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The Friends of Trees Garry Oak mascot films a live Facebook video to kick off Give More 24 at Esther Short Park in Vancouver on Sept. 24, 2020.

Give More 24! passes $2 million goalvideo icon

The Friends of Trees Garry Oak mascot films a live Facebook video to kick off Give More 24 at Esther Short Park in Vancouver on Sept. 24, 2020.

September 24, 2020, 2:05pm Clark County News

In 17 hours, Give More 24! blew past its goal of raising $2 million for Southwest Washington charities in a single day. The event raised a total of $2.89 million.  Read story

Candidates for Legislature invited to speak about disability issues

September 22, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Health

Candidates running for the state Legislature have been invited to participate in a series of forums focused on issues impacting people with disabilities. Read story

Second Chance Companions pet rescue organization has at least 75 kittens in foster care right now.

Clark County animal groups have oodles of kittens

Second Chance Companions pet rescue organization has at least 75 kittens in foster care right now.

September 20, 2020, 6:30am Clark County Life

Clark County’s cats are not social distancing. They’ve gotten very close indeed over the past several months, and now local shelters are overrun with kittens. This is what’s known as “kitten season”—the year’s warmest months, when cats are at their most amorous — and it is continuing apace. Read story

For 20 weeks a group of Sikhs has provided a hot meal for the homeless community at Living Hope Church.

Sikh community feeds homeless at Living Hope Church in Vancouver

For 20 weeks a group of Sikhs has provided a hot meal for the homeless community at Living Hope Church.

September 20, 2020, 6:00am Churches & Religion

After the COVID-19 pandemic began, the local Sikh community began to ask how they could help in a tangible way. Pawneet Sethi made some calls and connected with Pastor Brian Norris at Living Hope Church. Read story

You Can Help

September 19, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

FISH Westside Food Pantry of Vancouver seeks volunteers for all positions and shifts at the food pantry. Read story

Community Home Health & Hospice serves 1,000th veteran

September 19, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Health

LONGVIEW — Community Home Health & Hospice admitted and honored its 1,000th veteran on July 29. Read story

FISH Westside Food Pantry extends evening drive-thru distribution

September 18, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

FISH Westside Food Pantry of Vancouver is extending its Wednesday evening drive-thru food distribution another week due to the impact of surrounding wildfires. Read story

Clark County Food Bank (The Columbian files)

Clark County Food Bank, partners plan to help hungry kids

Clark County Food Bank (The Columbian files)

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

The Clark County Food Bank and its partner agencies are gearing up to support hungry kids during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Doug Lewis of Canby, Ore., embraces his partner, Judi Christiansen, while joined by her dog, Josie, 17, in the parking lot at ilani on Saturday. The pair were also joined by Lewis' sister, Bev, who is the owner of the motor home they are sleeping in. The three are staying in the casino parking lot as they escape the wildfires burning near their homes in Oregon. "We don't know what we're going to come back to," Lewis said.

Clark County welcomes fire evacuees from Oregon

Doug Lewis of Canby, Ore., embraces his partner, Judi Christiansen, while joined by her dog, Josie, 17, in the parking lot at ilani on Saturday. The pair were also joined by Lewis' sister, Bev, who is the owner of the motor home they are sleeping in. The three are staying in the casino parking lot as they escape the wildfires burning near their homes in Oregon. "We don't know what we're going to come back to," Lewis said.

September 12, 2020, 7:16pm Clark County News

Doug Lewis and Judi Christiansen had been ready to embark on their much-needed vacation scheduled for this week — a camping trip, complete with a plan to raft along the Snake River. Read story

You Can Help

September 12, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

You Can Help Read story