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Clark County Point in Time count, resource fair delayed due to virus

January 24, 2022, 5:24pm Churches & Religion

The Council for the Homeless’ annual Project Homeless Connect and the national Point in Time count have been rescheduled for Feb. 24 due to surging omicron outbreaks in Clark County. Read story

Columbia Land Trust director to retire this year

January 19, 2022, 5:54pm Clark County News

Glenn Lamb, Columbia Land Trust’s executive director of 32 years, will be stepping down from the position this year, according to a statement released Wednesday. Columbia Land Trust is a… Read story

Burgerville customers can Warm Hearts

January 20, 2022, 6:04am Business

Burgerville is participating in Clark Public Utilities’ Operation Warm Heart this year, a program designed to help families in crisis pay their electric heating bills. It is the seventh year Burgerville has participated in the program. Read story

ZoomInfo employees raise $2M for program

January 14, 2022, 6:04am Business

Vancouver-based ZoomInfo announced on Tuesday that its employees raised over $2 million during the 2021 Winter Donation Drive. Read story

Samantha Forrester, a social worker with Catholic Community Services and director of Bertha's Place and Bertha's Too, looks over a couple's room at Bertha's Place, a new homeless shelter for women, couples and people over 55 that is operated out of the former Howard Johnson hotel near Vancouver Mall. The shelter includes 62 shelter beds and is operated by Catholic Community Services of Western Washington. People will be able to stay in the shelter until they're able to find long-term, sustainable housing.

New Vancouver homeless shelters Bertha’s Place, Bertha’s Too add 94 beds for those in need

Samantha Forrester, a social worker with Catholic Community Services and director of Bertha's Place and Bertha's Too, looks over a couple's room at Bertha's Place, a new homeless shelter for women, couples and people over 55 that is operated out of the former Howard Johnson hotel near Vancouver Mall. The shelter includes 62 shelter beds and is operated by Catholic Community Services of Western Washington. People will be able to stay in the shelter until they're able to find long-term, sustainable housing.

January 13, 2022, 6:01am Churches & Religion

Two new homeless shelters that house women, couples and people over 55 have recently opened in Clark County. Read story

Volunteer Jill Karmy sorts through donated school supplies Monday afternoon while helping at the clothing pop-up shop for Afghan refugees at Friends of the Carpenter.

Clark County organizations start pop-up shop to help Afghan refugees

Volunteer Jill Karmy sorts through donated school supplies Monday afternoon while helping at the clothing pop-up shop for Afghan refugees at Friends of the Carpenter.

January 5, 2022, 6:02am Churches & Religion

Afghan refugees often arrive in Clark County with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Some come alone. Others come as families, from a multi-generational family of 12, to a single mother and her two daughters. Whatever their circumstances, Lutheran Community Services Northwest resettles them. The organization has… Read story

Client Uriah Schlosser of Vancouver keeps out of the cold as he takes a seat at the St. Paul Lutheran Church warming shelter Wednesday afternoon.

Clark County churches, nonprofits work to keep homeless out of the cold

Client Uriah Schlosser of Vancouver keeps out of the cold as he takes a seat at the St. Paul Lutheran Church warming shelter Wednesday afternoon.

December 30, 2021, 6:00am Churches & Religion

Uriah Schlosser, 33, has metal in his hip, wrist and jaw — remnants from surgery he had following a car accident. Now, freezing weather causes him severe pain. Read story

The Salvation Army of Vancouver is experiencing a steep down-turn in donations its their annual red-kettle campaign.

Salvation Army of Vancouver sees 40% drop in donations

The Salvation Army of Vancouver is experiencing a steep down-turn in donations its their annual red-kettle campaign.

December 25, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

The Salvation Army of Vancouver Red Kettle campaign — the annual holiday fundraiser where volunteers collect monetary donations outside of grocery stores and other businesses — is seeing 40 percent fewer donations compared with last year. Read story

Volunteer Carl Utter keeps in step with shelter dog, Cowboy, while helping out at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington on Wednesday morning.

Volunteers find holiday cheer at Humane Society in Vancouver on Christmas Day

Volunteer Carl Utter keeps in step with shelter dog, Cowboy, while helping out at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington on Wednesday morning.

December 25, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Work of caring for homeless animals goes on 365 days of the year at Humane Society Read story

Vigil attendees hold candles and listen to speakers Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church during a candlelight vigil honoring those who died while experiencing homelessness.

Clark County groups hold candlelight vigil to remember those lost to homelessness

Vigil attendees hold candles and listen to speakers Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church during a candlelight vigil honoring those who died while experiencing homelessness.

December 22, 2021, 1:12pm Clark County News

On Tuesday night, Adam Kravitz stood in front of St. Paul Lutheran Church in downtown Vancouver with tears in his eyes. Read story