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Give More 24! raises $3.3 million, breaking record

September 24, 2021, 5:39pm Clark County News

When it comes to giving, it seems Southwest Washington is tough to beat. Give More 24! broke its own record this year by bringing in more than $3.3 million in… Read story

Give More 24! fundraiser on pace to get more

September 23, 2021, 6:58pm Clark County News

The Give More 24! annual fundraiser seemed to be on its way to reaching its $3.2 million goal by late Thursday evening. With over 6,100 donors this year and more… Read story

Fallen Clark County soldier to be honored by community

October 12, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

Clark County residents are invited to attend a ceremony honoring a local soldier who died during service as a part of the “Never To Be Forgotten” series. Read story

Handouts cover a table at a League of Women Voters event in Clark County last year. The organization sponsors candidate forums as part of its mission to educate voters.

Clark County League of Women Voters hosts candidate forums

Handouts cover a table at a League of Women Voters event in Clark County last year. The organization sponsors candidate forums as part of its mission to educate voters.

September 21, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

For an off-year election, Clark County voters may be surprised at how many votes they will cast in November. Dozens of candidates are vying for positions in every city and school district in the county. Ballots will go out Oct. 15 and should arrive in mailboxes no later than Oct.… Read story

Adam Kravitz of Outsiders Inn, from left, talks with colleagues Jennifer Klein and Alex Jarrett at the homeless shelter at St. Paul Lutheran Church in downtown Vancouver. Outsiders Inn hopes to raise $50,000 for homeless programs during Give More 24!.

Give More 24! fundraiser sets $3.2M goal to benefit nonprofits in S.W. Washington

Adam Kravitz of Outsiders Inn, from left, talks with colleagues Jennifer Klein and Alex Jarrett at the homeless shelter at St. Paul Lutheran Church in downtown Vancouver. Outsiders Inn hopes to raise $50,000 for homeless programs during Give More 24!.

September 17, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Get ready for Southwest Washington’s largest single day of online giving. Give More 24! is back for its eighth year with a goal of raising $3.2 million. More than 200 nonprofits have teamed up with Give More 24! for the Sept. 23 fundraising marathon. Read story

Helene Abbott, left, helps her daughter, Josephine Abbott, 14, as she prepares for a portrait at her home. Josephine has become the first female Eagle Scout in Southwest Washington.

Vancouver Eagle Scout, 14, first female to earn rank in region

Helene Abbott, left, helps her daughter, Josephine Abbott, 14, as she prepares for a portrait at her home. Josephine has become the first female Eagle Scout in Southwest Washington.

September 17, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Josephine Abbott was once on the outside looking in as part of a Vancouver family deeply involved in the Boy Scouts of America. Read story

Andra Spencer, left, and John Spencer, show a recent harvest of fruit from their Washougal Get To-Gather retail farm stand on Sept. 2.
Jerry West fills an order at Martha's Pantry, the area's only food bank aimed specifically at people with HIV/AIDS on Oct. 24, 2013. West, who was instrumental in the charity's founding, died Tuesday at age 84 after battling an infection.

Jerry West, who helped start charity for people with HIV and AIDs, dies at 84

Jerry West fills an order at Martha's Pantry, the area's only food bank aimed specifically at people with HIV/AIDS on Oct. 24, 2013. West, who was instrumental in the charity's founding, died Tuesday at age 84 after battling an infection.

September 11, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Gerald “Jerry” West, a philanthropist who served a key role in founding the local charity Martha’s Pantry, died Tuesday from an infection at 84 years old. Read story

Share Vancouver recently benefitted from a nearly $9,500 donation from Orchards Grocery Outlet benefitting the nonprofit's kids backpack food program.

Orchards Grocery Outlet staff, customers help food program

Share Vancouver recently benefitted from a nearly $9,500 donation from Orchards Grocery Outlet benefitting the nonprofit's kids backpack food program.

September 4, 2021, 6:02am Community

ORCHARDS — Share Vancouver recently benefitted from a nearly $9,500 donation from Orchards Grocery Outlet benefiting the nonprofit’s kids’ backpack food program. Read story

Volunteer Elyce Naray, right, carries her 1-year-old daughter, Elowen, on her back, as she helps package jambalaya meals at the Clark County Food Bank in Vancouver on Saturday. A $15,000 grant from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to U.S. Hunger covered the cost of the food and packaging materials.

Clark County Food Bank volunteers make easy work out of packing 45,000 meal kits for hungry

Volunteer Elyce Naray, right, carries her 1-year-old daughter, Elowen, on her back, as she helps package jambalaya meals at the Clark County Food Bank in Vancouver on Saturday. A $15,000 grant from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to U.S. Hunger covered the cost of the food and packaging materials.

August 21, 2021, 8:08pm Clark County News

Approximately 400 local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered at the Clark County Food Bank on Saturday for a food-packing volunteer event that produced 45,000 jambalaya meal kits for local distribution. Read story