Olympic Hot Tub’s annual fundraiser helps local frontline workers
Every April since 2017, Olympic Hot Tub in Seattle hosts its Honoring Heroes fundraiser to give back to the community the company has been a part of for more than 40 years. This year, proceeds were designated for the Washington State Nurses Emergency Assistance Fund, which provides emergency assistance grants to nurses who experience illness, injury, disability or other crises that cause financial strain.
“Nurses have been battling this pandemic every single day,” says Don Riling, president of Olympic Hot Tub. “We were disturbed to discover this very important program was out of funds. It made the foundation our obvious beneficiary for this year’s Honoring Heroes event.”
Olympic donated a portion of the profits from each Hot Spring Spa, Freeflow Spa, xStream Swim Spa and Covana cover sold in April to help replenish funds for this critical program. The retailer also encouraged its patrons, staff and community to donate directly to the fund. The donation goal was set at $22,000, but Olympic raised $45,050.
“The Washington State Nurses Foundation is overwhelmed with the generosity of Olympic Hot Tub and their support of our Nurses Emergency Assistance program,” says Sarah Glass, president of the WSNF board of trustees. “Their partnership with the Foundation will help many nurses who have been adversely affected during the COVID pandemic. We are truly grateful.”