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Non-Profit Giveaway 2020

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360-734-5204

1844 Iron Street Bellingham, WA. 98225

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Back by popular demand, Bob Wallin Insurance is donating again to local non-profits and we are letting YOU nominate and vote for the winner!!

This year, there will be THREE winners!

First place will receive a $2000 donation

Second place will receive a $1000 donation

Third place will receive a $500 donation

Here is the who, what, why, where and how!

What is this all about?

Bob Wallin insurance will be accepting nominations during the month of February for local, 501C3 non-profits who are eligible to win 1st, 2nd or 3rd place!  For the entire month of February, you can nominate a non-profit as long as it fits these three requirements:

-LOCAL Whatcom county charity.

-501C3 filing with IRS

-Complete an official Bob Wallin Insurance Nomination Form that will be available at

www.bwicares.com on February 1st .

Nominations will be taken the month of February, voting will take place in the month of March, and the winners will be announced in April.

Who is Eligible?

Any Whatcom County based charity that is listed with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) and has had an official nomination form submitted to Bob Wallin Insurance.

Why is Bob Wallin Insurance Giving This Money Away?

A better questions is….Why not? Bob Wallin Insurance believes community is more than geography.  Community is who we are and like a family, we help each other out.  We want to engage the community in a worthy cause to focus on the good around us, and in the process help so many of the great causes out there get noticed.  Last year we had over 5,400 votes and many, many people talking, reading, emailing about all the different non profits in our community.  It was a great opportunity for everyone.

Where Can I Find More Information, the Nomination Form, and Vote?

Bob Wallin Insurance has a dedicated community website, www.bwicares.com, where we announce, promote, and post the community events we are involved in.  You can also contact Suzanne Taylor, Suzanne@bobwallin.com or 360-734-5204, who heads up the community outreach at Bob Wallin Insurance

How Do I Nominate a Non-Profit?

Starting February 1st, go to www.bwicares.com , click on the NON-PROFIT tab and complete the official Bob Wallin Insurance Nomination Form.  You will get a confirmation once you hit submit. This automatically submits the non-profit.  As long as they meet all three requirements, they will be posted on the webpage to be voted on. Starting March 1st, the voting will begin. Only 1 vote per Email Address Follow along on the voting process and see the results grow.  One week before the deadline for last vote, which will be March 24th at 7pm, the result tracker will be removed so it truly is a surprise!

In April, the winners will be surprised with their award!

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Adopt a Family – Success!

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On Wednesday, December 16th 2020, we dropped off all the wonderful and generously donated presents to The Salvation Army that our staff and clients purchased. It is always an exciting process but also a humbling experience as well. We appreciate everyone who participated! The generosity was so great we were able to double and triple some of the items they asked for such as clothing and toys!! We were also able to raise over $200 in gift cards to Fred Meyer for the family as well. To give you an idea of the need… Below are some photos. When we dropped off our loot for the #AdoptAFamily at #TheSalvationArmy, we saw an entire gym, lined with empty boxes that represented families and children waiting to be adopted. Each White bag you see in the gymnasium represents a family in need. The gymnasium was so full, we were in the overflow section of the chapel. Each pew was dedicated to a larger family in need. Each family goes through an application process to qualify and are not allowed to receive relief the following year. These are ALL NEW families in need. The staff informed us that the teens usually get out because people request babies or families with babies. They also have “forgotten senior” who are in an assisted living facility of some sort but have no family or friends to spend the holidays with. As you can see, the need is great for these local families who are struggling. Please join us next year and if you’re so inclined, consider adopting an extra teen or forgotten senior with us next year! Thank you again for all your support and generosity!!

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2020 Adopt a Family!!

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360-734-5204

1844 Iron Street Bellingham, WA. 98225

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11/06/2020

Salvation Army and Bob Wallin Insurance

2020 Adopt A Family

Thank you for joining us again for our annual Adopt a Family!! This year we have adopted a single mother with 5 kids; 2yr old boy, 8yr old girl, 9yr old girl, 11 yr old boy, and a 13 yr old boy! Items are due in our office by Tuesday 12/15/2020.

Giving truly is the greatest gift of all, and that is the gift the Salvation Army gives to the parents of up to 500 local low-income families every year. In early fall they take applications for gift assistance, where families give them a wish list for their children. After the applications are complete they take those gift requests and put them on tags which we hang on our Giving Trees set up in various businesses throughout the county. Patrons of these businesses then take these tags and buy whatever is requested on the tag, then return the gift to them so that we can distribute the gifts to the parents in December.

Not all families are assisted in this manner. During the application process they interview each family, and when they find a family that is suffering excessive hardship they will recommend them for Adoption. Families recommended for Adoption are sponsored by local businesses, agencies, and private benefactors who pay for all of the gifts received by the family.

This year is the family’s first year getting assistance from The Salvation Army.  It was just harder this year than usual and they are really struggling with household items.  Many of their “want” items are basic needs.

Thank you for joining us in bringing a little extra joy to this family on Christmas!

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Welcome Aboard

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360-734-5204

1844 Iron Street Bellingham, WA. 98225

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We are excited to share we that we’ve added a new staff member to the

Bob Wallin Insurance team!   Please welcome:

Jim Harrison

Personal Lines Customer Service Representative

Jim@bobwallin.com, extension 221

I have lived in Whatcom County since 1989 and have thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful area of Mt. Baker and the San Juan Islands. Living in Ferndale with my wife, I like to spend my free time hiking, running, horseback riding or just lounging around a campfire with family and friends. Being able to work in the insurance industry has been a true pleasure, being able to help people protect their assets and their future.

Jim has been in the insurance industry for the last 10 years focusing on Life, Health and Annuities.   He understands the importance of customer service in the insurance industry and has quickly adapted to Bob Wallin Insurance’s Customer Experience model.   If you need to make any changes, have questions on your billing or have general questions regarding your personal lines policies (home, auto, umbrella, rental home, boat or other toys), then Jim is your guy!  Jim works closely with Molly Hammar and Jason Taylor to make sure our clients have the best experience possible!   Please join us in welcoming Jim to our team!

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