Taking the lead

Stepping up.

This is a central concept that can often be found illustrated in news articles throughout the pages of the Post-Record each week. It’s really about each one of us doing our part to create quality, livable communities, and help those who need it. It’s what local individuals, organizations and community groups are doing every day in Camas and Washougal. This good work comes in many forms:

• A wish for a dream trip to Hawaii granted to a Washougal 5-year-old who sufferers from kidney cancer — an act possible only through private contributions.

• The Camas Lions Club contributing $4,500 so that local youth can fully enjoy the summertime at the Camas Municipal Pool. It’s just one of the many ways this active group of men and women support local causes.

• A group of volunteers from all walks of life banding together to spruce up local yards. Initiated by Washougal Mayor Sean Guard, nearly 50 volunteers will be out and about this weekend doing good work.

Why do these people do what they do?

Each and every participant may have a different answer, but at the core the mission is the same: Make Camas and Washougal great places to live, work and play.