We’re passionate about helping people in any way we can.
WSE donates at least 10% of our profits annually and consistently volunteers in Seattle and around the world. Here are just some of the ways we are happy to have helped.
Corporate Financial Support
In addition to serving individually and as a group, WSE is committed to providing financial support to organizations and projects that serve our community. In 2021, WSE continued to support long term partners Bread of Life Mission and the Rwanda Faith Academy, as well as supporting flood recovery efforts in Whatcom County. In past years, WSE has also supported various organizations including the Northern Colorado Immigrant and Refugee Center, The Seattle Times Fund for the Needy, AEE Rwanda, Antioch Counseling and Treatment Services, Medical Relief International, UW Concrete Canoe Team, Vashon Pony League Baseball, Camp Berachah, King Country Sexual Assault Resource Center, the Bel Pres Alternative Gift Market, the short term missions program at Resonate Church, and a number of other projects. We’re grateful to be able to partner with these organizations as they provide critical services in our local community and abroad. In addition to corporate funding we encourage our staff to contribute to community service organizations and WSE provides matching funds when possible.
Jubilee Reach Service Day
In October 2021, the Seattle area employees spent the day volunteering with Jubilee Reach to assist an elderly homeowner with home and yard maintenance. WSE employees cleared blackberry bushes, repaired a fence, trimmed trees and other tasks.
Rwanda Faith Academy and AEE – Kigali, Rwanda
In November 2016 Larry and Marissa Karpack traveled to Kigali, Rwanda and visited the Rwanda Faith Academy. They also toured several mission projects of African Evangelistic Enterprise. WSE has become a sponsor of the Rwanda Faith Academy and helped construct a new school building with 3 classrooms. Our intent is to continue work with the school over the coming years to help improve early childhood education education in Rwanda.
Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build – Anchorage, Alaska
On May 1st, Shaina Sabatine and Sarah Eberhart travelled to Anchorage, Alaska for a week-long Habitat for Humanity build trip. Shaina and Sarah volunteered their time working on Habitat homes in various stages of construction. This trip was also special because it was part of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program which encourages women who want to learn construction skills to help build homes and communities. As part of this program, Shaina and Sarah participated in discussions with local female volunteers and Habitat recipients concerning poverty issues especially as they affect women.
Kayak Patrol Cleanup – Lake Union, Seattle
WSE joined the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance for their weekly Kayak Patrol on Lake Union. In two hours, WSE staff members collected over 60 lbs of garbage along the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Lake Union shoreline. It was a beautiful day for paddling around Lake Union while serving the community by helping to keep our waterways clean.
Emergency Feeding Program – Seattle
Watershed Science & Engineering returned to the Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle and King County again this year. On October 16th we helped pack more than 100 bags of food, sorted over 10 tons of canned goods, and restocked the warehouse shelves at the Renton facility. Our entire staff was there as well as several family members. The food we sorted was donated to the program during the recent Mayor’s Food Drive. The Emergency Feeding Program serves food banks, schools, churches, and other organizations by supplying 14 different varieties of non-perishable emergency grocery bags. We encourage you to check out the program at www.emergencyfeeding.org and consider how you might support this really great organization.
WSE considers community service to be a key part of our mission. In addition to office wide events like the one mentioned here, we are excited to provide each of our employees with paid leave to work on community service activities that are of interest to them. These include both local and global activities.
Bread of Life Mission – Seattle
Watershed Science & Engineering performed another group Community Service activity on April 19th & 20th. We worked at the Bread of Life Mission right here in Pioneer Square. First, our staff toured the mission building, and learned more about the Bread of Life and their many life-changing services. We then split up into two teams, one serving lunch on the 19th and the other serving lunch on the 20th. In total, we helped serve lunch to over 300 people. The Bread of Life Mission has been feeding Seattle’s hungry & vulnerable for 73 years. In addition to the meals they serve daily, the Mission operates a day & night shelter, men & women’s recovery programs, and a local box lunch catering business for the Seattle Business District. Learn more about these programs and ways you can be involved through their website: www.breadoflifemission.org. We continue to help serve lunch at the Bread of Life Mission twice each month, and look forward to remaining involved with them well into the future.
Emergency Feeding Program – Seattle
Watershed Science & Engineering held our first Community Service Day on October 3rd. We worked at the Emergency Feeding Program for Seattle and King County. Our entire staff was there as well as some family members. Together we sorted more than 14 tons of food that were donated to the program during the recent Mayor’s Food Drive. The Emergency Feeding Program serves food banks, schools, churches, and other organizations by supplying 14 different varieties of non-perishable emergency grocery bags. We encourage you to check out the program at www.emergencyfeeding.org and consider how you might support this really great organization.