To the editor:
Waypoint is finally becoming a reality! The corner of Highway 305 and Winslow Way has had a special place in the hearts of the Bainbridge Island Women in Black since we stood for peace there from 2003 to 2010. You may have even joined us from time to time. Remember?
The Rotary Club has taken the lead and needs the support from the community to make this project happen by this fall. The entire budget is $380,000. Rotary has provided a matching grant of $80,000 and secured many thousands of dollars of in-kind donations. An additional $200,000 is now needed to complete the project.
The BIWIB invites you to help us raise $5,000 to “adopt” a bench at Waypoint which we plan to call The Peace Bench. We plan to have the following quote placed on it: “There is no ‘way’ to peace. There is only peace.” Mahatma Gandhi.
We invite you to join us in donating to the Peace Bench. Any amount will help. Make your check payable to BI Rotary and mark it For the Peace Bench. Your donation is tax deductible as Rotary is a 501c3 organization. Mail your check to Bobbi Morgan, 978 Aaron Ave., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.
Please tell your friends and neighbors about this great community project and ask them to help. In the spirit of community, transformation and peace, we thank you.
DONNA J. MOORE
On behalf of Bainbridge Island Women in Black