Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund
...temporary shelter from medical hardship
The Friends of Friends’ Story
Video courtesy of The Whidbey Institute
Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund is a community-supported fund offering financial help to South Whidbey residents with medically-related expenses they cannot afford to pay. Friends of Friends limits its assistance to those who live in Clinton, Freeland, Langley, and Greenbank neighborhoods.
Friends of Friends serves as a community safety net, easing the burden of unexpected medical expenses. We can help with:
- Prescription or over-the-counter medications
- Visits to health professionals
- Hospitals and laboratory bills
- Ferry tickets and gas vouchers for treatment on the mainland
- Medical supplies and equipment
Friends of Friends is guided by an all-volunteer board and one part-time paid service coordinator who performs intake evaluations and authorizes payment for services.
Friends of Friends was started in 1997. In its first ten years, the organization helped about one thousand people with a little less than $400,000 in medical expenses. Now celebrating its 18th year, FoF has distributed over a million dollars in donations, all raised from within the generous South Whidbey community, to help over 2000 of our neighbors with medical expenses.
Mr. South Whidbey Pageant 2016
Congratulations Kevin Lungren for winning the coveted title of Mr. South Whidbey 2016. It was an amazing evening filled with laughter and unbridled talent! Thank you to all of our brave and gifted contestants (David Mayer, Michael Morgen, Trevor Fleming, Alex Bonesteel, Damian Greene and Kevin Lungren) and to all of our generous supporters and volunteers! Thanks to you, we raised over $28,000 to help our South Whidbey neighbors in need. Enjoy perusing the event photos taken by DavidWelton@davidweltonphoto.com
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The Magic Change Jar
The Magic Change Jar at the Clyde Theater snack bar is periodically dedicated to Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund. The Clyde, Island Athletic Club, Lindsay Communications, and Anonymous match every patron donation up to $250 for each business, turning every dollar placed in that jar into $4 and raising funds for your favorite non-profits on a rotating basis. FoF is grateful to be a recipient of this generous matching fund.