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Volunteer of April: Mary Miller

Mary has been volunteering with North Helpline since our days at the old fire station. Each week she comes in, either Wednesday after Food Bank hours or Thursday mornings, to bring order to the sometimes cramped and chaotic hygiene closet…

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Local churches serve on MLK Day

Thank you to everyone from Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, Wedgwood Community Church, Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, and Sand Point Community United Methodist Church who volunteered their time and resources at North Helpline on Martin Luther King Day! Over 50 volunteers from the…

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November Volunteer Spotlight: The Chu Family

“When we started, my mother told us that we were in it for the long haul. We were there to bless people; it was not just a fun activity we chose. Serving the community is who we are. It was…

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October Volunteer Spotlight: Microsoft Employees

Towards the end of September, on Day of Caring, a team from Microsoft spent their morning at North Helpline doing everything from cleaning windows, to laminating new signs, to manning the most successful food drive we had this year! For…

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September Volunteer Spotlight: Jean

Jean Larson is the longest serving volunteer at North Helpline and the only person who can truly say she’s done every job here that there is to be done. Her 25 year volunteer career with North Helpline spans working as…

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August Volunteer Spotlight: Raymond

Raymond Yeung has been volunteering at North Helpline every Saturday without fail since November 2012. You can find him at the sorting table where our donations come in, separating food items into their respective categories.  His first day at North…

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Volunteer Spotlight: June

The light in the entrance way is out and we can’t find the light bulbs… The men’s toilet isn’t flushing… Something’s wrong with this chair, I think it’s broken… “Call Gordon!” is the first response to the problems – big or…

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Volunteer Spotlight: May

What do you call a woman who devotes 10 hours a month to volunteer in Emergency Services? Who in her spare time pioneered the Baby Cupboard newsletter and treated the North Helpline AmeriCorps members (including myself!) to a weekend getaway on Lopez Island? Who coordinated…

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Volunteer Spotlight: April

Since April is National Volunteer Month, and we were having some trouble deciding on just one volunteer to recognize, we are spotlighting two regular Food Bank volunteers this month: Sarah and John! Sarah and John are friends and a dynamic volunteer duo that…

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Volunteer Spotlight: March

A longtime volunteer of Emergency Services, Liz Bawden is our March volunteer of the month! Liz estimates that she has been with North Helpline for 12 or more years now (like the majority of our long time Emergency Services counselors,…

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