Community Service

Community Service Award

2023 - Ingrid "Babs" Marquart of Fourth Corner Elites of Bellingham

Ingrid is the heart and soul of the Fourth Corner Elites of Bellingham having been a member  of the club for over thirty years. She is also a member of the Ferndale Heritage Society, The German Club and has been a volunteer and contributor to many other causes in the Bellingham Area.

2019 - Bill Ward of Auto Angels

Auto Angels is an all volunteer ministry committed to meeting the transportation needs of those within our church community who are unable to meet those needs themselves.

Auto Angels was formed in 2005 after a small group of church members became aware of transportation issues families were having while participating in BelPres outreach programs. The ministry is Christ-centered with every meeting and workday opened in prayer. We profess to being part of God's rescue mission here on earth and strive to be the hands and face of Jesus to those we serve. The services we offer include comprehensive inspections, oil changes, and brake jobs.

Auto Angels operates under the umbrella of the BelPres Missions Department.

2018 - Joel Starr , Dale Newman and Tony Verhey   cruisin2colby,com

They took on the Cruisin' to Colby Car Show and saved it from being cancelled. This car show is held in Everett WA on Memorial Day weekend.

2017 - Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Snohomish County, Steve Meyers

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 6 through 18. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

We partner with parents/guardians volunteers, and others in the community and hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving: higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships; avoidance of risky behaviors; and educational success.