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Providence donation aids BMAC with remodel


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The contribution helps with the remodel of the 11,000-square-foot building BMAC purchased as its new headquarters in a $3.7 million project.


The organization plans to move from Kelly Place when work on the new facility is complete.



The new space will position BMAC closer to its clients and give the organization a home of its own at the same time.



BMAC provides services to low-income people, the disabled, veterans and other clients.



Funding from Providence comes through its Mission Committee, which directs donations targeted at improving the health of the community, with an emphasis on improving immunization rates, aiding youth at risk and addressing homelessness, the announcement explained.









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Petanque might be a sport that originates in France but enthusiasm for it sits right here locally, as does the desire to help neighbors in need.

The Walla Walla Petanque Club and its members hosted a charity tournament on Saturday, June 1. Over 40 people came to play on a hot pre-summer day and together, they raised over $1,400 and collected 85 pounds of food for the BMAC Food Bank.

Included in the days' festivities were three rounds of petanque, raffles, and a potluck lunch.

BMAC thanks the Walla Walla Petanque Club, and Tertulia Cellars, who hosted the tournament!

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Today marked the celebration of our annual Literacy Volunteer Appreciation luncheon at Whitman's Baker Center. Twenty-one volunteers and some very special guests joined to share a meal and reflect upon the progress that had been made from the year behind us.

Our brigade of thirty-nine volunteer tutors help spread education and opportunity to fourty-two enrolled students. Through one on one learning, we are able to help students achieve their educational and professional goals. For some, that might look like learning English, while others have a targeted goal in mind, like obtaining a high school equivalency diploma or a US citizenship. 

Over the last year, 1031 hours of teaching has helped to break down barriers and pave the way to new opportunities.

Thank you to our many volunteers and to the local AAUW chapter for providing financial support to the program! 

Become a student or a volunteer today!

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One group from Boise, Four Hundred Twenty-Five Volunteers, Seven Hundred Eight patients = Love Heals Free Clinic!

Planning for the two-day event took months and dozens of volunteers. Over the course of three days, the clinic was set up and hundreds of local people in need received medical, dental, vision, chiropractic, physical therapy and massage services.

The team at Love Heals said "We were incredibly impressed by the dedication and kindness you exhibited over this past week. It is only because YOU were there to serve that this was able to happen! Thank you!"

Patients left with services they otherwise wouldn't have had the money to receive. "This helps the community a lot and many people are in need so thank you! I would have given this a rating of 1,000 if I could. Thank you so much." Another said: " Blown away. People were sweet and helpful. I couldn’t believe people took the time to make this happen. Amazing what you are doing!"

Clinic directors report that because of this clinic one person's life was literally saved! A patient came in for a vision service but had a blood pressure so excessive that they were at risk of a stroke, heart attack and a handful of other life-threatening possibilities. He was sent to the ER and was immediately admitted to the hospital. He spent Easter weekend in the hospital and now his blood pressure is under control and he can return to work.

Local resources will be put in touch with patients for follow up on requested services. "The idea is a continuum of care." says, Love Heals.

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BMAC friends, we are excited to share that a newly founded organization is in our midst! Walla Walla Music Organization brings opportunities for creative expression through audio education to Walla Walla's youth. 

What started as a project with the Walla Walla Library is growing...and going mobile. Instructor, Rodney Outlaw will bring his 12-week digital music production course, currently held at the Walla Walla Library's 'CrewSpace', to local middle and high schools. This step forward will include adding additional equipment and enrolling up to 50 students, a jump from his initial class size of 12.

Rodney is dedicated and his motto is: "If you show up, I'm going to teach you. Financial barriers will not be a reason not to learn." 

Rodney's mission is clear, sharing, "This community is rich with talent, yet there are few areas where youth can access the education needed to gain skills in fostering creativity in the setting of a professional music production lab." Through his teaching, Rodney will provide guidance and support students need to be successful in the field of music production, while also unlocking confidence in their abilities and dreams.

View their program brochure here
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Why is BMAC involved? Well, we are Walla Walla Music Organization's fiscal sponsor. Meaning, we sponsor and support them until they are ready to establish their own 501c3. All funds raised here will go to Walla Walla Music Organization. 

 




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