Third District Supv. Chuck Washington asked his board colleagues Tuesday, Nov. 13, to approve the use of Community Improvement Funds for several community service agencies within his district.

The Idyllwild HELP Center is the beneficiary of $2,000. Washington’s memo said the funds would be used for the holiday program and winter support.

HELP Center clients may apply one time per household per calendar year for a $25 gift card to purchase holiday food.

The winter support is for $30 for emergency supplies in anticipation of the coming El Niño and cold temperatures. The money may be used for sandbags, traps and other emergency supplies, according to Washington’s memorandum to the board.

To apply, visit the HELP Center office.