community Extra: Applause

  • Wed Mar 26th, 2014 8:29pm
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EVERETT —A newly formed nonprofit made its first donation of home cinema equipment to Housing Hope Village, where children celebrated the gift March 17 with popcorn and a viewing of “Darby O’Gill and the Little People.”

Cinema For Kids, started by Ben Olson, seeks to outfit local nonprofits that serve children with home theater equipment. “I know there are lots of kids in our community that can’t afford to go to movie theaters, so I want to provide them with that rich, theater-like experience,” Olson said.

Olson donated a full entertainment system to Housing Hope, including speakers, projector, stereo system, Blu-ray DVD player and large screen.

To learn more about Cinema for Kids, contact Olson at 206-510-4661 or

Clothes For Kids helped with remodelA volunteer crew from the USS Nimitz, Eagle Scout candidate Keagan Leon, Boeing employee Michael Leon and several Clothes For Kids volunteers on March 15 moved the Lynnwood nonprofit’s fixtures and furniture into storage in preparation for a building remodel.

The remodel is made possible by the Boeing Employee Community Fund.

It will include updated lighting and paint, expanding furnace ventilation, new flooring and other updates.

VFW recognizes coach for life-saving workVeterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 presented the VFW National Life-Saving Award to Mountlake Terrace High School girls basketball coach Rachael Boehme at a March 21 assembly at the school.

Boehme was honored for her rescue of two men from an overturned car in a water-filled ditch on Christmas Eve 2013. Around the same time in 2012, Boehme came to the aid of a pregnant women whose car had been hit by a fallen tree at Stevens Pass.

The VFW Post 1040 Commander read about her heroics in The Herald and submitted the recommendation to the VFW National Headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., calling her an “Angel of Mercy.”

St. Vincent de Paul honors volunteerThe North Sound Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has named RoseMarie Marsh as the recipient of the 2014 Top Hat Award. This is the highest honor within The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and is presented to a member who has shown outstanding commitment to serving those in need within the community.

Marsh has served as a Vincentian at the Immaculate Conception Parish in Arlington since 2001. She has been an outstanding volunteer who has donated her time and talents on many projects, including coordinating the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Giving Tree, preparing meals for the Arlington Emergency Cold Weather Shelter for the homeless, and working with the Arlington Food Bank.

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