During this Covid crisis we are grateful for the eagerness of our volunteers to continue serving the community.
As we continue to respond to requests for help, we are following “best practices” to protect the health of our volunteers and clients, including sanitizing, social distancing and wearing protective face coverings. It is also required that our clients adhere to the socially responsible practice of wearing facial coverings, respecting social distancing and informing ECHHO if they need to cancel a service due to not feeling well.
We recognize that by acting responsibly together, we can defeat this pandemic as we continue to care for and support each other.
Volunteers Helping Jefferson County residentslive independently
Our mission is to support independent living in our community by working in partnership with volunteers and community organizations in East Jefferson County. Helping is our Middle Name.
Volunteers provide services free-of-charge to individuals who are referred to ECHHO. Services include:
~ Travel to medical appointments ~
~ Shopping and errands ~
~ Loans of medical equipment ~
WHO WE SERVE
Jefferson County has the largest percentage of senior citizens in Washington State, and the 9th most in the United States, with over 5,000 households (42%) with people over 65. We have helped people from age 1 to 106!
Summary of 2018 SERVICES
People Served 1,345
Number of Volunteers 97
Volunteer Hours 5,374
Rides to Medical Appointments: 1,539
Volunteer Miles Driven 89,988
Medical Equipment Loaned 2,258