HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
New charity needs some help to help others

By Andy Rathbun, HeraldNet

2135 days ago   Article ID# 83147
Original URL

 

San Diego Rescue Mission

EVERETT, WASHINGTON (HeraldNet) - Before Gardner Farwell can start helping people, he needs some help of his own.

The Snohomish resident has founded a nonprofit organization to aid and educate women and families who, for example, have been victimized by domestic abuse.

The Healthy Families Foundation is in its infancy, so Farwell is calling for donations.

“We need furniture, we need dishes, we need bedding goods and blankets and all that sort of thing,” he said. “We’re basically nothing other than an idea and some lesson plans.”

Farwell has the experience to make it much more, however.

The 65-year-old has worked in social services for about 28 years. In 1996, he retired from the San Diego Rescue Mission, a nonprofit homeless shelter in California, as its director of men’s operations.

He moved to Snohomish around 2000 when his wife was transferred to the area through her work as an engineer. His intention was to remain retired.

He had too much energy, though. He started volunteering, first with the Monroe Gospel Women’s Mission, and then with other groups.

In April, he launched the nonprofit Healthy Families Foundation. He now shares space with All Aboard, an Everett organization that works with the developmentally disabled.

“(Farwell’s) working with a group that needs support and that’s what we do: offer support to those who need it,” said Gene Rogoway, director of All Aboard.

Farwell has several volunteers helping the foundation with its organizational needs, but he acts as its sole employee, working 8 to 10 hours a day free of charge.

“Hopefully I’ll have a salary,” he said. “Right now, it’s just for the joy of not being around my house.”

He kids, of course. His ambitions go far beyond filling the day.

He holds a domestic violence counseling session at 5:30 p.m. Fridays at Providence Everett Medical Center’s Pacific Campus. He also wants to expand his organization, with an eye on acquiring a halfway house so women and families can have six months to get back on their feet.

The ultimate fate of his foundation remains to be seen, and that’s just fine. Farwell calls it his own adventure.

“I’ll take the glory and the grief,” he said.

Copyright 2015 HeraldNet   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 2135 days ago   Article ID# 83147

San Diego Rescue Mission    View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More San Diego Rescue Mission News

Girl, 13, advocate for homeless charity

265 days ago From utsandiego.com 

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - ...

San Diego Rescue Mission Receives 500 ONE Project Hygiene Kits

459 days ago From ⋅Clean The World 

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - When we founded Clean the World four years ago, our goal was simple: Collect discarded hotel soap, recycle it, and send it to developing countries. Flag as irrelevant Edit this alert You have received this email b ...

NUWC Keyport employees support local food banks

897 days ago From North Kitsap Herald 

POULSBO, WASHINGTON - NUWC Keyport and Bangor employees kicked in 3688 pounds of food, which was distributed to Central Kitsap Food Bank, North Kitsap Fishline, Salvation Army ...

Homeless Kids Start Bike Delivery Business

1816 days ago From SanDiego.com 

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - But back in those darker days, Abraham, Laura and Ruth wound up at The Monarch School in San Diego, the largest school for homeless children in the country. ...

<< Return To Community Service News

Action Center

Silent extinctions on coral reefs

Action: Climate Change

There is a ray of hope in the face of dire predictions about the future of coral reefs, with the prospect that species can sh ...

Keep Lynx safe from deadly traps

Action: Wildlife Conservation

One of the cardinal rules for hunters is never to shoot unless you know your target. And likewise, trappers should catch only ...

EU’s obsession with climate change drives orang-utans to brink of extinction

Action: Stop Deforestation

A report in the Telegraph has detailed the level of devastation wrought on the orang-utan population by deforestation. The cr ...

Tell EPA to protect all bees from toxic pesticides

Action: Stop Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a new rule to create temporary "pesticide-free zones" when commercial honeyb ...

Australia's deep-sea coral reefs could be dead within 50 years

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Marine Conservation Institute (MCI) was responding to concerns about the future of Australia's deep-sea reefs.

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.