Some people dread their birthdays – not Bellwether Housing Board Member Rebekah Bastian. In celebration of her upcoming 40th birthday, Rebekah launched her “$40K for 40 families in 40 days!” campaign on Facebook. The name of her effort reflects the fact that Bellwether is $40,000 away from completing our Comforts of Home Campaign, aimed at raising the funds to furnish and outfit 40 apartments at Arbora Court for families transitioning out of homelessness.
Rebekah’s goal is ambitious, but she’s already making remarkable progress towards it. Zillow, where Rebekah is the VP of Community & Culture, collaborated with Pearl Jam’s Home Shows to donate $20,000 towards the Comforts of Home Campaign. Pearl Jam is using their first hometown shows in five years to shine a light on the homelessness crisis in Seattle and solutions to it. Part of that effort includes donating to local non-profits like Bellwether that are working to solve our region’s affordable housing and homelessness crises. The Home Shows’ donation combined with the $11,351 that Rebekah’s friends have already donated puts her 78% of the way to her $40,000 goal. You can help Rebekah reach her goal by donating to her fundraiser on Facebook here before August 10th.