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Bellringer just $5,000 short of 2005 goal
POULSBO Right after announcing it was within $10,000 of its 2005 goal, the Bellringer Fund received another group of donations to cut that span in half.
The annual holiday fund-raiser for the 53-year-old Raab Foundation fund is now about $5,000 away from its $30,000 goal and getting closer by the minute.
Mikes Carwash owner Mike Brooks reported this week that hed already raised about $1,500 for Bellringer through proceeds from automatic car washes. He said he hadnt set a goal for this years fund-raising but was hoping to make at least $2,000 to contribute.
We had some rain and bad weather, which has something to do with it, Brooks said. But December is looking good so far and I think we should be in excess of $2,000 by months end.
The Bellringer Fund annually helps hundreds of North Kitsap residents with one-time needs. Assistance has included things like rent or mortgage subsidies, utility payments, transportation and food.
But community donations are needed to ensure that the fund can continue its mission into 2005. Tax deductible donations can be made to the Bellringer Fund at Kitsap Bank in Poulsbo, 19725 7th Avenue or the North Kitsap Herald, 18887 State Highway 305, Suite 700.
Donations can also be mailed to the Bellringer Fund, P.O. Box 1244, Poulsbo, WA 98370 or to the North Kitsap Herald, P.O. Box 278, Poulsbo, WA 98370.
Contributions of $250 or more receive a receipt for the donors records.
Families, individuals and organizations will be listed on the front page of the Herald every issue as donations are tallied.
Community members can also help the Bellringer fund by getting their vehicles washed at Mikes Car Wash in Poulsbo Village. Now through Dec. 31, owner Mike Brooks will be donating a portion of all automatic car wash sales to the fund. Last year, a similar fund-raiser made $1,375 for Bellringer. For more information, call (360) 697-1144.
Bellringer donations through Dec. 22:
Anonymous $100 Bill and Aslaug, we especially miss you during the holidays
The Cook Family $100
$100 In memory of all our loved ones Love, Rick and JoAnn Ritter and family
David and Jenni McGrane $250
Anonymous $100 In honor of Ethan, Natalie, Henry and Bridget
Claudette Wheeler $50
The Grandy-Syverson Family $100
Paulette and Michael Alvarado $100
Marilyn and Bill Karr $50 In memory of our son, Steven
$100 Merry Christmas to Sara and Denton from Aunt Millie
From a new neighbor $250
Maddi and Lauren Miller and Allison Hackanson $25
Lauren, Maddi, Anne and Erick Miller $100 In memory of Ruth A.F. Miller
Hunter Lehmann $15 In memory of Jazzie
Rachel Lehmann $1.85
Collin Lehmann $2
Delaney Lehmann $10
Jack and Mildred Roof $300 In honor of three new great-grandsons
Alma Hass $25
Alice Hass $25
Pauline and Karl O. Ostheller $50
Yvonne and Steven Engle $50
Jerry Cooper $50
Sandy Kienholz and Bill Tomlinson $75
Hap DeCoteau $100 Merry Christmas. In memory of Suzie, Minnie Bump and Cmdr. Smiley
Dan and Kalen Delaney $100 To honor the community
Todays total $2,683.85
Running total $24,379.85