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  • Writer's pictureGretchen Schmidt

5% To Charity - Western Washington Medical Services Emergency Communications

I care about what you care about, and I'm putting my money where your heart is! I'm donating 5% of every commission to each client's favorite charity.

Showcasing Chris's Choice - Western Washington Medical Services Emergency Communications

I met Chris at my open house in North Bend last year. He had decided to downsize and live closer to the activities he enjoys. We found an awesome new construction townhouse in North Bend near all the mountain biking and hiking trails he loves. Once he moved in, we sold his home in Sammamish.

When I asked him which charity he would like me support he chose the Western Washington Medical Services Emergency Communications because as a retired physician and amateur radio operator, he knows that communication is essential in the event of a disaster.

After the San Francisco Bay Area Loma Prieta earthquake, a group of avid amateur radio operators and emergency hospital staff realized how vulnerable hospitals were to a loss of communications. So in 1990, they organized as a division of ARES(Amateur Radio Emergency Service) in King County. Later, they were asked to expand to the entire Western Washington and also became a 501(c)3 organization. Their mission is to provide communications support to the major hospital systems when all other forms of communications fail, via the analog and digital forms of the Amateur Radio Bands. As our world seems to be hit with more disasters, I am so thankful for the service that this organization provides. If you'd like to learn more about WWMSEC, you can visit:

When you buy or sell with me, you can support your favorite school, social justice organization, food bank, un-housed neighbor program, veteran group, or anything else you care about. How great is that? What will you choose?

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