A Place Like No Other

Farm & Ranch Living - - A TOUCH OF GRACE - SU­SAN KNICKERBOCKER

South Whid­bey Is­land is a place of ev­ery­day kind­nesses.

When a fam­ily’s home burned, res­i­dents raised enough money for them to rent another place for a year.

When the call goes out for a work party—say, to clean a park—more help than needed shows up, tools in hand.

Any time a need is re­al­ized in South Whid­bey, a group of res­i­dents will step up to find a so­lu­tion. Vol­un­teers have started a foun­da­tion to help pay for med­i­cal bills—both for peo­ple and their pets. Sim­i­lar pro­grams have paid for oil changes and gas, coun­sel­ing ser­vices and tu­tor­ing. If some­one needs help, they get it here.

The “Home­town He­roes” se­ries in the lo­cal news­pa­per pro­files some­one do­ing good work in the com­mu­nity. There are so many nom­i­na­tions, the se­ries will surely out­live the writer. There is no place like South Whid­bey.

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