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Phillips 66 donates $166,000 to local nonprofits

Phillips 66 has donated a total of $166,000 to five Whatcom County nonprofit organizations.

The grants are going to the Northwest Straits Foundation ($50,000), Whatcom Community Foundation ($50,000), United Way of Whatcom County ($41,000) and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County ($25,000).

According to a company news release, Phillips 66 wanted to focus on public safety and health with this round of grants. The Northwest Straits Foundation will use the grant to fund its Derelict Fishing Gear Program, which removes lost or abandoned fishing gear from the Salish Sea. The Whatcom Community Foundation will partner with the Whatcom County Sheriff’s division of emergency management to install an all-hazards broadcast warning system in Birch Bay.

United Way will use the funds to address a variety of community health and safety issues, including decreasing homelessness. The Boys & Girls Clubs will use the funding to install and enhance security systems at the clubhouses.

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