Pictured L to R: Hoku Beebe, Samantha Dallas, Emma Reeves of Windermere Spokane
Through the challenges and restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, Windermere offices have stepped up to support their local communities.
In an effort organized by Windermere agent Lisa Jungemann, the Utah office donated $5,000 through the Windermere Foundation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an organization dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. Jungemann also hosted a fundraiser and short walk for AFSP’s Walk Out of Darkness Day on September 12, bringing the total amount raised to $22,300. Walk Out of Darkness is a part of the organization’s signature fundraising series of community, campus, and overnight walks.
Windermere RE/Maple Valley
The Storehouse Covington Food Bank is an organization near and dear to Windermere agent Diana Patterson of the Maple Valley office. Since 1999, The Storehouse’s vision for the Covington community has been to empower their neighbors to reach their full potential by reducing food insecurity. Once on the receiving end of their services, Patterson now serves as a volunteer in an effort to give back to her community. Noticing the strain the COVID-19 pandemic placed on The Storehouse’s ability to serve its community, Patterson partnered with the organization in April for a two-day drive through donation event to replenish their shelves. The effort yielded 1,227 pounds of food and raised over $2,000 in donations.
Diana Patterson with some of the donations for The Storehouse Covington Food Bank
The Windermere Spokane team partnered with their local Big 5 Sporting Goods store to support Family Promise of Spokane, purchasing roughly 90 pairs of shoes and socks for children in the community to start their new school year off on the right foot. Family Promise specializes in connecting homeless families to their neighborhoods, increasing support networks and re-enforcing the skills needed to maintain housing.
Pictured L to R: Laura Zahn, Barb Pielli, and Wendy Shiley handing out socks at the Spokane Big 5 Sporting Goods
Windermere Homes & Estates
Windermere Homes & Estates and Feeding San Diego have made a significant impact for the those in need in their community. Feeding San Diego, a member of Feeding America, envisions a hunger-free and healthy San Diego by connecting every person facing hunger with nutritious meals by maximizing food rescue. Including donations made during our Neighbors in Need campaign this year and a canned food drive during the holidays last year, the Homes & Estates team’s efforts have provided 665,000 meals to the San Diego community.
These are just some examples of the commitment to serve that offices throughout our network have shown during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to showcase these stories as we persist in our support of those in need throughout our local communities.
To find out more about the Windermere Foundation or to make a donation, please visit windermerefoundation.com.