Yelm Community Relief Fund

Although there have been a lot of changes to our community because of COVID-19, the support our citizens and leaders show each other remains the same. We are proud to share with you the “Yelm Community Relief Fund”. This is a new, privately funded financial support opportunity established by Nicki and JW Foster, Mayor of YelmAmerica's Credit Union (ACU) and TOGETHER! to provide some immediate relief to residents struggling financially during this pandemic. The purpose of this fund is to help Yelm community members pay their basic bills like, rent, utilities, phone, etc, while waiting for unemployment benefits and the CARES Act stimulus checks to arrive.

Community members may direct donations to any America’s Credit Union (ACU) branch and online at:, with the notation that it is for the “Yelm Community Relief Fund”. ACU will then provide the funds to “Together!” for distribution based on applications for assistance through this on-line form 

There have been almost 100 applicants, but a lot of funds are still needed in order to help everyone in need. Any amount you can donate will make a great impact for the residents in our community. As always stay tuned and stay healthy!

The chart below shows the most up to date numbers...

Current Balance: 


Total  Given:

$961.20 (as of 4/21)

Total Raised: 


Total applicants:


Total requested in $:


Average Cost of Request:


Requests Funded:

3 (as of $/21)

Average Cost of Award:


Cap for Award:

$500 (per month)

% current YCS families: