DeWaard and Bode donates $10,000 to Red Cross chapter


The Mount Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross received $10,000 from DeWaard and Bode from its charity golf tournament held July 18 at Homestead Golf and Country Club in Lynden. Tournament prizes were donated by local businesses and awarded throughout the tournament.

The local Red Cross chapter says it provided emergency services and lifesaving skills to more 10,000 people last year with its five staff members and more than 350 volunteers.


Whatcom Educational Credit Union's Social Responsibility Committee made $26,311 in donations in July 2013 to the following organizations:

$2,500 to Makayla's Street Jam and Lighthouse Mission Ministries; $2,000 to Lydia Place and Rebound of Whatcom County; $1,500 to Arthritis Foundation, LAW Advocates and Lynden Raspberry Festival; $1,200 to Bellingham/Assumption Community Meal Program; $1,086 to Bellingham Childcare and Learning Center; and $1,000 to Alternative Humane Society, Blaine School District, Whatcom County Council on Aging and to Whatcom Love INC.

Also, $800 to Bellingham Threshold Singers; $650 to Whatcom Volunteer Center; $500 to Birchwood Neighborhood Association, Ferndale Flicks in the Park, Marianne's House, Whatcom Coalition Against Trafficking (Washington Engage), and Whatcom Family YMCA; $350 to Behind the Badge Foundation and to SEA Mar Whatcom; $325 to Royal Family Kids Camp; $300 to Ferndale Boys & Girls Club; and $250 to the Ninth Annual Musical Salute to Veterans, Downtown Bellingham Partnership, Northwest Washington Fair, Whatcom Tesseract, and to WWU Compass to Campus.

Applications for donations are available at The next deadline is Aug. 7.

Reach JULIE SHIRLEY at or call 715-2261.

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