Dear people of Kitsap County,
I grew up in Kingston and graduated from North Kitsap High School. I moved away in 2000 for university and stayed in the Seattle area.
My grandparents moved to Kitsap County in 2003. Recently, my grandmother fell and shattered her elbow. Not knowing how else I could help, I reached out to the community via several local churches, seeing if anyone could assist in bringing meals to them a couple of days a week until she was healed enough to begin cooking again.
The community has stepped up and rallied around my grandparents without ever having met them. I am so grateful to St. Olaf’s Parish’s membership and Bayside Community Church’s membership for helping out my grandparents. It further confirms why I am proud to call Kitsap County my home, even though I have not lived there in 13 years.
And I am forever in your debt.