The Washington Attorney General's Consumer Resource Center in Bellingham recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.
To commemorate that, office supervisor Ruth Holbrook is inviting present and former center volunteers to a reception from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at the center office, 103 E. Holly St, Suite 308. That's the Bellingham National Bank Building. There will be a presentation at 12:30.
The Bellingham center is one of seven in the state. The AG's office reports that the centers handle a total average of 55,000 calls per year, greet nearly 1,500 walk-in consumers and process 25,000 written consumer complaints. As a result of the informal mediation of the 25,000 written consumer complaints, the centers help return more than $6 million to the consumers of the state each year.