NatureMade Wood Products, is well-known throughout Hoodsport, Washington for creating custom woodworking at its finest, specializing in furniture, shelving, mantels and art. For owner, Caralyn Valdman it’s a real joy to help make beautiful pieces for a home a reality.

Like many other businesses, the pandemic hit especially hard for the business. “We had several months of being shut down during COVID-19,” says Valdman. “And when we reopened, we incurred a good deal of expenses as we worked to comply with new requirements.”

Yet, Valdman and her team looked around town and saw a business that was going through even more and wanted to help. “This pizzeria in Hoodsport came on hard times with a personal crisis as well as the pandemic which greatly limited their seating capacity,” says Valdman. “So we are building wooden benches so they can expand their outdoor dining area in the front of the restaurant.” With Columbia Bank’s paying the cost, NatureMade Wood Products is passing it on to help a fellow business in need.