The Ben and Myrtle Walkling Memorial Trust announces awards for community grants to be awarded in 2018. Myrtle Walkling, who died in 1992, created this Trust in her will and funded it with more than $1 million. It was her intent that the income from the Trust be used for charitable and civic projects that otherwise might not happen.
The 2018 grant awards are :
Clallam Mosaic $1,300
Funds to be used to implement a food education program for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Guardian Institute $2,500
Funds to be used to start the Volunteer Guardian Advocate Program to train volunteers to be guardians to vulnerable adults.
Joyce Community Education Foundation $2,500
Funds to be used to purchase equipment for the culinary arts and woodshop programs of the Building Careers project.
Olympic Medical Center Foundation $ 2,000
Funds to be used towards the capital funds campaign to expand the OMC Cancer Center.
Parenting Matters Foundation $2,500
Funds to be used to provide parenting education classes.
Peninsula Behavioral Health $2,000
Funds to be used to purchase medical supplies, including Hemoglobin A1C kits.
Peninsula Friends of Animals $2,000
Funds to be used to purchase a Tuff Shed storage building to store pet food donations.
Rainforest Council for the Arts $500
Funds to be used for a Printing class by artist Paul Blake.
Sequim Food Bank $2,000
Funds to be used to purchase turkeys for the Family Holiday Meal Program.
Serenity House of Clallam Count $2,000
Funds to be used to support four units of clean and sober family shelter.
The Answer for Youth (TAFY) $2,000
Funds to be used to purchase a new surveillance system.