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December, 2016
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Community Benefits from “Day of Service”

Three Reasons to Consider Flood Insurance

Is Chocolate an Emergency Food?

Adoption Day Brings Smiling Faces to Family Court

Long Time Thurston Clerk’s Office Employee named to New Post

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 Community Benefits from “Day of Service”

JBLM soldiers take on projects in Thurston County

Charitable organizations, public agencies and even animals were all helped in the 3rd Annual Joint Base Lewis-McCord (JBLM) Day of Service in the County on Thursday, October 27.

Some 200 military personnel from JBLM’s 627th Air Base Group gave more than 1,200 hours of labor. Last year, volunteers provided more than 1,400 hours of labor amounting to $30,000 in estimated value of work to our community in one day!

The Thurston County Fairgrounds hosts the volunteers and leadership from JBLM, as well as work-site organizations and sponsors.

Work locations this year included-

  • HomesFirst!
  • Thurston County Food Bank
  • Olympia Waldorf School
  • South Sound Reading Foundation
  • For Heaven’s Sake Animal Shelter
  • Nisqually Land Trust
  • Thurston County Fairgrounds
  • City of Lacey, Water Resources
  • City of Tumwater, Parks
  • City of Tumwater, Public Works


Sponsors included Jimmy John’s, FORMA Construction & WSECU

Sincere thanks to all of the sponsors and the JBLM folks who took part in this valuable volunteer program!

By John Tennis

Commissioner Bud Blake kicks off the activities. Commissioner Bud Blake kicks off the activities.

One group of volunteers at the county fairgrounds. One group of volunteers at the county fairgrounds.