"It's all about what Harrington has given to me. It's the sense of belonging, the feeling of home and support from all the people there," Janis shares.
Growing up in small, rural communities offers unique interconnectedness and support, deeply shaping the lives of people who live there.
Raised in Oakesdale, Washington, Larry Stanley decided to launch the Oakesdale Community Fund in December 2021 to preserve what makes the town he grew up in so special.
Just over eighty miles from Oakesdale, Janis Miller grew up among the swaying wheat fields of her family’s farm in Harrington, instilled with a heritage of deep appreciation for the land and for the people in her community. Inspired by Larry’s idea to create a community fund, Janis launched the Hearts in Harrington Fund to support her cherished hometown, too.
“It’s all about what Harrington has given to me; it’s the sense of belonging, the feeling of home and support from all the people there,” Janis shares.