Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Port of Vancouver USA Announces First Community Fund Recipients

By Karen Robes Meeks

Three recipients will be part of the Port of Vancouver USA first round of Community Fund, which this year totaled $5,000.

Partners in Careers will receive $1,000 to pay for transportation for high school students taking part in worksite tours. Clark College Foundation will also receive $1,000 for its International Day event. Lastly, Vancouver Public Schools, Career and Technical Education will get $3,000 to nurture its Apartment and Maintenance Technicians training program, allowing the program to buy tools, uniforms and gas cards for high school students.

“We are very pleased with all the applications we received for the Community Fund,” said the port’s Chief of External Affairs Ryan Hart. “All of the applicants were deserving of the funds, which made the job of the selection committee all that more difficult. We congratulate all the organizations receiving funds and believe each is a great fit with port priorities.”