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June 19, 2014

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NONPROFIT BRIEFS Thursday, June 19, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-5 North Mason workshop focuses on nonprofits Charitable nonprofit organization training is the topic of the first Neighborhood Network educational workshop presented by the North Mason Chamber of Commerce from noon to 1 p.m. June 20 at the Theler Community Center, 22871 N.E. state Route 3, Belfair. The speakers are Greg Allen and Susan Blanch- ett, agents for the Washington state Gambling Com- mission. The workshops are free to chamber mem- bers, and $25 for visitors. To make a reservation, call or email Stepha- nie Rowland at 275-4267, ext. 16, or Stephanie@ northmasonchamber.com. Shelter closed for business during move The Mason County Shelter is moving to its new location at 71 Sargison Loop, and will be closed for business from June 17 until July 1. Anyone who wants to help move the shelter can call 427-6919. The agency will keep that phone num- ber, but it may be out of order while it is closed for business. Online food preservation class offered by WSU Washington State University Extension is offer- ing a new online food preservation program called Preserve the Taste of Summer. The class is a series of eight online lessons for beginning and veteran canners. The lessons pro- vide the most current U.S. Department of Agricul- ture approved food preservation recommendations. The topics include food safety, the basics of canning and specific food preservation methods. A certifi- cate is awarded at the end of the course. To participate, you need a computer that was made in the past five years and a stable Internet connection. The cost for the series is $25. For more information, call Lisa Dewall at 427-9670, ext. 680, or Jeanne Rehwaldt at 427-9670, ext. 688. To register, go to preservesummer.cahnrs.wsu. edu. Wanted: Habitat for Humanity families for 2014 Habitat for Humanity of Mason County is ac- cepting applications for families for homes being built in 2014. The homes are sold to partner families at no profit, and are financed through low-interest or no- interest loans. To be eligible, the family must have lived in Mason County for at least one year, be willing to work together with Habitat for Humanity, have a steady gross income of 30 percent to 60 percent of the current median for Mason County, be willing to provide 400 hours of sweat equity as a down payment toward the new home and be in need of a safe living environment. For an application or to get more information, call Habitat for Humanity of Mason County at 426-8134 or go to its website. Shelton Relay for Life event next week The Relay for Life of Shelt0n will begin at 4 p.m. June 27 and continue into June 28 at Highclimber Stadium at Shelton High School. As of Tuesday, 39 teams and 281 participants had raised $32,068.93. For more information, go to relayforlife.org. Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks RIDER SURVEY: Tell Us How You Use MTA Take the survey at masontransit.org Survey available June 23.28 only Questions? Call 360-426-9434 or 800-3743747