Senator Murray Staff visit Sarge’s Place

Senator Patty Murray staffers made the trip to Forks last Wednesday to tour Sarge’s Place as well as take a look at the other activities Tinker and Pelikan oversee near Sol Duc Way and Ash Avenue in Forks. Clayton and Bryan also toured Sarge’s Attic a second-hand antique store that helps provide income for the programs at Sarge’s Place, and a greenhouse and other grounds that supply some of the items that are sold at Sarge’s Farmstand a small building that was opened last year to sell local produce. Tinker also shared future plans with Murray staff as well as history, challenges, and successes seen with her program. Sarge’s Place provides housing and more for homeless veterans in and around Forks, operating under the larger, nonprofit entity North Olympic Regional Veterans Housing Network. The Sarge’s Place program was founded on the backs of an appropriation from Senator Murray in 2010 for $500,000 “we would not exist without her support,” Tinker said. Photo Christi Baron