Washington Foundation Makes Multi-Year Award To Camp Postcard
BILLINGS - The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation (the Foundation) has awarded $5,000 this year for the Volunteers of America Northern Rockies Camp POSTCARD (Peace Officers Striving to Create and Reinforce Dreams) and pledged $2,500 for Camp POSTCARD 2016.
We believe Camp POSTCARD is a worthy investment in our youth, our law enforcement officers who are committed to Camp and, ultimately, to their communities, said Mike Halligan. executive director of the Foundation. The Foundation supports organizations that have accurately identified needs and have successfully and consistently worked to provide life-changing opportunities within our focus areas. We place a special emphasis on organizations primarily serving youth and those that exhibit strong community support.”
The Camp is structured to build a trusting and longstanding rapport between the children who attend Camp and the counselors. The counselors are law enforcement and school resource officers from the children’s respective counties. The premise is that these relationships, which are established early in the youths’ lives, will prevent future at-risk behavior and subsequent negative lifelong consequences.
We are extremely grateful for the support of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation and its recognition for the importance of Camp POSTCARD for youth leadership and development, said Dan Burkhart, VOA divisional director, development, Montana.
Volunteers of America is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing services to the needy that will help them rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Their services include children’s programs, Veteran services, affordable housing for seniors, substance abuse treatment, services for the homeless, correctional services, and community enhancement projects.