The owners of Mike's Car Wash and Detail in Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island, represent the best of prosperous local business owners. Mike Brooks and Jeanne Benton, co-owners of Mike's, have long believed that they should further their community in their professional and personal lives. In many ways, they have helped local causes - Fishline has been one of the grateful recipients of this extraordinary generosity.
Mike's donates thousands of dollars each year to assist Fishline in its work. When we asked for sponsors to match donations during our fundraising drive last year, Mike's Car Wash and Detail stepped forward and helped assure a successful campaign. For them, giving is personal - it is about helping the people closest to you. "We see how much Fishline provides for local people, people in our community", says Jeanne Benton, "Helping friends and neighbors is what it's all about for us."
Not content with assisting us with dollars alone, Jeanne has been an extraordinary and long-term volunteer for many years. She has a regular shift, Wednesday evening (which can sometimes be the hardest to staff), she fills in when someone can't make it other days, she helps us do our accounting and during the holidays, she assists with our Toy Shop as a program manager. Quietly, and with excellence, Jeanne can be relied upon to help Fishline in the ways we most need the help.
Mike Brooks and Jeanne Benton are clearly community members who express their commitment through generous and needed service, as individuals and as business owners. Because of their support of the Fishline mission, we have selected them as our Community Partner of the Month for May. Jeanne said that it was an honor to be chosen as Fishline's Community Partner of the month, but clearly it's an honor for us to be partnered with such an extraordinary business. She added, "We are blessed to live in such a caring community and are thankful we can support all the good works that Fishline provides." Mike and Jeanne -- we are grateful that our community includes such special people!
Please visit and "like" Mike's Car Wash and Detail on Facebook. Their business address is 19774 7th Ave NE, Poulsbo and their phone number is (360) 697-1144.