Being a positive member of the community is a choice not a given.
A Stolen Scooter Replaced
Vancouver resident Lynn Arthur was headed home from running a couple errands when his electric scooter ran out of juice, and he had to leave it where it stopped. A short time later, it was gone — stolen.
After hearing about the sad news we coordinated a fundraiser to purchase Lynn a new scooter.See news story here
Trail Blazers Foundation
We partnered with two local non-profits and The Trail Blazers Foundation, to bring 20 kids from Clark County to the Trail Blazers practice facility in Portland, for a private clinic put on by current Trail Blazer players: Al-Farouq Aminu, Myers Leonard, Evan Turner, Nick Stauskas, and coaching staff. Players and coaches worked with the kids on fundamentals, gave encouragement, signed shirts and memorabilia for the kids. After the clinic was over, we were given a private tour of the facility by Cheri Hanson, Vice-President, Team Relations.See news story here
HotShots Youth Sports
We are proud sponsors of the HotShots Youth Sports Scholorship Program, which helps low-income familes cover the costs with playing basketball. Our president, Ken Stryker, coaches a 5th grade team, named "Blaze."
Go Blaze!See news story here
Accomplished and Under 40
Class of 2018
Our president, Ken Stryker, is part of the, Vancouver Business Journals, "Accomplished and Under 40" class of 2018.
“Mr. Stryker has proven to me to be a steward of our community and adept at running his small business in a marketplace filled with nation-wide powerhouses,” said Matt Wiles, executive vice president of operations for Howco Distributing. “Not only does Mr. Stryker run a successful business in our community he also volunteers his time as vice chairman of his neighborhood association.”See news story here
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity
Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner. Habitat houses are sold to families at no profit, financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are recycled into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more houses. We are proud to give back to this wonderful organization.See news story here
DogPaw, Off-Leash Dog Parks
We give back to DogPaw, a non-profit who creates and maintains off-leash dog parks in SW Washington. Dog parks are a vital part of our community’s quality of life giving dogs and their people places to run, walk, play, and thrive. Getting outside with your dog will make you both happier and healthier!See news story here
Glaze at Blaze
Glaze at Blaze is an event we started our first year in business. Every Thanksgiving, we ask the community to nominate family members who are in need of a turkey dinner. We will donate a turkey dinner (turkey, sides, drinks) to a nominated family.
Do you know a special Clark County family we could honor this Thanksgiving with a meal? Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or direct message us here, all nominations will be will be kept confidential, please include your name, phone number and the name, phone number and address of the nominated family.