Since 2005 the Town of Friday Harbor has worked with the Family Resource Center to provide emergency financial assistance to Town utility customers. Annually, the Town Council budgets monies from the Current Expense Fund to help fund its utility assistance program which is administered by the Family Resource Center. The recent economic climate has stretched this program to its limits and now the Town is offering its utility customers a chance to help their neighbors.
Beginning with the November 2009 bill, Town utility customers can contribute to the utility assistance program by adding a little extra to your payment. Just check the $1, $5 or $10 box on your utility payment remittance form and add that amount to your payment and your donation will assist those in need. All those involved in this program appreciates your help.