TUMWATER’S 4TH OF JULY EVENTS CANCELLED

Tumwater’s Fourth of July events and festivities are cancelled for 2020. These events include the Independence Day Parade, Fairways & Fireworks Fore on the 4th Fun Run, Tumwater Artesian Family Festival, and Thunder Valley Fireworks Show.  The City of Tumwater appreciates the community’s participation in our annual celebration of Independence Day and thanks our 2020…

OlyFed Donates $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity Emergency Response Fund

Earlier this week, Olympia Federal Savings (OlyFed) made a $5,000 contribution to South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity’s (SPSHFH) Emergency Family Needs Fund, created to support low-income families and senior citizens experiencing unanticipated financial hardships.  “Habitat homeowners and clients are financially vulnerable as they make up our area’s front line workers and unfortunately many of…

Auditor’s Office Seeks Citizens to Serve on “For” and “Against” Committees for ballot measures in the August Primary Election

The Thurston County Auditor’s Office seeks “for” and “against” committee members for the August Primary Election.   “For” and “Against” committee members are needed for: Centralia School District, Proposition No. 1, Replacement Educational Programs and Operations Levy “Against” committee members are needed for: Fire Protection District No. 6 (East Olympia), Proposition No. 1, Levy Lid…

Local Allied Health Organizations Donate to Cover the Cost of SPSCC Nursing Student Test Fees

Every year, nursing students preparing to graduate from South Puget Sound Community College take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to earn their nursing license. Usually, nursing students are tasked with covering the NCLEX testing fees, but this year they are getting extra support.  To honor nurses in the time of COVID-19, local allied health…

SBA to Make Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to U.S. Agricultural Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today that agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs. SBA’s EIDL portal will reopen today as a result of funding authorized by Congress through the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act. The legislation, signed into law by…

United Way of Thurston County Opens Phase 37 and CARES Emergency Food and Shelter Assistance Grant Application

United Way of Thurston County has received federal funds from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), Phase 37 and CARES Act. Through a grant application process, the funds in the amount of $145,989 for Phase 37 and $208,139 for CARES, a total amount…

ACU Staff Members Donate Masks to Fight COVID-19

Employees at America’s Credit Union (ACU) have manufactured over 150 reusable face masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19. A portion of the masks were donated to Faith Harvest Helpers Food Bank and will be used for both volunteers who distribute food, as well as those that they serve. The self-proclaimed ACU COVID Mask Force team has also spent their free time sewing face masks for employees…