Vehicle Wash Program

A young man washes a bucket truck.
A member of the Rainier High School baseball team participates in our Vehicle Wash program.

Local nonprofit groups that are raising money are invited to apply to wash Columbia River PUD vehicles, including bucket trucks, service trucks, passenger cars, and sport utility vehicles.

What is the benefit?

In exchange for washing approximately 10 vehicles, the group will receive $300. Two groups will be chosen each month.

Are supplies provided?

CRPUD will provide all necessary supplies, including hoses, spray nozzles, brushes, washing mitts, buckets, and soap.

Who can help?

Qualifying groups must have 6-8 volunteers. Children age 12-17 may participate, provided there are at least two adults who will supervise all participating children. All washing will be done from the ground. No climbing on vehicles is permitted.

When are the washes?

Vehicles are washed once a month from March through October. Washes are scheduled for the second Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. Groups are typically finished by 11:30 a.m.

How to sign up:

Fill out our Vehicle Wash Application Form below. You may also download the form as a PDF and return it to:

Kyle Boggs
Columbia River PUD
PO Box 1193
St. Helens, OR 97051

If there are more groups interested in washing than dates available, a lottery will be held to randomly select groups to participate this year.

For more information,  or call him at (503) 366-3243.

Rules for Participation

Groups should provide 6 to 8 volunteers. Adults and children aged 12 and older may participate. If children under 18 are participating, the group must have at least two supervising adults.

All participating groups must designate a contact person and complete the form below.

If you have children under 18 participating
Vehicle Wash Liability Release Form
  • By typing my name below, I certify that I am authorized to act on behalf of my nonprofit group, and I certify that I and the other supervisor(s) of the group will be present for the duration of the activity. I and the group performing the activity, individually and collectively, agree to indemnify and save and hold harmless Columbia River PUD Columbia River PUD, its directors, officers, and employees, against any and all liability, loss, claims, suits, actions, demands, injury, and damage, in any way arising out of the activity or related to the performance thereof, including costs and attorney's fees.
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