ReFuel Washougal

A nonprofit organization

$1,525 raised by 12 donors

31% complete

$5,000 Goal

Refuel Washougal is a community-supported nonprofit organization that demonstrates commitment to residents who are experiencing hard times. The mission of Refuel Washougal is to comfort our community by providing a warm meal, emergency shelter during inclement weather, and serve as a conduit to connect people to compassionate resources. 

Since Jan. 2, 2015, churches, schools, community groups and individuals have provided a meal and fellowship in a welcoming setting. Currently 50-75 people attend each Friday, including people experiencing homelessness, teenagers, families, seniors and others who may be hungry, isolated or lonely.  Refuel Washougal grew from community conversations about strategies for assisting Washougal residents who were struggling. It began with a blanket drive which was a success. As a plan for weekly meals took shape, Washougal took action. Excelsior High School hosted a soup dinner fundraiser for kitchen supplies; the school district distributed information; churches supplied volunteers and food; individuals and nonprofits stepped up with a range of support; and a core group met regularly to work out efficient systems and to share equipment and other resources.

In the winter of 2017-2018, ReFuel Washougal expanded its reach to help those living on the streets by opening a Severe Weather Shelter hosted by St. Matthews Church.  In 2018-2019, the Washougal Community Center became the home of the Severe Weather Shelter, providing a clean, dry place to sleep during inclement weather; housing 4-11 homeless citizens a night. The shelter is fully staffed by volunteers who provide a warm evening meal and a hearty breakfast. A grant from the Camas-Washougal Community Chest provided much needed funding for the shelter.  

 Refuel Washougal is an ongoing program.  It has been nominated for several awards such as the Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington’s Excellence in Collaboration Award, based on partnerships among churches, schools, government, service clubs, nonprofits and individuals.  Most recently, ReFuel Washougal and the City of Washougal were recognized by the Clark County Juvenile Court for its collaborative partnership with the Restorative Community Service Program.

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Organization name

ReFuel Washougal

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Human Services


Low-Income, Seniors, Youth & Children


PO BOX 141

Service areas

Clark County, WA, US

Washougal, WA, US

Camas, WA, US

Stevenson, WA, US, 98648



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