Paddle for Life selects beneficiaries that help in areas such as mental health, stable housing, adequate food, and reliable transportation just to name a few. It is important to Paddle for Life that organizations show a strong passion and desire to help the most vulnerable in our community. Hope 311 Foundation, our 2021 beneficiary, demonstrates a strong commitment to helping those in our community who are struggling with suicidal ideation, mental health, substance abuse disorders, and histories of trauma.
Beneficiaries are important to Paddle for Life’s mission in bringing awareness to critical unmet needs in our community. We strive to select smaller grassroot organizations. In most cases, these organizations do not have robust full-time staff and rely on volunteers. They often do not have grant writers to secure grants for their organizations. This is where Paddle for Life strives to make a difference. We hope that by partnering with these organizations, we can somehow raise enough funds to support their mission even if it is just for another year or two. Their work is important to our vulnerable community, and we think it is important to be part of the solution.
If you know of an organization that is providing critical unmet needs in our community, please encourage them to apply to become a beneficiary.
Hope 311 Foundation
Hope 311 works to increase suicide awareness and teaches strategies that support prevention. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the US. Its causative factors are thought to be highly preventable, and the high incidence of death is said to be a public health problem, in addition to being a concern within the substance abuse and mental health community. Hope 311 programs offer information about at-risk groups, risk factors, protective factors, warning signs, intervention strategies, and prevention plans. Currently with the pandemic there has been an increase in depression and anxiety among our vulnerable community which increases a state of hopelessness. The state of feeling hopeless is a warning sign for suicidal ideation. Our community needs more skills for identifying these signs. We hope to offer more through a holistic model using psychological, spiritual, physical, and social care to best support those in need.
Pink Lemonade Project
Our mission is to educate, empower and support those affected by breast cancer.
Clark County Veterans Assistance Centers
The Clark County Veterans Assistance Centers (CCVAC) mission is to provide a welcoming and safe environment with the goal of assisting Veterans and their families in obtaining benefits, services and resources to meet their basic needs. CCVAC strives to support the reintegration of male and female military Veterans into the community.
Westside Food Pantry of Vancouver
FISH of Vancouver provides emergency nutritionally-balanced food without charge, to anyone declaring their need. It is our goal that nobody in our community should go hungry.
Food With Friends
Food With Friends is committed to providing local help in a variety of avenues including street & community outreach, partnership with the Severe Weather Shelter Taskforce (SWS) to coordinate volunteers & transportation, and mobile shower facilities for unsheltered persons though our Shower Outreach Project (SOP).
Please donate today by clicking the button below. Your donation ensures that Org Name will accomplish their mission in helping Hope 311 Foundation in our community.