This year, FISH Food Banks of Pierce County is pleased to present NOURISH!, a dinner and auction in support of the nourishing food provided to tens of thousands of families served by FISH’s seven food banks and eight mobile food bank sites. [Read more…]
On Friday April 24, 2015 from 10:30am until noon, leaders from Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity, Bates Technical College, and local governments will come together with students from Bates to celebrate the completion of the first Habitat home built entirely by Bates Technical College students. The home was built in the Habitat development called The Woods at Golden Given, located at 962 104th Street East in the Midland area of Pierce County. [Read more…]
TACOMA, WA – More than 500 Rebuilding Together South Sound volunteers will join Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide on Saturday, April 25, as part of National Rebuilding Day to provide free home repairs and modifications for low-income Americans – senior citizens, persons with disabilities, military veterans, and families in need. [Read more…]
By Robert Lawrence
We are privileged to be able to deliver over 205 dozen roses to spouses of Wounded Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis McChord. Due to purchases from hundreds of supporters we were able to deliver a heart-warming way of showing we care and appreciate their sacrifices and service. [Read more…]
By Dave Coleman
What in the world is Rotary up to? Well, we are back in the news again. This time we are promoting the construction of a performance and event stage within the bounds of Fort Steilacoom Park. We Rotarians have been there before, helping build a delightful playground for children, putting up covered picnic shelters, and constructing ball fields. Now we would like to see another addition to the park’s many amenities. [Read more…]
By Jerry Dunlap
The Kiwanis Club of Clover Park provided funds to purchase tools and equipment for the Springbrook Community Garden. Jesse Black, vice president of Springbrook Connect, accepted the supplies on behalf of the participants of the Springbrook Community Garden. This is the third year of operation for the Springbrook Community Garden. [Read more…]
With ropes pulled taut, Boy Scout Troop 436 and several other volunteers raised the towering gate posts toward the sky.
Lakewood has celebrated Park Appreciation Day for 14 years. The improvements and beautification projects completed by volunteers every year are too numerous to list, but among this year’s festivities is the dedication of the Lakewood Community Garden’s new gate. [Read more…]
Volunteers from the Steilacoom Garden Club and Master Gardeners, in partnership with the Public Works Department, have planted nearly 300 shrubs, grasses, perennials, trailing heaths and ground covers in sixteen bump-outs along Lafayette in downtown Steilacoom. This variety of low maintenance plants replaced the tired-looking bush heaths that were planted many years ago. The new plantings may look a little sparse now but will grow to fill the spaces. Thanks to Public Works, these sites all have irrigation. Keep an eye out for these new bright spots in Steilacoom’s downtown corridor.
The 3rd Annual Veterans Resource Fair is set for May 30 at the Tacoma Dome. Organizers are planning for 1,500-2,000 veterans and family members. To help the homeless veteran population, Veterans Resource Fair is hosting a fundraiser to buy clothing for attendees. (As of April 14, fundraising had raised more than 50% of the goal.)