HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 98-4690, by Representative Buck


      WHEREAS, The Washington Contract Loggers Association organized the Log-A-Load For Kids Program in 1995 to raise money to allow children's hospitals located across the state of Washington to continue to accept young patients in need of medical care, regardless of their ability to pay; and

      WHEREAS, Log-A-Load For Kids is an annual, state-wide event sponsored by the Washington Contract Loggers Association, whereby loggers and others within the timber community donate their proceeds from a load of logs, approximately five hundred dollars per load, to benefit various children's hospitals across the state of Washington; and

      WHEREAS, The Log-A-Load For Kids Program has collected over sixty-two thousand dollars during the last two years, by way of the Children's Miracle Network Telethon, a tribute to the hard-working Washington state loggers, foresters, manufacturers, suppliers, and others within the timber industry, whose generous contributions mean so much to the health and well-being of Washington's children; and

      WHEREAS, The money raised benefits children's hospitals located all across the state of Washington, including, Seattle Children's Hospital, Deaconess Medical Center, Deer Park Health Center and Hospital, Holy Family Hospital in Spokane, Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville, Regional Center for Child Abuse and Neglect, Saint Joseph's Hospital in Chewelah, Saint Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, Sacred Heart Medical Center, and Valley Hospital and Medical Center; and

      WHEREAS, All funds raised by the Log-A-Load For Kids Program return to the local community, with a total of ninety-eight percent of the money donated going to enable the various hospitals to continue providing necessary medical care to children who are unable to pay for the necessary treatment;

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize the Log-A-Load For Kids Program for its outstanding contribution to the various communities across the state of Washington and to the state itself; and

      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to the Washington Contract Loggers Association and the Children's Miracle Network.



      I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

       Resolution 4690 adopted by the Rules Committee of the

                     House of Representatives

                         February 3, 1998.



                  Timothy A. Martin, Chief Clerk