Betty and Dan Freeman represent the heart and soul of WIN -
We are so honored to have them!
EACH OF US HAS A LIGHT WITHIN to shine, each has a gift to share. Without our lights, darkness prevails. Darkness can take form in many ways such as: hunger, anger, hopelessness, loneliness. Our light doesn’t have to be a bonfire — it can be one single flicker.
Betty and Dan Freeman believe the best way to replenish their own light is by sharing it each day with someone.
“Every single person has light to give.” Betty says, “Even Anne Frank despite all she had been through wrote, ‘I still believe that people are really good at heart.’”
Doug Hofius, an ardent volunteer himself, describes the Freemans. “Some people talk a good game about helping the needy, but Betty and Dan are hard at it everyday. If something needs to be done, they are there as volunteers, making good things happen. Each morning they start their day filling WIN (Whidbey Island Nourishes) free vending machines that care for our neediest neighbors. In other community needs, they are there to wash dishes, direct traffic, help a neighbor, whatever is needed.” READ MORE
"Heart to Heart Shoot For the Stars" Fundraiser
WHIDBEY ISLAND NOURISHES celebrated their tenth year on South Whidbey on February 11th at a lovely "Heart to Heart Shoot for the Stars" fundraiser. Des Rock and his team at Useless Bay Coffee Company wowed us with an incredible four course meal with Jim Freeman stirring up loads of fun as he emceed the silent and live auctions.
Bouquets of shooting stars to all of the patrons and volunteers who made the annual Heart to Heart event a huge success. Many thanks to Des Rock and team, to the conductor of Fun, Jim Freeman, and to the people who contributed items for the auctions.
Of course, it was our donors who made this a stellar event by showering WIN with contributions to fill our pantry and vending machines as we start another decade of preparing and delivering nutritious meals to the youth on South Whidbey. Together we are ensuring that our kids don't go hungry. WIN and those we serve thank you from depths of our hearts.