Linda Whitesell, a longtime volunteer driver for our Meals on Wheels program which provides nutritious meals to homebound older adults and people with disabilities, is challenging the community members of Snohomish County to a match off!
While making stops along her Meals on Wheels route, Linda noticed the importance of another Homage program, Minor Home Repair. Our Home Repair team completes essential in-home repairs for older adults and people with disabilities so they can remain independent in their home for longer. Unfortunately, the program’s budget was cut by 33 percent this year and faces a growing waitlist of over 230 requests with many people being turned away due to lack of government funding.
The Whitesell family has decided to offer a $5,000 gift with the stipulation it be matched dollar for dollar from other donors within the community. They hope that by asking for a match and sharing their story, more proceeds will be raised to support the Minor Home Repair program.
“Private donations will fill the gap and allow us to continue serving our low income seniors and disabled homeowners who’ve been waiting for months for help,” said Alison Barnes, Lead Minor Home Repair Program Assistant.
Donations can be submitted online at www.homage.org or by sending cash or check to Homage Senior Services at 11627 Airport Rd., Suite B, Everett, WA 98204-8714.
Donors must specify their gift is for the Whitesell Match and all donations must be submitted by December 31, 2017.
For more information, please contact Christina Mychajliw at 425-265-2294.