Vancouver, April 12th. More than 400 Clark County community leaders and volunteers gathered at the Vancouver Hilton for a fundraising luncheon benefiting the local Loaves & Fishes Centers. Jan Oliva and Jody Campbell co-chaired the 4th annual spring event which raised more than $186,000. The money will provide hot meals to seniors throughout Clark County. Matching funds from the John Cartales Foundation, the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund and from the Byrd Family made the total amount possible.
David Kelly, executive director of Southwest Washington Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities, and Susannah Mars, local singer and actress, shared their experiences with Meals-On-Wheels. Bruce Murdock, K103 morning radio personality, served as master of ceremonies.
New Seasons Market hosted the event. Columbia Credit Union, Regence BlueCross Blue Shield and The Vancouver Fire Fighters Union were presenting sponsors. Additional sponsors included: Alliance Steel Distributors, Beaches Charity Fund, Chevron, Killian Pacific Development, Steve and Jan Oliva, Robertson and Olson Construction, Thompson Metal Fab, Wells Fargo, Gramor Development, and O’Donnell, Clark and Crew. The Columbian was the media sponsor.
About Loaves & Fishes Centers:
Since 1970 Loaves & Fishes Centers has provided a nutritional and social lifeline for seniors through 36 meal sites in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties and Meals-On-Wheels delivery to homebound seniors. With the help of more than 9,500 volunteers, the nonprofit, secular organization now serves 5,000 meals daily and 1.2 million meals each year. Visit: http://www.FeedSeniors.org