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Hornets swarm to Plateau Outreach Ministries call | Britt Nelson

One of my lasting memories from attending college at Pacific Lutheran University was freshman move-in day. Just as that overwhelming feeling of “where to begin” started to settle, PLU football players appeared. They were easy to spot in their Lute jerseys and with two or three big, strong players helping take loads from the car to my dorm room, the job was done in no time.

At Plateau Outreach Ministries, that overwhelming feeling of “where to begin” brought back those college memories. When faced with moving out of our offices, food bank and storage so Phase III renovation can begin, I thought of the PLU football team. I also thought of the new EHS football coach Mark Gunderson. Mark would understand the impact this gift of strength and time would have on our organization. Mark played football at PLU and probably made a few move-in trips himself from cars to dorm rooms.

On Aug. 16, Plateau Outreach Ministries will be gifted strength and time from our EHS Hornet football players to help complete our final move-out so construction can begin. Our Phase III renovation, under the direction of Randy Riggs and Tenant Contractors, will allow us to increase our services to the community. The project will add private interview rooms for our emergency assistance, remodel our food bank distribution and storage areas, provide better thrift store processing and storage areas, and add shower and laundry facilities.

If you aren’t familiar with POM, we provide basic need services to the communities of Enumclaw, Black Diamond, Buckley and the surrounding rural areas. With the help of many volunteers, we offer a food and clothing bank, emergency assistance for utilities, rent and other needs. Many of you are familiar with our More Pennies from Heaven thrift store, which is the first part of the building we remodeled after purchasing it in 2010. Through this current renovation project we will be increasing our efficiencies and expanding services.

We are thankful for all the support we have received from the community to allow this to happen! Special thanks this week to the EHS football team.

Plateau Outreach Ministries

1806 Cole Street

Enumclaw

 

 


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