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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

Friends of the Carpenter reopens, raises funds

October 31, 2020, 6:00am Community

FRUIT VALLEY — Faith-based day shelter Friends of the Carpenter has made strides during the pandemic, recently raising $23,237 during the Give More 24! fundraising campaign for local nonprofits on Sept. 24. Read story

Salmon Creek Lions Club hosts shred event, receives donations

October 31, 2020, 6:00am Community

SALMON CREEK — The Salmon Creek Lions Club held a free shred event for community members to dispose of sensitive documents, as well as raise donations for the club. Read story

Free Clinic of Southwest Washington planning virtual fundraising ball

October 30, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Health

The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington will transition its annual in-person Holiday Ball to a six-day Virtual Holiday Ball and Week of Celebration, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Grant deadline Dec. 15 for Camas-Washougal Community Chest

October 29, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

The Camas-Washougal Community Chest is soliciting 2021 grant applications from local nonprofits. Applications must be received by Dec. 15 and awards will be announced in March. Read story

Andrea Bruno is the new president at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.

New president of Humane Society for Southwest Washington has ambitious goals

Andrea Bruno is the new president at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.

October 25, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Andrea Bruno took the helm at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington in late September, filling the shoes of Stacey Graham, who retired after eight years of leading the nonprofit. Read story

Bennye Wright of Vancouver exits the car with the help of Connie Pickering of the Human Services Council as she arrives for her appointment at The Vancouver Clinic on Wednesday afternoon. Both demand for rides and the number of volunteer drivers have been reduced during the pandemic.

Pandemic restrictions hit Clark County seniors hard

Bennye Wright of Vancouver exits the car with the help of Connie Pickering of the Human Services Council as she arrives for her appointment at The Vancouver Clinic on Wednesday afternoon. Both demand for rides and the number of volunteer drivers have been reduced during the pandemic.

October 23, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Health

Connie Pickering volunteers at the Human Services Council, driving older adults to appointments around town in her Nissan Leaf. She noticed the number of ride requests fell during the pandemic, particularly when people weren’t able to attend medical appointments. Read story