When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."

—Mr. Rogers




This has been an extraordinary time in the 23-year history of LIFRC. Never before have we had to respond to such a sudden, sharp increase in community needs. The onset of the pandemic resulted in a new reality for many islanders, including sudden loss of income, fear of food and housing insecurity, greater need for services tailored to homebound seniors and people with health conditions, and an immediate need for more support during social distancing, especially for isolated families engaged in remote learning.

An outpouring of kindness has made LIFRC's COVID-19 response possible. The exceptional generosity of donors, volunteers and community members has helped our neighbors meet their basic needs, gain access to wellness and mental health services, and receive youth and family support. 

     We are here to help!

  • Household supports​

  • Nourishing food

  • Transportation assistance

  • Access to mental health services 

  • Peer support specialists

  • Health insurance enrollments

  • Youth engagement programs

  • Academic support

      Call (360) 468-4117

      or email info@lifrc.org

This video highlights the movement and the people dedicated to nourishing Lopez. We are deeply grateful to the generous donors who took on this special project when it was most needed. 

A Pandemic Year
Stand Up for Lopez