Astound Broadband Powered by Wave this week donated a total of $65,000 to two local area nonprofits.
Astound gave $20,000 to the Whidbey Veterans Resource Center and $45,000 to the Stanwood-Camano YMCA.
Astound Broadband Powered by Wave has been part of the area’s community for years, as an employer and a provider of fiber optic internet connectivity for thousands of consumers and businesses throughout Northwest Washington.
The company’s grant program helps support the missions of nonprofits that do work in line with broader values that Astound supports – literacy opportunities, mentorship programs for youth, housing, food security and social services for all.
“For veterans and their families in our communities, this contribution will further our ongoing mission to connect, educate, and serve,” said Dana Sawyers, programs and operations manager for Whidbey Veterans Resource Center. “Island County has the highest number of veterans per capita in the state, as well as an older population, so helping veterans access VA health care and other benefits is extremely important in our area.”
Kevin Stamey, senior director of operations for Astound Broadband Powered by Wave, said the organizations represented the best of the Northwest.
“We want to thank both the Whidbey Veterans Resource Center and the Stanwood-Camano YMCA for their dedication and hard work in providing critical services for the community,” he said. “We look forward to continuing to support organizations that provide essential services as well as a sense of belonging and inclusion.”