Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund
...temporary shelter from medical hardship
The Friends of Friends’ Story
Video courtesy of The Whidbey Institute
Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund is a community-supported fund offering financial help to South Whidbey residents with medically-related expenses they cannot afford to pay. Friends of Friends limits its assistance to those who live in Clinton, Freeland, Langley, and Greenbank neighborhoods.
Friends of Friends serves as a community safety net, easing the burden of unexpected medical expenses. We can help with:
- Prescription or over-the-counter medications
- Visits to health professionals
- Hospitals and laboratory bills
- Ferry tickets and gas vouchers for treatment on the mainland
- Medical supplies and equipment
Friends of Friends is guided by an all-volunteer board and one part-time paid service coordinator who performs intake evaluations and authorizes payment for services.
Friends of Friends was started in 1997. In its first ten years, the organization helped about one thousand people with a little less than $400,000 in medical expenses. Now celebrating its 16th year, FoF has distributed over a million dollars in donations, all raised from within the generous South Whidbey community, to help over 2000 of our neighbors with medical expenses.
Mr. South Whidbey Pageant
Mr. SW online donations must be submitted by midnight Pacific Time the Friday before the event.
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The Magic Change Jar
In May and June of 2013, the Magic Change Jar on the Clyde Theater snackbar was dedicated to Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund. The Clyde, Island Athletic Club, and Lindsay Communications, and Anonymous matched every patron donation up to $250 for each business, turning every dollar put in that jar into $4 and raising $1,364 for FoF.