Residents answering the call for help | Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund

Donations to the Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund this week have ranged from $25 to $1,285, and combined they bumped the to-date fundraising total to $23,941. Organizers say $35,000 is needed to meet anticipated needs in the community in 2012. - Designed by Kyla Barber
Donations to the Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund this week have ranged from $25 to $1,285, and combined they bumped the to-date fundraising total to $23,941. Organizers say $35,000 is needed to meet anticipated needs in the community in 2012.
— image credit: Designed by Kyla Barber

POULSBO — One donation was given in lieu of family presents. Several donations were given to honor family and friends.

Donations this week to the Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund ranged from $25 to $1,285, and combined they bumped the to-date fundraising total to $23,941, ahead of last year’s to-date total of $20,637.

Just a couple of more weeks remain in the campaign to raise the $35,000 needed to meet anticipated needs in the community in 2012.

Donations to the Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund are used to provide food, emergency shelter and emergency financial assistance to North Kitsap residents in need.

The fund was founded in the 1940s by Frank and Mabel Raab as a vehicle for neighbors to help each other during emergencies. The Poulsbo Noon Lions Club administers the Bellringer Fund for the Raab Foundation.

North Kitsap Fishline and others periodically turn to the Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund for help providing assistance to families facing eviction, emergency assistance paying utility bills, and keeping homes supplied  with heating fuel. This year, the Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund supplied 100 Christmas food baskets to local families.

All told, the Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund and its donors assisted more than 300 families in 2011.

Donations can be dropped off at the Herald, 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 205, Poulsbo; and at Union Bank, 19950 7th Ave. NE, Poulsbo. Checks made out to the Bellringer Fund can be mailed to the Herald, P.O. Box 278, Poulsbo, WA. 98370. As donations are received, they will be listed in the Herald through December. Donations may be made anonymously.

Here are Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund donations received as of deadline for this edition:

Week 1

$500, from the Harry James Foundation.

Week 2

$100, from Manny Correia.

$200, from Helene and William Schmidt.

$200, from the Stottlemyers, in memory of Ellen and Wally Stottlemyer and Art de Carufel.

$100, from a member of Verksted Gallery.

$100, from Jerry and Judith Jurgens.

$500, from Doug and LeAnn Mong, in loving memory of our parents, Fritz Brost, Harold and Mary Mong.

$50, from Marion Hansen, in memory of loved ones.

$40, from Marjorie and Bob.

$50, from Benjamin Jennings.

$75, from Richard and Bonny Boyde.

$100, from Dennis and Candace Peters.

Week 3

$100, from D. Rand Hillier.

$1,000, from Kiwanis Club of Greater Poulsbo Foundation.

$100, from Dale and Beverly Anderson.

$100, from Anne Thomas, in loving memory of Chuck.

$100, Anonymous, in memory of Bill Falkner.

$100, Anonymous, “Merry Christmas.”

$50, from Mary and Al Carter.

$200, from Daniel Novak.

$100, from Jan Lofall, to Glen and Jim with loving memory.

$1,200, Anonymous.

$100, from Dolph Jaeger, in memory of Dr. Andy Demshki.

$200, from Dolph Jaeger, in memory of Fran.

$50, from George and Diane Moser, for Christmas.

$100, from Sue Guldjord, in memory of Brue.

$250, from Jan Seifert,  “Sharing the blessings of the season and my family."

$200, from Phyllis Ruckel.

$100, Anonymous. “Merry Christmas.”

$100, from Lester Schmuck.

$100, from a veteran.

$200, from Tom and Billie Jo Settle, in memory of Neil D. Settle.

$50, from John and Jacqueline Cain.

$125, from the Caldart Family.

$40, from Ronald Muell and Helen Humes.

$200, from Dan, in memory of loved ones.

$50, Anonymous.

$200, Anonymous.

$100, from Stephen and Kristi Growden, in memory of Elaine Turner.

$50, from Eleanor Magnuson.

$50, from John and Sylvia Castleman, in loving memory of daughter, Vicky.

$100, Anonymous.

$50, “Love from Santa’s elves.”

$800, from the Teddy Bear Coalition.

$400 in Albertson’s gift cards, from the Teddy Bear Coalition.

Week 4

$350, from Ed and Sandy Habecker, in appreciation of Jerry Erickson.

$150, from The Red Hat Sassy Sisters of Little Norway.

$50, from Peter Riley, “Hoping everyone has a better 2012.”

$7, from Sandi Dahlquist, “Jackpot.”

$50, from Dottie Ridgeway, in memory of my parents, Bill and Virginia Minton.

$300, from Poulsbo Lions Evening Pride.

$60, from Mike Peterson.

$750, from Jay and Sandi Dahlquist, in memory of Bernie and Dorothy, the best employees we ever had and their buddies Buster and Thor.

$100, from Mel, in loving memory of Marge and our 62 years of marriage.

$50, from Harold and Ardys Richardson, in memory of Greg Richardson, Leo Strand and Lettie and Claude Richardson.

$200, from George and June Burt, in loving memory of our parents and daughter: Hjalmer and Agnes Olson and Laurie Burt.

$100, Anonymous, to celebrate the Christmas Girls: Kathy, Sandy, Roseann and Patty.

$324, Anonymous, from the Scandia Pickled Herring Fest.

$100, from Patty and Tom Henderson, in loving memory of our mothers Marge and Helen.

$50, from Arne and Lee, in memory of Oscar Jensen.

$50, from Arne and Lee, in memory of Ed and Lois Stadshaug.

$1,000, from Kelly and Karl Hadley.

$50, from Victor and Beverly Clough.

$50, from Frank and Sharon Schmid, in memory of Frank Raab.

$500, Anonymous.

$200, from Adrienne and James Huffine.

$100, from Howard and Jean Springer.

$100, from William and Ellen Lockard.

$100, from Jerry and Gladys Parrish.

$25, from Mike and Marlene Hattrick, in memory of Margaret and Al Brooks.

$100, from Bud and Lo, “Merry Christmas.”

$100, from The Nelson Family, in loving memory of Larry Nelson and Alex O’Handley.

$200, from Jon and Beth Schneidler, in memory of two wonderful friends: Bill Sudduth and Bob Alford.

$250, in appreciation of Lou and Anita Puzon.

$500, from the Jim and Mickey Henshaw family.

$250, in appreciation of Barbara Grout.

$100, from Judith Fuhrer, in memory of Ed and Louise Shields.

$250, in memory of Brother Ken.

$100, from Christopher and Suzanne Tapper, “Merry Christmas to our family, friends and neighbors!”

$250, in memory of Bill and Regina Oien.

$350, from Richard and Donna Endresen, in memory of our loved ones.

$100, in memory of Dennis Etchells.

Week 5

$300, Anonymous.

$100, the Groh Family.

$75, from Ceneth Schoettler, in honor of Lois Schoettler.

$200, from the Petersens.

$100, from Michael and Paulette Alvarado.

$100, from Pat Bennett-Forman and Edward Forman.

$50, from the Tennis Olson Family.

$100, Anonymous.

$100, from Herbert and Elda Armstrong.

$200, from Charles and Susan Weaver.

$50, from Patrick and Sherri Burch.

$50, from Irving Spellman, in memory of Eleanor Spellman.

$25, from Donna Svarthumle, in memory of family and friends.

$100, from James Schoettler.

$500, from Donald and Jill Day.

$100, Anonymous.

$500, Anonymous

$250, from Dr. Neil and Margaret Torvik, in memory of Jim.

$100, from Willa Fisher, MD.

$250, from Shirley Storms, in memory of Alice Nelsen.

$250, from Shirley Storms, in memory of Robert Storms.

$75, from Lorene Klamke, in lieu of family gifts.

$100, from Roger and Marcia, in memory of Olaf, Helen and Joann Serwold.

$100, from Ronald and Dorothy Easterday.

$175, Anonymous, in honor of grandkids Ethan, Natalie, Henry, Bridget and Isaac.

$100, Anonymous, in memory of Lion Bob Chamberlain.

$100, from Jim and Ginger Shields, in loving memory of our parents Ed and Louise Shields and George Gurnett.

$50, from E’la and Donald Brick, in loving memory of our best friend Roger Pearson.

$200, from Emil and June Breiland, in memory of our son Gary.

$100, from Stephen Anderson, in memory of Grandmother Lena Eggen.

$50, from Nancy and Earl Hooper, in memory of Betty Hooper.

$500, from Richard and Marilyn Brown.

$100, from Bill and Brenda Houser.

$250, from John Schoettler, in memory of Lois Schoettler.

$100, from Catherine and John Ahl.

$50, from Crystal Hansen.

$1,285, from Kitsap County Professional Firefighters I.A.F.F. Local 2819, Poulsbo Bargaining Unit.

$250, in loving memory of Margaret and Obert Smaaladen.

$250, in loving memory of Jack G. Roof and Glynda Froelich.

$250, from Tolman Kirk Clucas PLLC.

$60, from Army 21 Navy 27.

$250, from Roger Sherrard, in memory of Claude Holwill’s 100th birthday.


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