Patriot readers answering editor’s call to action

More than $700 raised in first two weeks.

The Stevenson quints are almost a year older since this photo was taken



When the challenge was issued to the Bremerton Patriot’s readers to help Mike and Courtnee Stevenson gather enough money to finish their dream home for their six children, expectations were low to say the least.

A $100 or $200 would have surpassed those expectations, but the outpouring of support from the community since last Saturday has simply been overwhelming. Letters and donations have been flooding into the Patriot office reminiscent of the two inches of water that almost put the Patriot out of commission during the Dec. 7, 2007 deluge.

Because of the growing abundance of community support, each donation will be listed on the front page instead of the editorial page as a way to thank each and every one who chips in to make the Stevensons’ dream come true.

An account is being set up at West Sound Bank as Editor’s Challenge and although the first two weeks were a success, much more is needed to complete the house. More details on the account will be available next week.

Donations can still be made to Editor’s Challenge at any West Sound Bank location

For more information about how you can help, call (360) 782-1581 or e-mail

Here are the

donations through Thursday morning:

• $25 Al and Hazel Colvin

• $10 Marcella Veeder

• $5 Debbie Streutker

• $50 Agency Insurance Center (April N. Fleming)

• $50 Bremerton Insurance Center (Pat Patterson)

• $5 Anonymous

• $40 TM Sports (Tracy and Bryan McConaughy)

• $100 Anonymous

• $10 Nestorio and Milagros Bartolome

• $5 Cindy Erps

• $10 Diane B. Purdy

• $50 Boston Bagel Deli & Pizza (Cheryl and Don Stauff)

Total as of Jan. 17: $740. Running total: $740.

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