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…

Harbor Foods Group hires Rick Jensen, formerly of Spokane, WA based URM, to serve as President of Harbor Wholesale.

Upon the acquisition of FSA’s Kent, WA business last fall, Harbor Wholesale Foods restructured their organization to prepare for the future.  Harbor Foods Group was formed as the Erickson Family’s parent holding company with two wholly owned subsidiaries, Harbor Wholesale and Harbor Foodservice.  Upon this change, Justin Erickson became CEO of the Harbor Foods Group…

United Way of Thurston County Encourages Organizations to Utilize AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunities

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many organizations need to build robust emergency response plans, develop creative virtual community engagement opportunities and identify and implement program needs and changes, especially as demands for technology increase. AmeriCorps VISTA members can help to build an organization’s capacity to accomplish new projects while pursuing the larger goal of fighting poverty.…

Thurston County Auditor’s Office continues to offer services while closed to the public until at least May 15

The Thurston County Auditor’s Office will remain closed to the public through at least Friday, May 15. The closure will be reassessed as preparations for implementing physical distancing and other measures as recommended by the CDC are put in place. “Before we open, we’re taking precautions to protect the health of both our staff and…