Burien Marine Homeowners Association donates over $6,000 to Highline Area Food Bank

The Burien Marine Homeowners Association (BMHA) – which was formed in 2010 to work with the City of Burien and the Department of Ecology to develop the Shoreline Master Program – has been disbanded and donated its balance of over 6 $000 to the Highline Area Food Bank.

The group collected donations from waterfront property owners to hire legal counsel and ensure the waterfront property rights of Burien residents are protected.

BMHA board members voted to dissolve the society this month, as the group’s original purpose had been achieved.

The remaining balance of contributions from shoreline owners was donated to the Highline Area Food Bank.

“It was a great donation from the BMHA totaling $6,231.54,” Highline Area Food Bank executive director Mike Werle told the B-Town blog. “In terms of mouth count or what we’re going to use it on, I can tell you we’ve been running out of pasta, pasta sauce and cold cereal lately.”

Mike says this generous donation will be split three ways: to buy about 2,700 pounds of pasta, 3,700 pounds of tomato sauce and about 2,200 boxes of cereal.

“It will last us about three to four months, I hope,” he said. “HAFB was totally surprised by the large donation, but we are so grateful to the BMHA Board for thinking of us and the community.”

Mike also adds that the food bank now allows friends and family to pick up for others.

“Please let people know if they have a friend or family member who cannot enter the food bank during this outbreak that they can pick up for that person,” he said. he declares. “All they would need is the photo ID of the person they would be looking for. So in this time of crisis, always check in with disabled and elderly people who live around you to make sure they are ok. If you are able to help them with food, do so, because they are the ones who need the most help right now.

Werle says the HAFB is still managing to get along with the social distancing that is required during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s taking customers a lot longer to get their food.

“I’ve had a tremendous response from the community with new volunteers as we’ve lost all but three of our regular volunteers who are staying home because they’re in the at-risk category,” he said. “The new ones have been great, but we could use 3 or 4 more on Tuesday and Thursday.”

To volunteer, please visit https://highlineareafoodbank.org/volunteer/ or call Mike Werle at (206) 433-9900.

“If I haven’t said it already, thank you for all you do to keep the community connected through all of your South King Medis blogs,” added Mike.

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