Baker Boyer Continues Commitment of Special Pandemic Response Funding with new Donations Totaling $32,000
In response to the coronavirus pandemic and its continued impact on the most vulnerable in our communities, Baker Boyer chose to direct $32,500 in funding from its Legacy Giving Grant Program to be distributed to non-profits and organizations in Walla Walla, Milton-Freewater, Tri-Cities, and Yakima. Many are still facing increased demand for support brought on by the pandemic. These donations focus on food insecurity, providing support to low income individuals facing challenges of homelessness, access to healthcare, and those seeking refuge from domestic violence.
“Covid-19 has been particularly challenging for some of the most vulnerable in the communities we serve,” said Mark Kajita, Baker Boyer President and CEO. “We are all in this together. Baker Boyer cares deeply about our communities and want to do our part in helping everyone get through this unfortunate pandemic.”
Baker Boyer also provided support to vaccine clinics by buying lunches from local restaurants for volunteers in Walla Walla and Yakima. In addition, the bank bought EpiPens to have on site at the Walla Walla vaccine clinic to increase safety protocols. This need was identified by vaccine clinic volunteer and Baker Boyer VP Anne Sumner, who is a former nurse.
This brings the total of additional contributions made to support those impacted by the pandemic from Baker Boyer to more than $142,000 since it started.
Here are the recipients of contributions made in 2021:
impacts of the pandemic.
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