Using OysterFest proceeds, we were able to contribute to this COVID-19 Pandemic Response Fund in support of the Mason County community. Together we are making a difference in the lives of many.  We received this note from the Community Foundation of South Sound this past week.  
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In March of 2020—recognizing that nonprofits would play a crucial role in caring for Mason County communities, all while facing overwhelming challenges of their own—we joined forces with United Way of Mason County to establish the Mason County Covid-19 Response Fund. Supported by many generous community partners and donors, this collaborative effort raised $154,000 to strengthen Mason County communities through important programs like community food banks and gardens, senior meal programs, and distance learning supports. 
 
After finalizing the last round of funding this month, the Mason County COVID-19 Response fund has closed. Our commitment to a strong and thriving Mason County remains, however, and we look forward to working together with our community partners as we rebuild and well into the future in support of this common goal.