Retired Good Cheer chief deserves South Whidbey’s gratitude


I attended Kathy McCabe’s retirement party from Good Cheer this week. As I sat and listened to the folks give testimony to how she has served the community through her work at Good Cheer, to her awesomeness, it occurred to me that many folks probably do not know of her work with the Whidbey Homeless Coalition. Kathy has not only ‘Fed the Hungry,’ she has also helped house the homeless. It was in her office at Good Cheer, in 2014, that the South Whidbey Homeless Coalition was born. Kathy then came on and served on our first board and brought the gift of her compassion and spotless reputation in the community into her work with us.

Our year-round, overnight shelter in Oak Harbor, the Haven, and the House of Hope in Langley have come about because of Kathy McCabe and folks like her who suited up, showed up, and stuck their dang necks out to make this community a place where humane values reign.

We love you, and we thank you Kathy!



More in Letters to the Editor

Letter: Whidbey Habitat for Humanity grateful for all its supporters

Editor, Thank you to our supporters. It has never been more important… Continue reading

Letter: What are Trump’s supporters thinking?

Editor, And speaking of MAGA hats in Langley and elsewhere, it is… Continue reading

Letter: ‘Liberal’ is not a dirty word, despite what Commissioner Hannold said

Editor, It is ironic and disturbing that Commissioner Hannold, in his quest… Continue reading

Letter: Hannold needs to stop dividing those he is representing

Editor, Rick Hannold. A public servant and commissioner. Went to a planning… Continue reading

Letter: Quick, professional EMTs save life after a blood clot emergency

Editor, I would like to thank the local EMTs who helped save… Continue reading

Letter: Commentary on MSNBC’s Morning Joe hit nail on head

Editor, In response to commentary by Donny Deutsch and Mika Brzezinski on… Continue reading

Letter: License plates helping make Admiralty lighthouse a big draw

Editor, There are over 3,500 people cruising around our state with a… Continue reading

Letter: Vote yes to keep parks funded

Editor, On the Aug. 7 ballot South Whidbey voters are being asked… Continue reading

Letter: President Trump has plenty in common with ‘Tricky Dick’ Nixon

Editor, Who were Tricky Dick and Don, the Lying Con? This will… Continue reading

Letter: The county needs stricter rules on fire prevention to prevent danger

Editor, I am concerned about the fire hazard on South Whidbey. Did… Continue reading

Letter: Vote for Rita Latsinova for seat on state’s Court of Appeals

Editor, There is one outstanding candidate running for the Court of Appeals.… Continue reading

Letter: Vote for candidate Dave Paul for state House is a vote for integrity

Editor, Are you feeling we need some political relief — some integrity… Continue reading