- Member of the Year: Eddie Hillard
- New prevention coalition: Road 2 Resiliency
- Why I volunteer: Peter McNamara
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On December 12, 2017 WellSpring recognized Melissa (Missy) Bageant with the Asset Builder Award. Bageant has been an active volunteer in many youth programs for more than a decade. These include Girl’s Wrestling, Drama and Music Boosters at Ilwaco High School, as well as Jake the Alligator Man events, Loyalty Day Parade, Beard’s Hollow Pirates, and as a mother to two daughters.
“Missy is one of the most kindhearted, giving persons I have ever encountered,” says Rachel Lake, teacher at Ilwaco High School. “She cares about all students as if they were her own children. Hundreds of students at Ocean Beach School District consider her their second mom. She has chaperoned hundreds of trips and planned meals for most of these outings. Without her involvement, the music program at the Ilwaco High School would not be what it is today.”
On November 14, 2017, Season Long and Amber Linthakhan accepted the Asset Builder Award on behalf of All Season’s Consignment. All Season’s embodies the spirit of community service and building. Through their Starfish Project, they provide much needed items and supports to families and youth, including haircuts, sports equipment, warm clothes, formal attire, and more.
All Season’s also utilizes partnerships with other organizations to reach more people. Examples of this is with the resource closets at Hilltop and Ilwaco High School. These acts of kindness meet not only physical needs and comfort, but also the human connection needed to build a sense of community.
Thank you to All Season's for being a neighbor and friend! Your acts of kindness make our community great.
The application is now open for our 2018 Mini Grants! We provide seed funds for projects that build resilience in South Pacific County. Mini-Grants range from $200-$1,000 and anyone can apply, including student groups. Applications are due December 15, 2017.
For more information, visit our Mini Grants page. Questions? Contact Michelle Zilli with the Timberland Regional Library at 360-484-3877 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have unused or unwanted medications? Bring them to the RX Take Back event on Saturday, October 28th from 10am-2pm at the Ocean Beach Hospital.
Types of prescriptions accepted include:
Can't make the event? You can always drop you unused medications at our local drop box located inside the Long Beach Police Department open 8am - 5pm.
For more information about disposing unwanted prescriptions, visit http://www.wellspringpacific.org/rx