Chilkat Valley News - Serving Haines and Klukwan, Alaska since 1966

You are the wind in our SAILs


September 27, 2018

I would like to thank this amazing community for your support of Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) and some our community’s most vulnerable citizens- seniors and people with disabilities. The generosity and support of our friends and neighbors is nothing short of inspiring! Last year SAIL helped 93 individuals by promoting options to live as active, productive and involved citizens. We also serve the Chilkat Valley through our Community Loan Closet- loaning medical equipment like walkers and shower stools and adaptive technology like “pocket talkers” free of charge. Last year SAIL loaned items to 66 Haines households. A special appreciation goes to Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for their grant supporting SAIL’s Last Resort Fund (LRF). This fund helps individuals maintain or improve their independence when no other options exist. The LRF provided 15 small grants that made huge impacts. Simple items like grab bars, magnifiers and hearing devices were common requests that helped immeasurably. For one resident, an apartment security deposit made it possible to move off the streets for the first time in years. In addition to CVCF I would like to thank Lutak Lumber, Mountain Market and Howser’s IGA for their longtime generosity to SAIL Haines. SAIL is also supported by dozens of local businesses through in-kind contributions and we couldn’t do the work we do without you! Finally, thank you to the 42 households who have made generous gifts to the SAIL Haines program in the past year. SAIL will honor your gifts with integrity.

Sierra Jimenez

SAIL Program Director


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