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…

United Way of Thurston County Participates in Office of Lieutenant Governor’s Washington Mask Challenge

The Office of Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib announced the launch of the Washington Mask Challenge, a statewide initiative to encourage Washingtonians to make, wear, and donate cloth face masks. United Way of Thurston County is taking up the challenge! United Way has partnered with the Thurston County Chamber to distribute the masks to businesses that…

West Olympia Rotary Club Commits $65,000 to Thurston COVID-19 Response Efforts

Rotary Club of West Olympia made a pledge today to donate $65,000 to local community organizations providing assistance and relief support in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  The Club’s commitment includes:  A gift of $25,000 to the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound and United Way of Thurston County’s COVID-19 Response Fund;  A $10,000 challenge…