Rotary donation benefits homeless
June 13, 2008 · Updated 10:36 AM
Fusion, a transitional housing program for homeless women and children, has friends at the Federal Way Rotary Club.
The club is donating $12,000 to Fusion to remodel an apartment unit in Federal Way for use by the non-profit program.
Fusion provides temporary living arrangements rent-free to women and children who need the assistance, including those who are moving out of abusive home situations, said Peggy LaPorte, a member of the organization. The all-volunteer group was formed nine years ago and is supported financially by government and private grants.
The money from Rotary is part of $70,000 raised in January in the Federal Way clubs annual auction, a fund-raiser that annually benefits community agencies and YMCA projects. Last year, literacy programs for adults and children were supported by the club, which also has set aside $20,000 for college scholarships for local students.
Helping the clubs 50-plus membership help the community were items donated for this years auction.