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Coast Guard, Grays Harbor emergency response crews rescue injured surfer from jetty

WESTPORT, Wash. - A Coast Guard Air Station Astoria helicopter crew rescued an injured surfer from the Grays Harbor, Wash., south jetty Saturday. The Coast Guard Sector Columbia River Command Center watchstanders received a request at 1:40 p.m. from Grays Harbor Police Department to assist in the safe evacuation of an injured surfer from the south…

Grays Harbor Community Foundation announces Nonprofit Plan Builders Program

Hoquiam, WA – Grays Harbor Community Foundation announces its partnership with Washington Nonprofits to bring the Plan Builders program to nonprofit organizations in Grays Harbor County. Plan Builders strengthens Grays Harbor communities by helping nonprofit leaders working on communities’ most pressing issues to lead their organizations through the development of a strategic plan for long-term impact.

Plans Builders is a five-month program that brings together a cohort of ten nonprofit leaders who will lead their organizations through the building of an organizational plan. The program will give leaders a safe space in which to share their experiences and build plans, led by an experienced nonprofit leader, Dave Coleman of BoardTrek Nonprofit Consulting based in Lakewood, Washington. Coleman is excited to be working with Grays Harbor nonprofits: Someone once said, “Begin with the end in mind.” Couple that sage advice with a clear understanding of where you are today, and the stage is set for the heroic effort of building a viable plan for the future. I’m looking forward to partnering with Grays Harbor nonprofits in the thoughtful process of plan building for a better future.

Community Foundation awards $75,840 in Discretionary Grants and $38,000 in After School Program Fund Grants

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Grays Harbor Community Foundation has announced they will invest $75,840 into the community through their third quarter discretionary grants cycle. The Foundation has been a resource to Grays Harbor County non-profits by offering a quarterly discretionary grants cycle, and this quarter, the Foundation awarded 11 grants that totaled $75,840 in discretionary funding. “This is the largest discretionary grants cycle, in terms of number of applications” Program Officer Cassie Lentz said, “We were pleased to see the breadth of programs and projects that were seeking funding, from all corners of our county and beyond.”

The organizations that were funded through this discretionary grants cycle include: Associated Arts of Ocean Shores for Art Supplies for North Beach Schools; Child Care Action Council for “Raising a Reader” program; Grays Harbor College Foundation for Food and Textbook support for the TRiO Program; Grays Harbor County Public Health Department for a Garden and Youth Development Program; Hope From Horses for the Purchase of Safety Equipment; Montesano Community Education for Capacity Building, Printing, Mailing and Promotion; Ocean Shores Food Bank for Renovation for Efficient Distribution; Our Aberdeen for the Mural Restoration Program; Pacific Education Institute for their FieldSTEM program; Washington Nonprofits for Plan Builders; and YMCA of Grays Harbor for an Early Learning Readiness Program.

Dr. Dave Westby, chair of the Grants Committee noted the variety of applications. “We make it a priority to reach out to all areas of the county and all types of organizations to let them know about opportunities to partner with us, and we are excited to see our outreach is attracting great programs and projects that allow us to work together to strengthen our community.”

Witnesses say Aberdeen accident may have started with medical incident

ABERDEEN, Wash. - A collision blocked the Westbound lanes of traffic on Wishkah Street for about 30 minutes in Aberdeen yesterday morning. Police were directing traffic at the Wal-Mart intersection for almost an hour while crews worked to remove a 2013 Chevy truck.

Police Captain John Green tells us it appears that a 1986 Acura crossed the centerline at Newell street and collided with a 2013 Chevy Pickup. Witnesses told officers that the woman may have suffered some sort of medical complication just prior to the collision.
The 55 year old Aberdeen man in the truck was transported to Grays Harbor Community Hospital, the 27 year Elma woman did not report any injuries.
Green said the collision is under investigation.