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…

Boss Auto Repair

By Doria Maselli A routine oil change. A maintenance check-up or tire rotation. The thing you know needs to be done, but may have gotten lost in the shuffle. These are all services the loyal customers of Boss Auto Repair are scheduling now to make sure the business can stay afloat. “I have customers calling…

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…