Vote now to help a Pasco nonprofit receive $25,000 from Windermere Foundation

Tri-City Herald Staff WriterMarch 18, 2014 

A Pasco-based charity is the finalist for the Windermere Foundation Charity Challenge.

But Tri-Citians need to vote on Facebook each day from now to April 4 for Community Action Connections to have a chance at winning.

The Pasco charity is competing with other charities from Wenatchee, Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Helena, Mont. for $25,000.00 from the Windermere Foundation. Whoever gets the most votes will receive the donation from the foundation.

Windermere Real Estate/Tri-Cities of Kennewick recently submitted seven local charities to compete in the $125,000 challenge, which is being split between five regions. Community Action Connections was chosen to compete for the $25,000 prize, but all seven of the local nonprofits will benefit from a $12,000 donation by Windermere Real Estate-Kennewick.

“We need to vote every day,” said Dave Retter, Windermere Real Estate/Tri-Cities of Kennewick owner and broker.

The other six charities are Safe Harbor Crisis and Nursery, My Friends Place, Elijah Family Homes, Tri-City Union Gospel Mission, Therapeutic Innovations and Recovery, also called Ken and Teresa’s Place and the Tri-Cities Diaper Bank.

Community Action Connections was formerly named the Benton Franklin Community Action Committee, and its former name is what is listed on the Facebook voting.

To vote, go to and click on the Charity Challenge. Or vote by going to

Check back later for updates.

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