To the editor:
Housing Resources Board would like to extend a sincere thank you for the show of support we received during our “It Takes a Community to Raise a Village” fundraising event on Oct. 18.
The evening was wonderful, with fabulous music, delicious food, the premier of Housing Resources Board’s new video, a fun collection of live auction items, plenty of delicious desserts to bid on and The Edge Improv after-party, which had everyone laughing. Together with your support we raised more than $76,000, which will go to providing and maintaining affordable housing opportunities on the Island.
The theme of the event, “It Takes a Community to Raise a Village,” celebrated Ferncliff Village, Housing Resources Board’s first land trust and homeownership development, where the first phase is complete and sold out and a working community is forming. This success has been the result of a strong team with support from donors and friends, it is quite literally true that the Bainbridge Island community built this village.
The evening would not have been possible without help from our community business sponsors: HomeStreet Bank, Liberty Bay Bank, Central Highland Builders, Columbia Bank, Key Bank, Guild Mortgage, Browne and Wheeler Engineers, Watson & McDonell, Ad-West Realty Services, Pacific Northwest Title, Windermere Real Estate, A Kitchen That Works and Sean Parker Architects.
A special thanks goes out to all of our generous auction item donors, dessert bakers from Ferncliff Village, and everyone who volunteered, participated, donated and supported the event.
MARK BLATTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Housing Resources Board