KC HELP activity in Kitsap County has exceeded our initial expectations when we began our work here in 2019. Our performance metrics over the past 4 years provide insight on how valuable this resource is to our community. Over the course of 2023, as a custodian of community resources entrusted to us, KC HELP returned over $1,000,000 in DME value to our community. Since 2019, we have returned over $2.2 million in equipment costs to the community.
The value was determined by approximate used prices.
KC HELP assisted over 1,800 of our neighbors in 2023, which was 800 more than we helped in 2022, and more than twice as many as in 2021:
KC HELP provided almost 3,600 individual pieces of DME to those 1,800 people in 2023:
KC HELP clientele encompasses the entirety of Kitsap County and, in some cases well beyond. We have reached people as far north as Marysville, Port Angeles to the west, Seattle to the east, and Vancouver, WA to the south. As expected, our new presence in Bremerton at St. Vincent de Paul allowed us to expand our reach further into Gig Harbor, Belfair, and Shelton while we saw significant growth in Central and South Kitsap.