We love our beautiful and amazing Northwest, and when it turns deadly, it makes neighbors of us all, ready to lend a helping hand. With the recent tragic mudslide in our region at Oso in Snohomish County, we care, we want to help, and we want to keep up to date on the latest developments, hoping and praying for the best, and for community healing.
For updates and conversations, beyond traditional news coverage:
Social media related to the mudslide:
• #530slide on Twitter
• Snohomish County on Twitter and Facebook
• Red Cross Snohomish County on Twitter
• Governor’s Office on Twitter
• Photos of mudslide by the Governor’s Office
If you would like to make a monetary donation to help the Snohomish County Red Cross:
- Visit the American Red Cross website here
- Call 1-800-redcross (direct your donation to ‘Snohomish County’)
- Mail your check to: Red Cross Snohomish County, 2530 Lombard Avenue, Everett, WA 98021
NOTE: At this time, the Snohomish Country Red Cross simply doesn’t have the capacity to handle donated goods, like clothing, or furniture.
Other ways to give:
Salvation Army personnel are on the ground providing meals and water to first responders and will help with future restoration efforts. Donate to the Salvation Army on their website here or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or sending a check marked “disaster relief” to The Salvation Army, Northwest Divisional Headquarters, 111 Queen Anne Avenue N #300, Seattle, WA, 98109.
The United Way of Snohomish County began its Disaster Recovery Fund for Mudslide Relief with $25,000 from its endowment and a $50,000 gift from JPMorgan Chase. Donate here.
The Washington State Combined Fund Drive, which normally collects charitable donations from state employees, is now accepting public donations to help those affected by the mudslide. Donations to the fund will benefit the American Red Cross, the Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue Unit, the WSDOT Memorial Foundation and The Soup Ladies, a group that’s been providing food to those searching for survivors. Donate here.
Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington has started a disaster relief fund and describes in this way: “All monies raised will go directly to those in our community affected by this event. We will be coordinating with recognized community organizations in the Oso/Darrington area to pinpoint what their specific needs are, and distribute funds through those organizations.” Donate here.
The Coastal Community Bank is accepting donations for slide victims at all branches (Darrington, Camano Island, Everett, Monroe, Stanwood, Sultan, Silver Lake, Smokey Point, Snohomish and Whidbey Island) and there are some wonderful community events and fundraisers being organized with area businesses. A list of benefit events is here.
Dear Snohomish County: your Kitsap neighbors care!