• Grays Harbor Food Drive Joins Regional Effort at Guinness World Record

    Coastal Harvest, in cooperation with Grays Harbor United Way, is joining a regional effort to smash the Guinness World Record for a 24-hour food drive. Donated food products are currently being collected at various locations throughout the Twin Harbors. The collections will culminate with a weigh-in at Tacoma’s historic Stadium Bowl on Friday & Saturday, Sept. 17-18. Following the weigh-in event, all food products collected in this effort will be returned to the Twin Harbors to benefit local food banks.
    Coastal Harvest is participating in this effort as a member of the Independant Food Distribution Network. We partner with Northwest Harvest of King County and Emergency Food Network of Pierce County to form the IFDN. Through this cooperative association we are able to provide more and better quality food to the communities we serve.
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  • Sea Scouts Ask for Continued, Accountable, Support

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – An apology, and a plea for help, in the wake of allegations that Boy Scouts Coastal Waters District Director James Rutz misappropriated funds from the Sea-Scout bank account, that’s according to Bruce Carley with the Sea scouts.
    A letter to friends and family of the Grays Harbor Sea-Scout crew from Carley apologized to those who have contributed, and states that the group continues with efforts to revitalize the SSS Retriever, a 72 foot wooden torpedo boat donated by S&S logging last year.
    Rutz was interviewed Friday about the allegations, booked into the Grays Harbor County Jail on Theft in the second degree, and released the next day. When contacted, Rutz declined to comment, no formal charges have been filed.

    If anyone has made contributions that they are concerned about, please contact Detective Dave Blundred at 532-0892 ext 109
    Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers encourages people to always make contributions to the organization or group, and not to individuals.

    Carley said it appeared that the theft drained the funds needed to complete the boat, and purchase new uniforms for her crew. Carley encouraged any further donations be made directly to the “SSS Retriever” account at Twin Star Credit Union.

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