Tag: unsung heroes

Diane Landry

Unsung Hero — Diane Landry

Coordinator, Bainbridge Island Zero Waste (volunteer); Substitute K-12...

Diane Landry has been leading the Bainbridge Island Zero Waste initiative since 2010. A substitute K-12 teacher, Landry volunteers much of her time outside of work for environmental education, outreach and various projects that help reduce landfill waste. An all-volunteer group, Zero Waste … read more

Rosemary Collins

Unsung Hero — Rosemary Collins

Founder/President of Pony Up Rescue, Olalla, Washington

Rosemary Collins founded Pony Up Rescue for Equines in Olalla in 2006 because she saw a need for a rescue organization. In early 2007, Pony Up received 501(c)3 nonprofit status, and its mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome horses in need due … read more

Walt Le Couteur

Unsung Hero — Walt Le Couteur

Co-founder and Executive Director, Kitsap Rescue Mission

Walt Le Couteur co-founded Kitsap Rescue Mission with Larry Cooney. The two Kitsap residents had met at Bread of Life Mission in Seattle. They founded what was originally called the Bremerton Rescue Mission after recognizing the local need. Starting with the first meal … read more

Ernie McCluskey

Unsung Hero — Ernie McCluskey

Chaplain, Martha & Mary

As Martha & Mary’s chaplain, Ernie McCluskey’s main role is to perform church services and provide spiritual counseling for residents, patients, families and staff. But McCluskey does much more than that. An artist who has exhibited his work, he also coordinates the Art … read more

Phil and Kathy Bauer

Unsung Heroes — Phil and Kathy Bauer

Community Volunteers, Vaughn, Washington

Phil and Kathy Bauer are well-known around the Key Peninsula for their extensive contributions to several organizations. Phil has contributed countless hours to the Key Peninsula Civic Center, among others. Kathy is the co-founder of Two Waters Arts Alliance, a local organization that … read more

Sheila Cline

Unsung Hero — Sheila Cline

Arthritis Foundation Development Manager and Jingle Bell Run...

The Port Orchard Jingle Bell Run is a festive 5K event that raises funds and awareness for America’s top cause of disability: arthritis. Participants tie jingle bells to their shoelaces and wear festive attire as they stroll or run through the streets of … read more

Hazel Bellinger

Unsung Hero — Hazel Bellinger (and Jackson)

Assistant Spay/Neuter Coordinator (volunteer), Humane Society of Mason...

Hazel Bellinger started volunteering with the Humane Society of Mason County in August 2012 after retiring from a 35-year career with the Kitsap County 911 Center. Prior to that, she was a volunteer and then a board member at Kitsap Humane Society for … read more

Kol Medina

Unsung Hero — Kol Medina

Executive director, Kitsap Community Foundation

Kol Medina has been serving as the executive director for Kitsap Community Foundation since 2012. Though his fingers are on nearly all the activities of the small organization, his primary role is to lead the nonprofit and serve as the spokesperson, develop partnerships … read more

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