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Evergreen Education Association donates to community groups

June 20, 2020, 6:05am Community

CENTRAL VANCOUVER — Members from the Evergreen Education Association recently donated to local community organizations in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Susan Immer and Larry Juday.

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Susan Immer and Larry Juday.

June 20, 2020, 6:00am Community

Humane Society volunteers nationally recognized Read story

Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools fundraiser raises over $250,000

June 6, 2020, 6:00am Community

BAGLEY DOWNS — Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools’ annual fundraiser raised more than $250,000 in donations from businesses and individuals through an online giving event. Read story

A flag promoting the All In WA relief effort flies Wednesday atop the Space Needle in Seattle. Southwest Washington is participating in the statewide campaign aimed at helping people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Ted S.

Southwest Washington gets in on All In WA drive

A flag promoting the All In WA relief effort flies Wednesday atop the Space Needle in Seattle. Southwest Washington is participating in the statewide campaign aimed at helping people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. (Ted S.

May 30, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Health

Southwest Washington joined the statewide philanthropic campaign All In WA aimed at helping people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Tyler Chavers, Vancouver's homeless assistance response team officer, left, talks with Shawn Fernandez during the 2020 Point in Time count near Leverich Park on Jan. 30.

Point in Time count finds more unsheltered people in Clark County

Tyler Chavers, Vancouver's homeless assistance response team officer, left, talks with Shawn Fernandez during the 2020 Point in Time count near Leverich Park on Jan. 30.

May 28, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

Although a survey found that the overall number of homeless people dropped 4 percent this year in Clark County, it found more people living without shelter. Read story

Tyler Taplin, left, and Chad Calhoun make their beds inside the Winter Hospitality Overflow Shelter at St. Paul Lutheran Church in December. Nearly 11,000 safe sleeps occurred at St. Paul or St. Andrew Lutheran Church last winter.

In Clark County, coronavirus pandemic shows that ‘housing is health care’

Tyler Taplin, left, and Chad Calhoun make their beds inside the Winter Hospitality Overflow Shelter at St. Paul Lutheran Church in December. Nearly 11,000 safe sleeps occurred at St. Paul or St. Andrew Lutheran Church last winter.

May 24, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

In a way, it’s still winter — at least when it comes to the seasonal shelter system. Some wintertime shelter facilities in Clark County remain open due to COVID-19. The Winter Hospitality Overflow shelter serving families at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Orchards is open but at reduced capacity to promote social distancing. Also, the nonprofit Outsiders Inn took over operating the men’s homeless shelter at St. Paul Lutheran Church… Read story

New calls for home-delivered meals for seniors tapering off in Clark County

May 23, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

New applications for Meals on Wheels People’s home-delivered meals for seniors are tapering off, similar to the trend that the Department of Social and Health Services is seeing with food stamps. Read story

Community Foundation for Southwest Washington awards COVID-19 grants

May 16, 2020, 5:59am Clark County News

Over the past two weeks, the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington granted $592,078 from the SW Washington COVID Response Fund to relief efforts across Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania counties. Read story

Charlie Atkinson, Walk & Knock food drive site coordinator, helps unload donated food at Chuck's Produce. Atkinson said there was a good response from area residents, who willingly donated a stream of shelf-stable foods.

Walk & Knock prepares for challenging effort

Charlie Atkinson, Walk & Knock food drive site coordinator, helps unload donated food at Chuck's Produce. Atkinson said there was a good response from area residents, who willingly donated a stream of shelf-stable foods.

May 16, 2020, 5:57am Clark County News

Walk & Knock, the largest annual food drive in Clark County, is gearing up for a challenging year. Read story

Elizabeth Bell, who works as an individual provider in Vancouver, from left, waits to pick up food for a client as Nicholas Chandler, also of Vancouver, picks up food off a conveyer belt with the help of volunteer Maggie Bomber of St. Vincent de Paul Vancouver on Thursday morning. St. Vincent de Paul Vancouver has been one of the busiest food pantries during the pandemic.

Access to food evolving in Clark County during coronavirus crisisvideo icon

Elizabeth Bell, who works as an individual provider in Vancouver, from left, waits to pick up food for a client as Nicholas Chandler, also of Vancouver, picks up food off a conveyer belt with the help of volunteer Maggie Bomber of St. Vincent de Paul Vancouver on Thursday morning. St. Vincent de Paul Vancouver has been one of the busiest food pantries during the pandemic.

May 15, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

With finances strained for many families across Clark County, nonprofit groups are trying to get free emergency food to people who need it with mixed results. Some food pantries have experienced long lines during the COVID-19 pandemic and increased questions about access to food while others have seen fewer clients. Read story