Kudos: Electricians donate labor to Interfaith's Our House

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 191 sent eight members last month to work on the electrical system for a Ferndale triplex the nonprofit Interfaith Coalition is building for homeless families.

Along with the electricians’ time, the IBEW also donated more than $1,000 for materials. Union members also contacted PowerTec in Blaine and All-Phase Electrical Supply in Burlington for assistance in procuring wire, switches and outlet boxes.

The triplex, known as Our House, is expected to be finished in May.

Opfer of SK Motorsport receives industry performance award

Christian Opfer of SK Motorsport of Bellingham has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Redline Rock Star Performance Award, given by the Redline Technical Advisory Board, part of Redline Detection, a maker of automotive leak-detection equipment.

Opfer was nominated by Steve Knowlton, owner of SK Motorsport, for his commitment to technical excellence and continued education in the field, as well as his community involvement, according to a news release.

In addition to the award, Opfer also received $2,500 in cash and prizes from Redline Detection.

Free document shredding offered by Industrial Credit Union

Industrial Credit Union is hosting free document-shredding events on Saturday, April 12, and Friday, April 18.

Whatcom County residents can bring sensitive documents in need of shredding to the credit union’s branch at  at 3233 Northwest Ave. in Bellingham, on April 12.

The following Friday, April 18, documents can be shredded from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at ICU’s Ferndale branch, located at 1739 LaBounty Drive.

Shredding will be limited to three boxes per person.

Woods Coffee nets $23K during Cups of Hope fundraiser

The Woods Coffee raised more than $23,000 through its Cups of Hope fundraiser, which took place on March 14  at its 14 Whatcom County locations.

Customers could make donations of $5 or more to Rebound of Whatcom County in exchange for a 12-ounce drink. The money raised will go toward scholarships in Rebound’s Ray of Hope summer program for children with behavioral or emotional challenges.

Local businesses were also able to pre-purchase $5 coupons or sponsor coffee breaks for employees or clients.

Sponsors of the Cups of Hope charity drive included The Woods Coffee, North Coast Credit Union, DeWaard & Bode, Moss Adams, Bank of the Pacific, Northwest Propane, Best Western Lakeway Inn, and Cascade Radio Group.

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