The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce has just released their “2016 Westside Awards”. We’re excited and honored to announced that the West Seattle Helpline was chosen as the “2016 Westside Not-for-Profit of the Year!” The announcement, via the West Seattle Blog, reads:
West Seattle Helpline, Westside Not-for-Profit of the Year: WS Helpline, founded in 1989 and currently led by executive director Chris Langeler, offers emergency assistance to people in need in our community, in a variety of ways, including a clothing bank. Last year, according to the Helpline website, the nonprofit:
*Served over 3,500 of our neighbors in need.
*Provided $78,454 of value in clothing for 1,592 adults and children at The Clothesline.
*Provided over $70,000 of assistance to prevent evictions and shutoffs for more than 300 local families.
*Distributed more than $10,000 in bus tickets to for medical appointments, job interviews, and basic needs.
Thank you to the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, to our dedicated Board of Directors and tireless volunteer team for making this possible!