VANCOUVER (July 15, 2020) — Former state Rep. Tim Probst has written a new book, Joe Lake Journal: The Trail Guide to a Better America After the Corona Crisis. The author, a longtime union supporter, has announced that 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of this book from now through July 21 will be donated to the Foundation for Working Families, a non-profit organization established by the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO and its affiliates to assist union families in Washington state in times of hardship or disaster.
Joe Lake Journal is an inspiring vision of a better America led by love and competence, with a no-nonsense roadmap to get us there. This is the new way forward that millions of Americans have been searching for. Denny Heck recommends Joe Lake Journal to all Americans, saying, “Reading this will ease your mind, lift your soul, and inspire you to rebuild this nation.”
The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest health and economic crisis in a century. People want to know where we will go from here. Joe Lake Journal gives them the summit to aim for and the trail map to get us all there together. It weaves in an allegory of mountain climbing, drawing from Probst’s true experiences in the rugged cascades of Washington state, including the harrowing wilderness adventure he survived with his two young daughters in the mountains near remote Joe Lake. These are brief tales from the wild, tied directly to the nature of the task at hand for American citizens.
Drawing on the author’s decades of professional experience as a state legislator, Senate candidate, governor’s policy advisor, state budget analyst, CEO in the nonprofit sector, and government executive, Joe Lake Journal ties politics, love, economics, and integrity together into a new and compelling path forward for America. It is engaging and easy to read for a broad audience.
Its message: Be ready for a hard climb, prepare, stick together, encourage each other, adapt to adversity, and we will reach the summit.
Purchase a copy of Joe Lake Journal by July 21 to benefit the FFWF. Also, you can make a contribution to FFWF online or mail a check to the Foundation for Working Families, 321 16th Ave. S., Seattle, WA, 98144. The FFWF is a 501(c)(3) organization — federal tax ID 91-1702271 — and all donations are tax-deductible charitable contributions.
Families can apply for FFWF assistance by downloading the FFWF Hardship Assistance Form. Assistance is not restricted to union members and their families, though they are given priority. For more information about the FFWF, email Karen White or call her at 360-570-5169.