With the increase in requests for families needing help in our area during the holidays, I recently connected with Yelm Community Services Director Cindy Marchand-Cecil to gather information for Yelm Community Blog readers on the vital programs and social services this agency has continuously provided since 1971 to Yelm and Rainier, the Nisqually Tribe, and the surrounding rural Thurston County community.
While fragments of the recent Press Releases were covered in the local newspaper, all of them are here for the public, providing a detailed record of all this fine organization does to uplift our area neighbors:
1. “Two Sixth Graders make the Yelm Community Services Homeless Shelter their Special Project”
2. “Yelm Community Services: Puget Sound Energy Warm Home Fund Begins January 7, 2012”
3. “Northwest Harvest and Safeway Team up to ‘Help Us End Hunger'”
4. “Wal-Mart Contributes $1000 to Yelm Community Services”
5. “Yelm Community Services receives $2,500 gift for holiday hams/turkeys”
Cindy Marchand-Cecil, Executive Director of Yelm Community Services, Rod Barker,
Manager, Yelm Safeway Store, Yael and Steve Klein
Read more from the Press Release.
My wife & I have been quietly donating holiday turkeys/hams for several years to ensure every family in need receives one for their family. With the recent op-ed critical of Marchand-Cecil, the facts of which were not investigated prior to the published comments, we are going public with our support for Yelm Community Services, their staff and Board!
Marchand-Cecil told the Yelm Community Blog that they would not have financial challenges if area patrons would just purchase their annual car tabs via Yelm Community Services.
Read more to learn how to renew your car tabs locally to support a worthy cause.
Yelm Community Services
624 Crystal Springs Road NW
Yelm, WA 98597
Supporting our public servants during these challenging times is our top priority:
Southeast Thurston Fire/Bald Hills Fire, Yelm & Rainier Police & Thurston County Sheriff, Yelm Community Schools and Yelm Community Services (UCBO).
TELL YELM COMMUNITY SERVICES YOU READ ABOUT THEM ON THE YELM COMMUNITY BLOG!