An annual event since 2003, Tacoma Fire Department supported the YWCA Women's Shelter. Firefighters and YWCA staff created a human supply chain to unload and stock more than 3,500 pounds of non-perishable staples, toiletries and infant care items that TFD employees donated to help support program participants in the coming months.
"In some ways, both of our teams work as first responders. We see tragedy, crisis and sometimes the worst of human nature. But partnering together to make people's lives better is truly what this season is about; it is a reflection of the best of human nature," said Karin White-Tautfest, Director of Shelter and Advocacy Services.
Established in 1906, the YWCA Pierce County has devoted over a century to creating opportunity and safety for women and children in our community. A forerunner in the domestic violence service provision field, the YWCA established Washington State's first domestic violence shelter in 1976.