The Edmonds Chamber Foundation is proud to announce another recipient of their disaster recovery grant program called the WISH Fund.

In the early hours of September 11th a fire broke out at the Plum Tree Plaza in Edmonds.  The 3-alarm blaze engulfed and destroyed several businesses, smoke and water damaged all others.  In total, there are 14 businesses in the Plum Tree Plaza who are all affected to different degrees.

Qin Xi’an Noodles was one of those most impacted by the blaze.  The costs to repair the damages, replace equipment, and pay insurance deductibles is not easy for any small business to absorb.

“The Edmonds Chamber Foundation is saddened to see so many great local businesses hurt by this tragic fire.” said Lillyan Hendershot, president of the Edmonds Chamber Foundation board.  “We hope this $1,000 grant will assist Qin Xi’an Noodles in starting to rebuild and recover from this tragedy.”

“The Edmonds Chamber Foundation has capacity to provide three (3) WISH Fund grants immediately, but our hope is to provide grants to all fourteen (14) businesses in the Plum Tree Plaza.” said Greg Urban, President & CEO of the Edmonds Chamber.  “We desperately need the public’s assistance to raise more funds.  Donations to the Edmonds Chamber Foundation (501c3) are tax deductible and will assist in providing WISH Fund grants to these business owners.”

Thank you to a generous community who donate to the Edmonds Chamber Foundation supporting local scholarships and the WISH Fund.  To donate or learn more about the WISH Fund, visit:

Photo (Left to Right)  Greg Urban (Edmonds Chamber), Janelle Cass (Chamber – board member), Yusuf Hansia (Chamber Foundation – board member), Erica Sugg (Edmonds Chamber),  Anne Penny (Chamber Foundation – board member), Bufeng Gao (holding check – Qin – owner), Ralph Sanders (Chamber – board member), Yanlin Li (Qin), Joanna Tien (Qin), Will Chen (Chamber – board member), Robert Ha, Nancy Ekrem (Chamber – board member),  Lillyan Hendershot (Chamber Foundation – president), Adrienne Frayel-Monillas (Chamber – board member, City Council) 

About the WISH Fund 

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 under-insured, or the damages are less than their deductible.

The WISH Fund is in keeping with the Chamber Foundation’s mission to support the economic, recreational, and educational interests of the Edmonds area business community and its citizens.  The WISH Fund will be able to quickly respond to requests under $1,000, with larger requests subject to the availability of funds and a more thorough application process.

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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Our mission is to organize activities and present family-oriented events in Edmonds that appeal to residents, attract visitors, and increase community engagement. The Edmonds Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, was chartered in 2011 and serves the entire Edmonds community. The organization is focused on three main areas: community-building events, community clean up and scholarships.