Inter-Faith Treasure House to get some TLC

Camas Lions, Triangle Resources to beautify local nonprofit on Saturday, Aug. 17

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The Camas Lions Club and local business, Triangle Resources, will help beautify a Camas-Washougal nonprofit this weekend.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, Lions Club members will clear old hedges and cleanup the Inter-Faith Treasure House.

According to the Lions Club’s press release, the project came about after local Lions Club members visited the Treasure House to learn about the services the nonprofit provides in Camas and Washougal.

“We are impressed with the operations and services the Treasure House provides to people in our community,” said Camas Lion Club President Casey O’Dell in the release. “We want to do our part by lending them a helping hand at their facility. Community service projects like these are right up our alley.”

When the Lions Club members approached employees at the Camas-based Triangle Resources, a waste management business that accepts self-haul yard debris like weeds, brush and leaves, the Lions discovered Triangle Resources was happy to help.

“We are grateful Triangle Resources is donating their service fees for the hedge removal project. When groups volunteer their time and businesses make contributions, it allows us to utilize funds on programs that directly help the needy,” Treasure House Director Nancy Wilson stated in the press release.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world.

The Camas Lions Club has 28 members and meets at 6:30 p.m., every first and third Thursday of the month, at Los Potrillos Restaurant on 192nd Avenue in Camas.

For more information or to get involved with the Camas Lions Club, call Stephanie O’Dell at 360-608-3395. For more information about the Camas Lions Club participation in the upcoming Treasure House project, call Casey O’Dell at 360-772-4497.

The Inter-Faith Treasure House, which was established in 1969, provides assistance to needy families in the community and is the primary social service agency serving Camas and Washougal. Treasure House offers a range of services provided by trained staff and volunteers. For more information or to get involved with the Inter-Faith Treasure House, call Wilson at 360-834-4181.