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Share’s Hot Meals program returns to in-person dining after nearly 2½-year hiatus caused by pandemic

June 30, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

The smell of waffles, syrup and sausages wafted from Share House in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday morning as a line of people — many of them experiencing homelessness — formed… Read story

Clark County organizations build recovery support network in response to opioid crisis

June 19, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

An explosion of fentanyl addiction and opioid overdoses in Southwest Washington is being met with a collaborative approach that is helping those struggling with addiction and winning praise from addiction… Read story

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust details summer grant winners

June 30, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Health

The Vancouver-based M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust released its Spring 2022 Grants Report, which outlines $32.5 million in charitable giving around the Pacific Northwest, including 29 grants totaling $12 million in Washington. Read story

National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive nets 40K pounds

June 21, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

After a two-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive returned this year, bringing in nearly 40,000 pounds of food and $36,373 in donations. The food drive took place throughout the month of May. Read story

Repair Clark County volunteer Ken Olsen examines the tape deck of a stereo Wednesday at the Artillery Barracks at the For Vancouver National Historic Site. The Repair Clark County program is holding in-person events again after a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Repair Clark County offers in-person events after two years of remote fixing

Repair Clark County volunteer Ken Olsen examines the tape deck of a stereo Wednesday at the Artillery Barracks at the For Vancouver National Historic Site. The Repair Clark County program is holding in-person events again after a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 17, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

The Artillery Barracks at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site were bustling with activity Wednesday afternoon. At tables, volunteers were focused on rewiring lamps, mending pants, sharpening knives and tinkering with clocks. Read story

A row of tents lines West 12th Street near the Share House in downtown Vancouver. "Until we're able to build enough housing -- not just affordable housing, but all types of housing -- to meet people's needs, we will continue to see these numbers increase even though there's so much work being done," said Andy Silver, chief operating officer of Vancouver Housing Authority.

Point in Time count finds homelessness increasing in Clark County

A row of tents lines West 12th Street near the Share House in downtown Vancouver. "Until we're able to build enough housing -- not just affordable housing, but all types of housing -- to meet people's needs, we will continue to see these numbers increase even though there's so much work being done," said Andy Silver, chief operating officer of Vancouver Housing Authority.

June 16, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

A recent survey conducted by Council for the Homeless found that the number of people experiencing homelessness in Clark County increased by 21 percent compared with 2020. Read story

Donors who contributed to the FISH mobile food pantry unveil it for the first time. "We're embarking on a new adventure, and we're going to reach beyond the walls that we have here," Fish Executive Director James Fitzgerald said.

FISH Vancouver’s mobile pantry is ready to get on the move

Donors who contributed to the FISH mobile food pantry unveil it for the first time. "We're embarking on a new adventure, and we're going to reach beyond the walls that we have here," Fish Executive Director James Fitzgerald said.

June 13, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Late last year, FISH Vancouver Executive Director James Fitzgerald received an unexpected phone call from Ryan Hurley, president of Hurley Development. Read story

Gerri Hiller was awarded the Community Champion award for her nearly 20 years of volunteer work with the Winter Hospitality Overflow shelter program at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Vancouver. "It isn't just one person who makes these things happen," she said. "I am surrounded by people who have caught the vision and who are excited about being involved.

Community Foundation for Southwest Washington honors those who care

Gerri Hiller was awarded the Community Champion award for her nearly 20 years of volunteer work with the Winter Hospitality Overflow shelter program at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Vancouver. "It isn't just one person who makes these things happen," she said. "I am surrounded by people who have caught the vision and who are excited about being involved.

June 9, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Since 2004, the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington has presented three awards at its annual luncheon: the Friend of the Foundation award, the Community Champion award and Philanthropists of the Year. Read story

Executive vice president of the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, Janie Spurgeon, left, and board Chair Randy Grove, right, stand with Ron Prill, center left, and Terry Prill.

Community Foundation for Southwest Washington lauds commitment at luncheon

Executive vice president of the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington, Janie Spurgeon, left, and board Chair Randy Grove, right, stand with Ron Prill, center left, and Terry Prill.

June 7, 2022, 6:41pm Clark County News

How can philanthropists, nonprofits and communities overcome seemingly impossible challenges? Read story

Molly Evjen, Share's director of volunteers and community resources, reviews donations dropped off at Share's Fromhold Service Center at 2306 N.E. Andresen Road as the organization's annual Appeal for Meals campaign kicked off Thursday.

Share kicks off food drive to benefit Clark County

Molly Evjen, Share's director of volunteers and community resources, reviews donations dropped off at Share's Fromhold Service Center at 2306 N.E. Andresen Road as the organization's annual Appeal for Meals campaign kicked off Thursday.

June 6, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

On Thursday afternoon, a steady stream of cars stopped by the Share Fromhold Service Center to drop off boxes of peanut butter, Cup ‘O Noodles, canned soups and more. Read story