A Shout Out for Ocean Beach Hospital!
In May, I had to call 911 because of a leg bleeding issue. My husband, who is house bound, started praying. The paramedics arrived and quickly slowed the bleeding and they even were cleaning up the mess while I was being wheeled out to the ambulance. From the paramedics, OBH staff and my wonderful neighbors and son, I couldn’t have been blessed more with excellent care and professionalism. Dr. Oguejiofor (Dr. “O”) was delightful and even had a great sense of humor as he quickly knew what to do and sent me on my way with my good neighbor. Thank You OBH, Dr. O, Ed, Mandee and Becky. I had to call back later to ask them to fax the report to my regular doctor, which they were happy to do. Thank the Lord and thank Ocean Beach Hospital for the good experience during this urgent time.
The South Pacific County Humane Society (SPCHS) would like to thank our wonderful community for making our annual garage and bake sale a success. A thank you to those who donated and to those who purchased items. We are thankful for all of our volunteers who contributed to the success of the event. A special thank you to our chairs, Paul and Patti Lee, and to our emeritus volunteers, Rod and Verna Vetter. A big thank you to all of the fantastic bakers, Linda Perkins, Marci Bennett, and Rita Nicely, plus many more who provided such wonderful baked good. All of us at SPCHS, staff, volunteers and the cats and dogs, are grateful for the support from the community. With your support, over 400 cats and dogs find their forever, loving home each year.
SPCHS Board President
The Pacific County Immigrant Support committee (PCIS) wants to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many county residents who attended our Summer Salsa fundraiser on Sunday, June 3 at the Shelburne Hotel in Seaview. It was a lovely afternoon of community with people coming together to support our immigrant neighbors. We raised nearly $8,000 which will help pay necessities like rent and utilities for families who have lost their wage earner due to ICE pickups. We also help internees in the Tacoma Detention Center by providing funds to pay for phone calls home and other needs including food to supplement the poor food served there. PCIS wants to thank the 100 individuals, artists and businesses who gave items for the silent auction. Shelburne Hotel’s Tiffany Oakes Turner made the generous donation of food and location. Skylar Walker’s Tangley Cottage Gardens did the flower arrangements and guests were entertained by musicians Lew Chapman, Dave Drury, and Lilyana Doupe, all four of these artists donating their talents. We are especially grateful for those who helped publicize the event: Marlene Quillin at the Chinook Observer, Sydney Stevens’ blog Oysterville Daybook, and Carol Newman and Joan Herman at KMUN.
PCIS has a new website pcisupport.org where you can learn more about the organization and contribute if you wish. We have 501(c3) status so contributions are tax deductible. Special thanks to Deb Hartman and Bill Weisemann for their ongoing advice and support, our mentors extraordinaire!
Sandy Nielson, Secretary
Pacific County Immigrant Support