Sunday, February 26, 2017

Help Wanted at the Rainier Emergency Food Center

I am Phyllis Heinselman of the Rainier Emergency Food Center, located at 11318 Vail Cutoff Rd SE.

I’m reaching out for someone, with computer skills, to volunteer 
on Wednesday from 9 AM to Noon.

We are the largest food bank in Thurston County. We serve over 180 families a week from 9:30 AM to Noon every Wednesday and Saturday.  We are here to serve the public and make coming here a pleasant experience for our clients, going through a rough time.  

This volunteer position would be sitting at the intake desk and entering the clients information into the computer; tracking their visits and commodity bags.  Where this isn’t a difficult job, it is a demanding one.  If you have time and are that special person who would like to help us please contact Nancy Decker at:  

(360) 280-7326 Cell or email her at:

Visit our website at:

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Gardening Project at Rainier Community Garden

Below is a flyer from Angie at the Rainier Community Garden:

Thanks for any help we can get in getting the word out about our garden pallet project. I already have all the pallets, seeds, and fabric.... soil comes Thursday. So we are all set, except for the people. 

Angie Karnes
Agriculture Educator
Rainier High School

Sunday, February 5, 2017

NOTICE: Senior Center Snow Closure Mon Feb 6, 2017

We had about 6" of snow here in Rainier at about 6 PM.  It has been snowing steadily and the forecast is for 3 - 4 more inches of snow, so the Rainier Senior Center will be closed tomorrow.

There will be NO LUNCH tomorrow!!!  We look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday, after the snow melts away...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Senior Citizen Property Tax Relief Increased:

Property Tax Relief increased for Senior Citizens, Disabled Persons and 100% Disabled Veterans

After pursuing expansion of this program for several years, the Legislature passed SB5186 in June of 2015, which increases household income thresholds by $5,000 in each section of this program.
This link takes you to our updated Taxpayer Information Bulletin which reflects these recent changes.
Click here to