The West Richland Community Care Foundation (WRCCF) was formed in 2017 as a non-profit organization to provide a source of funds for the West Richland Police Department officers to respond to critical material and service needs discovered during their interactions with the public. While that will always be the principal mission of the foundation, WRCCF now also provides support to schools and other needs within West Richland and continues to investigate additional ways to support the community.
WRCCF is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors and is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt public charity that depends upon support from area citizens and businesses to provide support to the community.
How You Can Help
Become a Volunteer
The WRCCF board of directors act as the governing body responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization and for the oversight of the finances, operations and policies. Meetings typically occur once every two months. Additional directors are needed to help guide the organization as WRCCF moves into additional areas of community support.
If you are at least 21 years of age and interested in becoming a director, please contact us for more information at: email@example.com.
The next board of directors meeting will be on Monday, April 10th, 2023 at 6:00 PM. Please contact us if you would like to participate.
WRCCF depends upon donations by area individuals and businesses to fund our community support. WRCCF is a 501(c)3 organization, and all monetary donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
If you are donating to Animal Control or Polar, make sure to identify that on your donation.
Donations may be dropped off at or mailed to the West Richland Police Department (business office) at the following address:
7920 West Van Giesen
West Richland, WA 99353
Or mailed to:
P.O. Box 4255
West Richland, WA 99353
Or, donate through PayPal with a credit card by clicking on the PayPal button.
How We Have Helped
West Richland Police Support
Here are some of the ways that WRCCF has supported the community by funding the assistance provided by West Richland Police Department officers.
- Transportation assistance for stranded travelers
- Overnight lodging for families in crisis
- Replacement of household items removed as evidence
- Pet temporary lodging and veterinary care for hospitalized resident
- Purchase and installation of a child car seat
- Purchase of groceries and child care supplies for families in need
- Payment of veterinary expenses for Coco, a dog surrendered to West Richland Animal Control
Here are some of the ways that WRCCF has directly supported the community.
- Sponsorship of Thanksgiving meal voucher program in 2018
- Purchase and delivery of clothing supplies for nurse’s office at Tapteal Elementary
- Purchase and delivery of food/snack supplies for snack pantries at both Enterprise and Libby Middle Schools
- Purchase of gift card for as-needed use by Wiley Elementary
- Utility bill payment assistance for families referred by City billing staff
- Purchase of thermometers for West Richland Schools
- Sponsorship of holiday food voucher program in December 2020
- Sponsorship of the holiday gift card program in November 2021
- Sponsorship of the holiday gift card program in December 2022
The West Richland Police Department will be swearing in K9 Polar, a 2-year-old English Cream Retriever who will serve as an emotional support dog. Polar was donated and trained as a therapy dog by Mattox Dog Training Academy under the professional direction of Mary Mattox. Polar has completed his AKC and Urban Field training with Mary and West Richland’s Animal Control Officer Marissa Adamson. Polar is an incredible asset not just for our employee wellness program but will be able to be deployed around the community during crisis events, as needed. We want to recognize the many people who have volunteered to help to make this possible and those who will help us care for Polar for the duration of his life, Mary Mattox of Mattox Dog Training Academy, Double Arrow Veterinary Clinic, Lucky Puppy Grooming, EFC Equipment Feed and Pet, Talos Tactical, West Richland Community Care Foundation, Amaya Newman, and the many citizens who donated items for Polar during Christmas
Please join us on March 16th at 10am in the Noski Community Room, for Polar’s swearing in. An open house for the community will follow the ceremony and last until 12pm. Doors open at 9 — come early.
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