Readers Care Fund

Donations now at $18,410 to help families, individuals most in need

Readers donated nearly $1,000 more than the goal.

So, Lynden Tribune Publisher Mike Lewis extended the deadline another week, to Jan. 8.

“We would love to hit the $20,000 mark, which is why we are extending the deadline to this Friday,” Lewis said Monday. “We reached out to our readers, local service clubs, and the business community and they opened their hearts and pocketbooks to provide much needed assistance. We are so grateful for this community effort and their generosity this year.”

Through Friday, Jan. 8, the Lynden Tribune newspaper is asking its readers to “join us in helping those families and individuals most in need” during the holidays.

Last year, readers contributed a little more than $17,000 to the fund. 

All money raised through the 2021 Readers Care Fund will help support the Project Hope Food Bank, Lynden Community/Senior Center and the Nooksack Valley Food Bank.

Because the Lynden Tribune covers the program’s administrative costs, all money donated goes to the three organizations.

“These wonderful organizations provide invaluable services to our communities, and we are glad to do our part,” Mike and Mary Jo Lewis said in the Tribune’s Readers Care Fund advertisement.

Anyone interested in donating to the Readers Care Fund can send checks to: Readers Care Fund, PO Box 153, Lynden, WA 98265.

Make checks payable to 2021 Tribune Readers Care Fund. Anyone interested in donating via credit or debit card, clip out the advertisement in this week’s Lynden Tribune newspaper.

As of noon, Jan. 3, 96 Tribune readers have collectively donated $18,410

“We are close to the goal and are hopeful that we can reach it by the end of the year,” Lewis said. “The need is great with the flooding and now the brutal cold conditions in the north county.”

This year, 13 donors have given at least $500, of which five have given $1,000.

“We are thrilled that we have exceeded our goal of $17,500 this year,” Lewis said. “The need in the community as we deal with all these crazy weather events, is overwhelming for local families.”