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Bellingham, Wa.  3/2/2020 - The Rotary Club of Bellingham is seeking nominations for their 2020 Major Project selection.

The Club annually contributes up to $100,000 towards a project that has significant benefit to the Bellingham/Whatcom County community.  Past Major Projects in which Rotary Club of Bellingham was a substantial contributor include the creation of Bellingham's Boulevard Park, the Arne Hanna Aquatics Center, the Whatcom County Soccer Fields, Bellingham Food Bank, the Hospice House, the Bellingham Technical College Marine Studies Laboratory, the Pickfod Film Center, a major addition to the Lighthouse Mission, remodeling of the Boys & Girls Club Kitchen, Bellingham YWCA and YMCA capital projects, the Brigid Collins Family Services House renovation and the Lake Whatcom Rowing Center.  Current projects include supporting the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition in their Galbraith Mountain parking lot expansion and the Opportunity Council's renovation of the Recovery House.

The Criteria for a Major Project are as follows:    (Click Here for more details)

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PRESS RELEASE!!

Rotary Club of Bellingham selects to work with the Opportunity Council to create the Bellingham Recovery House with a goal of raising $100,000.00

Opportunity Council will invest RCOB Foundation funds to rehabilitate two facilities in Bellingham in order to create specialized housing that supports homeless people who are participants in Whatcom County Therapeutic Courts (e.g. Drug Court and Mental Health Courts) and who are committed to their recovery. The Recovery House provides a six-month program of care and treatment with social, vocational, and recreational activities to aid in individual adjustment to abstinence, relapse prevention, recovery skills development, and to aid in job training, employment, or participating in other types of community services. The Recovery House fills high priority needs in response to our community‚Äôs goals to prevent incarceration, reduce homelessness, and help individuals struggling with opioid addiction. Once construction is completed in Spring 2020, the Recovery House program will provide professional and peer support to help its 16 residents achieve their goals, hold them accountable to their recovery, and provide access to medication-assisted treatment. A Recovery House located in Whatcom County is a critical component of an effective continuum of care. 
 

 

 
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