April 15th always conjures up two words in my mind …… tax day! Usually it is the day you had better have gotten your taxes done and sent in by.
Well this year two things are different. One, we get an extra three days to get it done. And two, it was Habitat of Humanity of Clallam County’s third annual Taste of the Peninsula benefit dinner and auction.
I have had the privilege of being at all three of the benefits and seeing the generosity of our community come together for the great causes Habitat fulfills on the Peninsula.
I created a video for Habitat, as I have for the last two benefits, describing the work of Habitat. This year, Habitat focused on their Neighborhood Revitalization program they started about two years ago with the partnership of the City of Sequim and the Sequim Sunshine Rotarians, along with many volunteers from all over the Peninsula.
We feasted on some of the best foods and wines of the Peninsula brought to us from businesses like Michael’s of Port Angeles, Olympic Cellars Winery, Jose’s of Sequim, to name just a few of the many who contributed to the success of tonight’s event.
I heard that the auction and event brought in over $28,000 to help with Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program helping homeowners who wouldn’t be able otherwise repair their homes. This will impact low-income seniors, disabled folks, family’s that are struggling to meet the basics of life, let alone replacing a roof, rebuilding a fence, or just applying a new coat of paint to make the house alive again. This is what Habitat’s revitalization program will provide and more.
Here is the video that tells the story, from Neighborhood Revitalization to Rally in the Alley, along with the partners and volunteers who make the program work. You may not be able to help build a Habitat house, but anyone from a child to senior citizen can come out and help cleanup our neighborhoods in Sequim and beyond.
And if your not from the Peninsula, get involved where you are!