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Baker Boyer Designates $32,500 in Pandemic Giving to Area Nonprofits

07/29/2022

As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to impact nonprofits and the people they serve, Baker Boyer has designated another $32,500 to help support organizations in Walla Walla, Tri-Cities, and Yakima.

 Five nonprofit organizations will receive $6,500 each to help with operational costs in the face of rising demands for services. The contributions reflect Baker Boyer’s commitment to special Pandemic funding at a critical time of need.

 “We understand that the Pandemic has affected everyone, and certainly our critical nonprofits that help some of the most in need,” Baker Boyer President and CEO Mark Kajita said. “We are all in this together with the shared goal of keeping everyone as safe and healthy as possible during these challenging times.”

 Baker Boyer worked to select recipients based on need. They are:

Common Roots Housing Trust, a relatively new organization that seeks to use a land trust and create a supply of affordable housing – Walla Walla

Blue Mountain Health Cooperative, an integration of services and training with a free walk-in clinic for nonemergency mental health care through future providers overseen by licensed experts – Walla Walla

Safe Harbor, a multifaceted organization with services to help families heal from trauma and prevent child abuse, including through a shelter for homeless teens, 13-17 – Tri-Cities

Rod’s House, an organization that serves homeless youth through an array of programs, housing support, and an emergency shelter currently in the works – Yakima

 Union Gospel Mission, which provides emergency and long-term shelter, medical care, meals and a variety of programs for homeless men, women and children - Yakima

 Baker Boyer is proud to help support nonprofit organizations that serve its communities and has routed funds to address heightened demand as new challenges arise through the Pandemic. Several hundred thousand dollars are dedicated annually for donations and sponsorships that bolster organizations and programs.