainability awards. The awards, designed and donated by artist Graham Schodda, were presented before the film.
"Trashed," a documentary narrated by Jeremy Irons, shows potential environmental risks from household trash.
"Earth Day is a time to recognize sustainability within our local economy and to recognize business leaders who not only recycle, but reuse and repurpose discarded goods," said Duane Jager, Appliance Depot's executive director.
WECU FUNDS COMMUNITY GROUPS
Whatcom Educational Credit Union's Social Responsibility Committee made $26,944 in donations in April to local organizations, according to a press release. Donations went to:
Whatcom Literacy Council, Project Homeless: $2,500.
Mount Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross: $1,500.
Fun with the Fuzz 5k/Bellingham: $1,250.
The Whatcom Dream: $1,200.
Whatcom Humane Society: $1,050.
Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Clinic, Whatcom Center for Early Learning, Ferndale School District - Readiness to Learn, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services, Brigadoon Service Dogs, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Washington: $1,000.
New Way Ministries: $970.
Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center: $897.
York Neighborhood Association: $750.
Friends of the Deming Library: $627.
WWU - Camp Team: $600.
YWCA Northwest Women Hall of Fame, Womencare Shelter, Woodstock Farm Conservancy, Whatcom Museum Foundation, Whatcom Community Foundation, Opportunity Council, PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Foundation, Friends of Island Library, F.A.C.E.S. Northwest, Elder Service Providers, Boys & Girls Club of Whatcom County - Bellingham: $500.
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center, Computers for Kids in Need: $350.
Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest: $400.
Whatcom Conservation District, Beach School Foundation: $250.
The next deadline is May 8. Applications and details about the Social Responsibility Committee is available at wecu.com or by contacting Maya Hartford at email@example.com.
VOLUNTEER HONORED BY GOVERNOR
Amy Woodfin of Ferndale was one of 44 honorees at the annual Governor's Volunteer Service Awards, held April 25 in Olympia, according to a press release from the Washington Commission for National and Community Service.
Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed April 21-27 as Washington Volunteer Appreciation Week, saying "I urge all citizens to join me in recognizing and supporting those who volunteer and serve."
FAIRHAVEN RUNNERS DONATES TO FOOD BANK
Fairhaven Runners & Walkers donated $1,000 to Bellingham Food Bank in celebration of its recent remodel, according to a press release from the 14-year-old business.
RED CROSS EVENT RAISES MONEY FOR LOCAL SERVICES
The Mount Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross raised more than $22,000 at its annual Raising Spirits: Win an Instant Wine Cellar event on April 19.
The event was sponsored by Barkley Co. and Parker Remick.
More than 200 people attended, according to a press release, and enjoyed wine and beer tasting from Maryhill Winery, WJ Deutsch, Canoe Ridge and Elysian Brewery; hearty hors d'oeuvres from Sandwich Odyssey, as well as live music from The Swing Gang. Six people won wine and beer collections, with the grand prize winner taking home 97 bottles of fine wine.
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