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Chuck Mulligan rings a bell and wishes shoppers a Merry Christmas at Fred Meyer's Grand Central location. Mulligan, who had a shift from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. that day, is in his 58th year ringing the bell at the Salvation Army kettle.

Vancouver Salvation Army bell ringer a familiar face for 58 years

Chuck Mulligan rings a bell and wishes shoppers a Merry Christmas at Fred Meyer's Grand Central location. Mulligan, who had a shift from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. that day, is in his 58th year ringing the bell at the Salvation Army kettle.

December 17, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

The Salvation Army has a ringer in Vancouver. Read story

Debbie Russell, treasurer and co-founder of nonprofit group Loving Them Forward, helps make gift baskets to be given out to caregivers in Clark County.

Vancouver nonprofit assembles gift bags for Clark County caregivers

Debbie Russell, treasurer and co-founder of nonprofit group Loving Them Forward, helps make gift baskets to be given out to caregivers in Clark County.

December 13, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Everything in Christina Keys’ garage seemed to be working as smooth as an assembly line could. Read story

Rod Cook, left, helps load boxed-up bicycle kits into the back of a volunteer's pickup truck while Hayden Trent, right, repositions other boxes on Saturday morning at Taylor Transport in the Barberton area. Pre-registered volunteers drove though the warehouse to collect new bikes for home assembly. The bikes will be passed along to needy local families at Christmas.

Annual holiday bike build in Clark County rolls with changes due to COVID-19 pandemic

Rod Cook, left, helps load boxed-up bicycle kits into the back of a volunteer's pickup truck while Hayden Trent, right, repositions other boxes on Saturday morning at Taylor Transport in the Barberton area. Pre-registered volunteers drove though the warehouse to collect new bikes for home assembly. The bikes will be passed along to needy local families at Christmas.

December 12, 2020, 2:48pm Clark County News

The scene may have been different, but the spirit was exactly the same. Just ask Santa Claus, merrily boogieing to thumping dance tunes and schmoozing his way down the line of volunteers in cars who waited on Saturday morning, distantly and patiently, for boxes of brand new bicycle parts to… Read story

A sign outside Beaches restaurant notifies customers of the state face mask mandate.

Beaches Restaurant offers free Christmas dinner on holiday

A sign outside Beaches restaurant notifies customers of the state face mask mandate.

December 12, 2020, 6:02am Business

Beaches Restaurant will be hosting a free traditional holiday dinner from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Day at WareHouse '23. Read story

Crystal Steinmueller, right, of Free Hot Soup Vancouver joins fellow volunteers as they gather at Esther Short Park to coordinate meals for people in need.

Free Hot Soup Vancouver offers food, comfort as pandemic hits homeless hard

Crystal Steinmueller, right, of Free Hot Soup Vancouver joins fellow volunteers as they gather at Esther Short Park to coordinate meals for people in need.

December 10, 2020, 7:21pm Clark County Health

A line of people snaked up to a table near 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue in Vancouver on Wednesday night. Read story

Vancouver Housing Authority wins grant to fight youth homelessness

December 9, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

The Vancouver Housing Authority will receive $136,159 to help prevent youth homelessness in a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Read story

Volunteer Vicki Fitzsimmons, left, loads donations during a Drive & Drop food drive event in Salmon Creek. The annual Walk & Knock event was reorganized as a drive-thru due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clark County embraces Drive & Drop food drive altered by COVID-19 pandemic

Volunteer Vicki Fitzsimmons, left, loads donations during a Drive & Drop food drive event in Salmon Creek. The annual Walk & Knock event was reorganized as a drive-thru due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 5, 2020, 5:05pm Clark County News

It’s been Walk & Knock for 36 years, but the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the annual Clark County food drive to temporarily take on a new format and a new name: Drive & Drop. Read story

You Can Help

December 5, 2020, 6:02am Community

Furry Friends needs a yard lead person and helpers to care for the yard at the Halfway House. Read story

Tolbert elected NAACP Vancouver president

December 4, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

The NAACP Vancouver branch elected a new president, Jasmine Tolbert, on Nov. 21. Read story

Council for the Homeless issues severe weather alert

December 3, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Council for the Homeless issued a severe weather alert for tonight, which prompts the opening of additional shelter spaces. Read story