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Ali Laskowski, events coordinator at the Clark County Food Bank, puts food into a tote box. The food bank will be one of eight drop-off sites for this year's Walk & Knock food drive on Dec. 5.

Walk & Knock, Clark County’s largest annual food drive, to collect through drop sites

Ali Laskowski, events coordinator at the Clark County Food Bank, puts food into a tote box. The food bank will be one of eight drop-off sites for this year's Walk & Knock food drive on Dec. 5.

November 26, 2020, 6:30am Clark County News

During Walk & Knock this year, there will be no knocking and not much walking. Clark County’s largest annual food drive benefiting the Clark County Food Bank asks people to drive and drop off donations Dec. 5 at designated places around the area. Read story

Dawn Iveane-Curell, a Meals on Wheels People Friendly Chat volunteer, talks with seniors on the phone in her bedroom office or while on walks as part of the program.

Volunteer callers in Clark County make connections with isolated seniors

Dawn Iveane-Curell, a Meals on Wheels People Friendly Chat volunteer, talks with seniors on the phone in her bedroom office or while on walks as part of the program.

November 26, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

Today, Dawn Iveane-Curell, along with some 500 other volunteers, will dial up local seniors to wish them a happy Thanksgiving. Read story

Ashley Green and her daughter, Jordiyn, 7, enjoy a Thanksgiving meal catered by Daddy D's BBQ on Saturday at Living Hope Church. Green has been coming to Living Hope for eight years, and the church provided services that helped Green get out of homelessness.

Daddy D’s BBQ, two Clark County churches feed thousands free Thanksgiving meal

Ashley Green and her daughter, Jordiyn, 7, enjoy a Thanksgiving meal catered by Daddy D's BBQ on Saturday at Living Hope Church. Green has been coming to Living Hope for eight years, and the church provided services that helped Green get out of homelessness.

November 21, 2020, 4:18pm Churches & Religion

Ashley Green sat at a round plastic table with her 7-year-old daughter, Jordiyn, inside Vancouver’s Living Hope Church enjoying some Thanksgiving meal staples -- ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, the works -- on Saturday morning. Read story

Daddy D's Southern Style BBQ owner Donnie Vercher, left, joins volunteers Chase Alderman and Michael Campbell as they prepare smoked turkey on Friday afternoon. The trio helped make free Thanksgiving meals to feed 3,000 people today.

Free Thanksgiving meals available again this year in Clark County

Daddy D's Southern Style BBQ owner Donnie Vercher, left, joins volunteers Chase Alderman and Michael Campbell as they prepare smoked turkey on Friday afternoon. The trio helped make free Thanksgiving meals to feed 3,000 people today.

November 21, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

As officials ask families to forgo the usual large get-togethers this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a typical Thanksgiving gathering is out of reach for many. For others, a traditional turkey dinner is out of reach financially as people have lost employment or lack a home and kitchen. Read story

Boys & Girls Clubs celebrate Halloween

November 14, 2020, 6:04am Community

VANCOUVER HEIGHTS — Staff at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington’s O.K.2 Clubhouse held a “spook-tacular” night for families in Harney Heights and Skyline Crest. Teen club members and staff held a Trunk-R-Treat outdoor event. Staff decorated cars while the outreach and teen members put everything together. “Teens,… Read story

The Historic Trust, owner of the Providence Academy smokestack, raised only $600 in pledged donations to preserve it, even though it needs $800,000. The Trust continues its pursuit to tear it down in fear of collapse during an earthquake.

Efforts to save Providence Academy smokestack fall far short of $800,000 target

The Historic Trust, owner of the Providence Academy smokestack, raised only $600 in pledged donations to preserve it, even though it needs $800,000. The Trust continues its pursuit to tear it down in fear of collapse during an earthquake.

November 12, 2020, 6:00am Business

The demolition of the Providence Academy smokestack is getting closer to reality after the owner of the land, The Historic Trust, managed to secure pledges of only $600 of the $800,000 it would need to preserve it. Read story

Diana Finn spreads a quilt over her sleeping mat at the Winter Hospitality Overflow shelter at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Orchards on Monday.

Clark County’s winter shelters perform double duty during pandemic

Diana Finn spreads a quilt over her sleeping mat at the Winter Hospitality Overflow shelter at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Orchards on Monday.

November 8, 2020, 6:02am Churches & Religion

Those who are homeless as the weather turns cold and wet this year confront a tough choice. Staying outside is dangerous — already this year; a man in his 70s died of hypothermia — but seeking shelter means risking exposure to a potentially deadly virus. Read story

Battle Ground club lift spirits with ‘birthday bags’

November 7, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

BATTLE GROUND — The Battle Ground Chapter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs has developed what they call “tailgate” projects during the pandemic. Read story

Severe weather alert Sunday for homeless

November 6, 2020, 5:52pm Churches & Religion

Council for the Homeless issued a severe weather alert for Sunday night that prompts shelters to expand capacity. Read story

Former Mayor Pollard wins Freedom award

November 3, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

Former Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard has won the inaugural Symbol of Freedom award from CDM Caregiving Services. Read story