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Camas-Washougal Community Chest announces 28 grants to east Clark County nonprofits

March 30, 2019 / The Columbian

The Camas-Washougal Community Chest announced the 28 grants that will be handed out to local nonprofits working with children in families in the Camas and Washougal communities. The grants total $103,500 going to nonprofits, including money to organizations working on emergency food assistance, aid to families in crisis or needing emergency services, safe temporary shelter for at-risk youth, a severe weather shelter program at the Washougal Senior Center, a homeless family day center located at Saint Thomas Aquinas in Camas or enhancing the habitat of Gibbons Creek in the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Some of the nonprofits awarded grants are Inter-Faith Treasure House, Children Home Society’s East County Family Resource Center, Janus Youth Program, ReFuel Washougal, Family Promise of Clark County and Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership. In 2018, the community chest awarded 23 grants totaling $83,350.