Donate to BMAC's General Fund to support programming that helps low-income people achieve self-sufficiency. By making a gift to our General Fund, we are able to support the program with most need.
Programs include housing, food, education, employment, legal aid, ombuds, energy assistance, community building, and more.
Magic happens when we work together. We've partnered with fellow non-profit, First Story, and home builder, Hayden Homes, to build a deed-restricted, affordable home for a deserving family. One of our pillars at BMAC is offering safe and affordable housing to the community. Similarly, First Story is a nonprofit whose belief is that owning your own home and building equity is a path to ending the cycle of multi-generational poverty.
The construction of this home has begun, and one local family will turn their dreams of homeownership into reality by August 2021! If you want to be part of changing a family’s life story, please consider making a gift toward this First Story home. You will be rerouted to the First Story website and your tax receipt will come from them, but your support of affordable housing will help support BMAC’s vision for building a more thriving community, together.
About the Project
The loan, provided by First Story is a 30 year, no down payment, and no-interest loan. These terms, unheard of anywhere else, allow the dream of homeownership to be realized by one local family.
The community was invited to apply for this home in February. Applicants had to meet the income and background criteria of First Story. A panel approved several applications, and each family will be interview further, eventually leading to the selection of one family who will forever have their lives changed.
Common Roots Housing Trust is a community organization that provides homeownership opportunities to residents in our region whose needs are not met by the traditional housing market. Through public and private contributions, we hold land in trust, and build and renovate houses in order to create a supply of permanently affordable homes.
Residents, by participating in Common Roots, can gain equity, enjoy the pride of homeownership, and put down roots in the community. By investing in residents, their homes, and the land beneath them, Common Roots helps to stabilize our region and sustain its distinctive, vibrant character.
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.
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.
Your donation allows hope heals provide support to families and individuals in need, with an overall goal of spreading hope, love and kindness.
Annett, the founder of hope heals, was a single parent of 3 children who found herself homeless 3 times over a 12-year period. when she moved from homelessness for the final time, her son provided her with a care package of much needed household items. This simple act of kindness renewed Annett's hope in herself and her future and inspired her to begin hope heals in 2013.
It is now her continuing mission to provide the love and hope that she received. Hope Heals provides care packages to homeless families and individuals, including veterans, transitioning out of homelessness into permanent housing, as well as individual hygiene packages to those currently experiencing homeless. This year alone, as of March 1, 2020, she has distributed 46 care packages, (at a value of approximately $150 each), and touched over 400 people in need through providing dinners and her clothing closet. Annett cooks for the homless camp at least once a week, distributes clothing, and also distributes individual care packages to those entering or leaving homelessness.
Under the umbrella of the Blue Mountain Action Council's 501(c)(3) status, your contribution is tax-deductible.
“If I had clean clothes, people would treat me like a human being.”
T-Bone (Eric), Laundry Love Co-Founder
Laundry LOVE washes the clothes and bedding of low/no income families and person(s) in towns and cities across the US.
The Laundry LOVE initiative consists of regular opportunities to come alongside people who are struggling financially by assisting them with their laundry. We brighten the lives of thousands of people through love, dignity, and detergent by partnering with diverse groups and laundromats nationwide.
Love never ends … and neither does laundry!
Partner with us by giving directly to the local Walla Walla Laundry LOVE effort today. Under the fiscal sponsorship of Blue Mountain Action Council's 501(c)(3) status, your contribution is tax-deductible. Thank you.
Laundry LOVE services are available at:
Southgate Laundry Center
929 S. 2nd Ave.
For more information, visit www.laundrylove.org