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Seton Catholic principal Robert Rusk explains how the Christmas tree raffle works to a toy drive shopper on Saturday, Dec. 19, at Seton Catholic College Prep. Each guest could enter a ticket into one of the Christmas tree boxes. The winner will have the tree delivered.

St. Vincent de Paul food, toy drive hands out gifts to spread Christmas cheer in Clark County

Seton Catholic principal Robert Rusk explains how the Christmas tree raffle works to a toy drive shopper on Saturday, Dec. 19, at Seton Catholic College Prep. Each guest could enter a ticket into one of the Christmas tree boxes. The winner will have the tree delivered.

December 19, 2020, 6:18pm Clark County News

The holiday spirit is contagious. Unfortunately, so is COVID-19. So at this year’s annual food and toy drive organized by local faith-based charity St. Vincent de Paul, volunteers went out of their way to make sure that the only thing they were spreading was Christmas cheer. Read story

Kevin Hale, background in tan to front, of Longview joins his wife, Lindsay, his daughter, Annabelle, 6, and his son, Sawyer, 4, as they walk out to a porch full of donated gifts on Friday evening. Members of the Vancouver Police Department Domestic Violence Unit delivered the gifts to the family. Kevin Hale has been diagnosed with Stage 4 endocrine cancer, and his wife, Lindsay, works for the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office as a victim advocate with the domestic violence unit.

Vancouver police make surprise gift delivery to Longview family

Kevin Hale, background in tan to front, of Longview joins his wife, Lindsay, his daughter, Annabelle, 6, and his son, Sawyer, 4, as they walk out to a porch full of donated gifts on Friday evening. Members of the Vancouver Police Department Domestic Violence Unit delivered the gifts to the family. Kevin Hale has been diagnosed with Stage 4 endocrine cancer, and his wife, Lindsay, works for the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office as a victim advocate with the domestic violence unit.

December 18, 2020, 6:23pm Clark County News

LONGVIEW -- Red and blue lights flashed as a Vancouver police officer announced over his patrol car's speaker that police were outside. But the Hale children weren't under arrest. They were encouraged to come to the door "with excitement and smiles on their faces" for a special Christmas surprise. Read story

Volunteers collect donations during the Drive & Drop food drive Dec. 4 at Chuck's Produce.

Drive and Drop collects 130,000 pounds of food, $110,000 for Clark County Food Bank

Volunteers collect donations during the Drive & Drop food drive Dec. 4 at Chuck's Produce.

December 18, 2020, 5:14pm Clark County News

It was anybody’s guess as to how much the 2020 version of Walk & Knock would bring in as a Drive & Drop. Read story

Learning Avenues students line up in front of Santa to sing Christmas carols with him for The Kids' Christmas, sponsored by workers at the Bonneville Power Administration. A pandemic-riddled 2020 made the event a socially distanced one this year.

BPA employees team with Santa for The Kids’ Christmas

Learning Avenues students line up in front of Santa to sing Christmas carols with him for The Kids' Christmas, sponsored by workers at the Bonneville Power Administration. A pandemic-riddled 2020 made the event a socially distanced one this year.

December 18, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

From singing classic Christmas songs to the presents that awaited Brooklyn Paddock, every part of the surprise holiday event at Learning Avenues Child Care Center’s parking lot filled 4-year-old’s heart with joy. Read story

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