(Photo courtesy WS Rotary: Reis Pearson, Darcell Slovek-Walker, Sarah Jones, Dave Nichols)
Two updates on local holiday-season giving. First, from the Rotary Club of West Seattle – club spokesperson Dave Nichols‘ update on last night’s “First Friday” giving event at The Cask:
Last night we had a nice turn out to collect preparedness items for Transitional Resources. We invited the local Red Cross to join us and they brought, some preparedness items to donate (Whistles, Ponchos, chap stick, hand sanitizers and emergency contact cards.) It was a good connection to make between our community members and the American Red Cross.
15 First Aid Kits
14 Flashlights and batteries
27 Emergency Ponchos
30 Mini Flashlights
30 Hand Sanitizer Sprays
30 Can/Bottle Openers
30 Emergency contact cards
Friday afternoon, we visited Southwest Youth and Family Services as they accepted a generous gift:
(Photo by WSB’s Patrick Sand)
Representatives from Nucor Steel’s Safety Team came with a check for $3,500, a gift from the company and its local employees. SWYFS says it’ll be used “to purchase gift certificates to cover holiday expenses and basic needs for the families with whom we work.” From left in our photo are Nucor’s Scot McSwane and Maryallene Otis, SWYFS’s Steve Daschle, and Nucor’s Robert Gaurin.