Support in wake of Crestline fire keeps pouring in



Cascade Park — The Vancouver-area community — from businesses to individuals — continues to support Evergreen Public Schools after Crestline Elementary burned down this month, displacing more than 500 students. The following are just some of the donations made so far. If you know of other examples of community contributions for Crestline, email details to

• Umpqua Bank is contributing $2,500 to purchase books. It is accepting donations of school supplies at its Clark County locations. A donation account was also created at its downtown location, 1400 Washington St.

• Fifth-graders at Vancouver’s Peter S. Ogden Elementary held a “Quarters for Crestline” fundraiser. Students brought in quarters to buy paper schoolhouses to decorate and display at their school. The kids raised $329.

• Camas’ Furuno USA donated 360 binders and 144 backpacks. Money from Furuno employees was used to buy the bags. The company also gave $500.

• Vancouver’s Share charity delivered 38 food packs to Crestline students in the Backpack Program. Share volunteers also dropped off several bags of school supplies.

• Vancouver Firefighters Union IAFF Local 452 donated $5,000 to the Evergreen School District Foundation.

• Wells Fargo Bank is donating $5,000 to the Evergreen School District Foundation.

• Burgerville raised nearly $6,835 from donation drives at its local restaurants. It also collected enough school supplies from its customers to fill two SUVs.

• Students at Cornerstone Christian School in Vancouver donated a carload of supplies, including paper, crayons and backpacks. A Feb. 15 donation assembly also gathered about 300 books.