The City of Sammamish in a collective effort partners with local non-profits The Rotary Club of Sammamish, Sammamish Kiwanis, Faith in Action and Habitat for Humanity of East King County in a community ground breaking effort to offer one time assistance to Sammamish residents who need help in maintaining their property or home.
SAMMAMISH, January 1, 2011 – Today, the City of Sammamish, Rotary Club of Sammamish, Sammamish Kiwanis, Faith in Action and Habitat for Humanity of East King County, is pleased to announce the new local “Sammamish Cares” program. The purpose of the new “Sammamish Cares” Program , is to help Sammamish residents in need.
“Sammamish Cares” can help with simple, one time repairs that are a necessity for the homeowner when the homeowner is unable to make the repairs due to a lack of funds and/or physical or mental incapacity. Projects such as yard maintenance and simple repairs would fall under the “Sammamish Cares” program. More complex repairs may be referred to Habitat for Humanity and their “Brush with Kindness” program. Projects for homeowners over the age of 60 will be reviewed by the organization, Faith in Action, for implementation. Depending on the scope of the project, homeowners may be asked to cover some of the costs if they are able to. This new Sammamish community program is unable to help with ongoing maintenance or projects which require skills above the skill set of the volunteers.
HOW TO ASK FOR HELP OR VOLUNTEER TO HELP: Contact Dawn Sanders, City of Sammamish Volunteer Coordinator, at 425.295.0556, firstname.lastname@example.org, for referral into the program or for the “Sammamish Cares” brochure. Dawn Sanders will then fill out a short Application of Need which will then be forwarded to the “Sammamish Cares” Operations Committee for monthly review. Emergency repairs will be handled on a case by case basis.