Friday, April 17, 2009

Clark County citizens to be honored for their work to end homelessness at Sept. 25 event.

A Clark College student left homeless by Hurricane Katrina who pulled his life back together and now helps others every day. The Executive Director of the county’s largest homeless shelter provider who is always on the lookout for innovative solutions. A couple who believes their wealth should be used to make the community a better place.

All describe past winners of “Hope & Action” awards. Nominations are being accepted now for the 10th Annual event.

The awards, presented during the Council’s signature event, honor those who volunteer, support, partner or advocate, creating a community where everyone has a home.

Past honorees have included Ken Burris, Diane Christie, and JoMarie and Steve Hansen. Other past winners have included Duane Sich and the Friends of the Carpenter, the city of Vancouver’s employees and Karen Evans.

Established in 1989, the Council for the Homeless is dedicated to creating a community where everyone has a home. Programs operated by the Council include the Emergency Shelter Clearinghouse and the Winter Hospitality Overflow. The Council also advocates for systemic change through the creation of more housing that’s affordable and supportive services.

The Recognition Luncheon is an opportunity to celebrate the strides being made to end homelessness and inspire future success.

Nomination forms are available online at: or by contacting Kelly Adams, Development Coordinator, at 360-993-9571 or by e-mail at

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