Pear Tree Consignment receives WISH Fund to cover burglary losses


Last updated 6/25/2020 at 9:13am

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce

Christine Poirier, owner of Pear Tree Consignment in Edmonds.

The Edmonds Chamber Foundation has made a grant of $1,000 – part of its heir disaster recovery grant program called the WISH Fund – to an Edmonds business that was burglarized.

This month, Pear Tree Consignment was the victim of an overnight business burglary, chamber President and CEO Greg Urban, who said computers, cash box, and merchandise were stolen.

"The Edmonds Chamber Foundation is saddened to see an Edmonds business fall victim to burglary," said Lillyan Hendershot, president of the Edmonds Chamber Foundation board. "We hope this $1,000 grant will assist Pear Tree Consignment in covering the loss or insurance deductible so that they may be made whole again."

"I'm so thankful to Greg Urban and his team at the Edmonds Chamber & Foundation for providing this WISH grant," said Pear Tree Consignment owner Christine Poirier. "Experiencing a break-in just a week after we reopened has been difficult; this grant will help us to recoup some of the losses. We are also so grateful for the support and kindness we've received from our customers, consignors, and the local businesses, and feel very proud to be part of this amazing community."

For more information on the WISH Fund and to download an application: The fund is supporting both disaster recovery and COVID business-to-business support grants.

The Edmonds Chamber Foundation created the WISH (When Inconvenient Stuff Happens) Fund to help businesses get back on their feet after they experience a theft, disaster or damage. The program is intended to assist in disaster recovery when an incident is not covered by insurance, a business is underinsured, or the damages are less than their deductible.

WISH Fund recipients are chosen by a committee comprised of Chamber Foundation board members and Edmonds Chamber staff. Recipients must apply for the funding, supply necessary documentation, and meet the basic criteria of the fund.

For more information or to donate to the WISH Fund, please visit or contact the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce office at 425-670-1496.


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