Last Thursday, the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin ran a story, Agency needs helping hand of its own. The story described the difficulty Helpline, a bedrock of Walla Walla’s social safety net, is having in its housing program. The Housing program helps in a small way keep 18-20 families in their homes each month.
Normally, federal dollars are available to sustain the program. With a federal budget debate raging, the help is not there at this time. The result is Helpline is out of resources unless other contributions are made.
I was privileged last Friday to take a check for $7,000 from an anonymous donor to Helpline to sustain its program.
A cliche in business is see a need and fill it. It is an apt description for our community, too. One of the greatest quality-of-life assets that we enjoy is the generosity of our citizenry.
I will close with three thank yous: Thank you to Helpline for helping those in need. Thank you to Sheila Hagar and the Union-Bulletin for quality coverage of our community. Thank you to the anonymous donor who saw a need and filled it.