Red Cross receives grant from Fred Meyer Fund

The Bellingham Business Journal

The Mt. Baker Chapter of the American Red Cross has received a community grant of $6,668 from The Fred Meyer Fund. This grant will support the purchase of new equipment to allow the chapter to build an onsite kitchen facility. This facility will give the chapter the ability to prepare emergency food-assistance meals immediately.

This will ease the need to find a remote kitchen to borrow when Red Cross mass care feeding services are required. During the floods this past January, the Red Cross prepared 20 meals in 10 days for over 150 people daily. The meals were used at Red Cross Shelters and for mobile feeding services to stranded residents and emergency workers.

“We hope this community grant will help the Mt. Baker Chapter continue the important work it is doing to enhance the welfare of the community,” Glynda Brockhoff, philanthropy coordinator for The Fred Meyer Fund said.  “We are proud to be part of the Whatcom and Skagit County communities and are committed to helping where we can.”

The Mt. Baker Chapter is supported entirely through contributions from the local community, local businesses and grants, such as the Fred Meyer Fund. The chapter is grateful for the continued support the community provides.

For more information, visit www.mtbredcross.org.

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