How to help, where to donate to recovery efforts
Red Cross: If you wish to help victims of the Oso mudslide, cash donations are preferred. The American Red Cross is no longer collecting items. Go to the Red Cross of Snohomish County at www.redcross.org/snoco to donate. People also can text "RedCross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
United Way has established a community-wide recovery fund to assist those affected by the mudslide. All money raised will go to the recovery effort. Give at www.uwsc.org; text OSO to 37284 to donate any amount; or send checks to: United Way of Snohomish County, Attn: Finance Dept., 3120 McDougall Ave., Ste. 200, Everett, WA 98201. For updates on dollars raised and distributed, go to uwsc.org/recoveryfund.php.
The Salvation Army is collecting donations for local disaster relief efforts. Donate by phone at 800-725-2769, online at www.salvationarmynw.org or by mail to the Salvation Army, Northwest Divisional Headquarters, 111 Queen Anne Avenue N. #300, Seattle, WA, 98109. Designate your gift as "disaster relief."
The Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation is a local organization that is giving 100 percent of donations directly to those affected. The Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington treated several victims in the aftermath of the mudslide. Donate at http://bit.ly/1lqjpXz or by phone at 360-435-2133, ext. 7805. You can drop off/mail donations to 330 S. Stillaguamish Ave. in Arlington or donate to the fund through an account at any Union Bank, or mail to Union Bank, attn: Tina Davis, PO Box 278, Arlington WA 98223.
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.
A special mudslide relief campaign has been organized by the Community Fund Drive, state government's workplace giving program that invites state and higher education employees to give to the charity of their choice. For information, go to www.cfd.wa.gov.
The Greater Everett Community Foundation's Oso Emergency Fund will aid in long-term recovery and community rebuilding efforts. This could include relief for displaced families and individuals, animal welfare, environmental needs, community cleanup, rebuilding and more. To donate, go to www.greatereverettcf.org or mail checks to GECF, P.O. Box 5549, Everett, WA 98206.
The Family Support and Resource Center is in direct contact with Darrington families providing resources that will support them long term. The funds are also distributed by a team of school board members and community leaders. 360-436-0308. 1078 Fir Street, Darrington, WA 98241.
The Oso Chapel and Fruitful Farm have established a donation fund that will go directly to the families affected by the slide. Go to www.osomudsliderelief.org.
Catholic Community Services is helping to cover the cost of funerals. Go to www.ccsww.org to make a donation.
- The Darrington Community Center welcomes any donations brought into the center. 360-436-1217. 570 Sauk Ave., Darrington, WA 98241.
- The Oso Mudslide Relief Community Collection Center is looking for volunteers to move and inventory donations, transport goods, provide housing and help with website maintenance. Go to http://osomudsliderelief.wix.com/osomudsliderelief.
- Arlington and Bothell Helping Hands locations are currently accepting donations, including clothes, food and toys. Every little bit helps. 360-435-2214. 18722 59th Ave NE Arlington, WA 98223.
- The Orcas Island Booster Club is raising money with "Step Up To The Plate For Darrington." The fundraiser was organized by Orcas Island student athletes who play against Darrington. Go to www.orcasboosters.org.
- KeyBank Stanwood is raising money for Amanda Skorjanc, a teller, and her 6-month-old baby, who were both seriously injured and are hospitalized. They lost their home, belongings and car. KeyBank has opened a contribution account to benefit Amanda and her family. 360-629-6489.
- Gas cards for the long commutes many Darrington residents now face can be donated by mailing checks with "gas card" on the memo line to PO Box 90 Darrington WA 98241.
- The Darrington Food Bank is accepting donations but would like people to call ahead of time so they can coordinate dropoff and storage of donations. 360-436-1833.
- The Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue Team is taking donations through their website, www.scvsar.org, or mailed to 5506 Old Machias Rd., Snohomish, WA 98290. Donations can be earmarked for the helicopter rescue team, operations support unit, K-9 unit or swiftwater team.
- The Granite Falls High School ASB Leadership Class has been collecting monetary donations for the American Red Cross to help support those who have been affected by the disaster. These will be collected at the front office of the high school. Contact Debbie Lindahl at 360-691-7713.
- The city of Darrington has said people looking to donate by mail can send a check made out to "North Counties Relief Fund" at Coastal Community Bank, PO Box 90, Darrington, WA 98241.
- Bank of America is raising money to support the American Red Cross and the Arlington Community Food Bank. You can donate to the "Arlington Community Food Bank Oso Mudslide Disaster Fund" at any of the bank's locations.
- The Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation is accepting donations for Oso mudslide relief. Take or send a donation to Union Bank, P.O. Box 278, Arlington, or drop by any Union Bank in Smokey Point, Arlington, Marysville, Lake Stevens, Snohomish, Monroe, Everett and Stanwood.
- Catholic Community Services of Western Washington is accepting donations to pay for funerals and provide other help for families who lost loved ones in the Oso mudslide. The Catholic churches will provide services and burials for slide victims of any faith. Donate online at www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer, or mail checks to Catholic Community Services, attn: Oso Mudslide. 100 23rd Ave. S., Seattle.
- The Pazzaz Hair Design salon, 517 N. Olympic Ave. in Arlington, is giving money from each haircut to victims. 360-435-2975.
- Fred Meyer and QFC locations in Snohomish County have changed their checkstand coin boxes to benefit the American Red Cross for the next two weeks. QFC customers can also donate through checkstand scan cards.
- Lowe's has activated its American Red Cross customer donation program in all Washington stores to provide a convenient place for customers to make financial donations. The program will be in effect until April 27.
- Arlington Acupuncture is providing free treatments to all rescue and recovery workers involved in the Oso slide. Suite A, 20218 77th Ave NE.
- There is an ongoing fundraiser at the Stump Bar & Grill, 19711 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 100 percent of food sales go to Oso.
- Haggen will be collecting donations for the Red Cross at its stores all month.
- 5 Spot in Queen Anne is hosting a "Chow Chompin' Family Meal Deal" from April 6 to April 17. Choose from four appetizers, four entrees, and four desserts for $28, with $5 from each Adult Chow Chompin' Meal going to the American Red Cross to assist the victims of the Oso mudslide. 1502 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle.
- The staff of the Alderwood Claim Jumper and Girl Scout Troop #45054 are hosting a Community Support Night from 5-9 p.m. on April 9. 18725 33rd Ave W, Lynnwood, WA.
- A mudslide relief benefit concert is at Wild Buffalo House of Music, 208 W. Holly St., Bellingham, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. April 10.
- A Blues for the Slide benefit concert is at 7 p.m. April 10 at Jimmy Jack's, 13428 Highway 99, Everett.
- A Zumbathon charity event is from 6-8 p.m. April 10 in the Arlington High School Commons, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., Arlington. Proceeds will benefit the Cascade Valley Hospital Health Foundation.
- Firefighters from Camano Island Fire and Rescue are hosting a pancake breakfast from 7-11 a.m. on April 12. Proceeds will go to fire districts providing rescue to Oso mudslide victims. 273 N. West Camano Drive, Camano Island.
- Arlington's Mirkwood cafe is hosting a benefit concert on April 12 at 6:30 p.m. Performers include Skablins, Woodshed and the High Council. Tickets are $5 at the door. The cafe is at 117 E. Division St.
- The Spring Fling Fashion Show in Darrington now will be a fundraiser for the slide victims. The event is set for 5:30-8 p.m. April 12 and is $5 per person. Darrington youth will model fashions alongside an auction. Snacks and nonalcoholic drinks will be served. Tickets: 425-320-6996.
- Bubba's Roadhouse in Sultan plans a benefit concert April 12 at 8 p.m. featuring the Shivering Denizens. Cover charge is $1 with proceeds going to Coastal Community Bank. Bubba's is at 924 U.S. 2.
- Silvana Fire District #19 will be having an annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. on April 12 at the Viking Hall in Silvana. Proceeds will go to Oso fireman Seth Jefferds, who lost his wife, grandchild and home. 1331 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA.
- Norpoint Shooting Center will have an Oso Relief BBQ from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 13. $5 entry. 8620 172nd St NE, Arlington.
- Columbia City Theater in Seattle will have a benefit concert at 5 p.m. on April 13. There will also be a silent auction with work by local artists. Tickets are $25 at the door and $22 in advance. 4916 Rainier Ave S, Seattle.
- Camp Fire MEGA Clubs of Marysville is holding a fundraiser from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. On April 15 and 16. All proceeds will go to the Snohomish County Search & Rescue K9 Airscent Team, as well as general Oso relief efforts. Haggen Food & Pharmacy 3711 88th St. NE Marysville WA.
- Maggianos Little Italy is hosting a night of live music featuring Roger Fisher, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist from the band Heart. There will be free food and a silent auction. Proceeds will go to Oso mudslide victims as well as Richard Newman, the Seattle man injured by last month's downtown helicopter crash. April 16 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. 10455 NE 8th Street, Bellevue.
- A benefit dinner and silent auction are planned April 27 at Nature's Connection Place in Arlington. Organizers are looking for donations via businesses, help with the event and food donations. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- The Stanwood Fairgrounds will host an Oso benefit May 17.
- The Oso Strong 5k Walk and Run is on July 27. Get more info at www.osostrong5k.com. The event will benefit local fire departments.
- The Northwest Music Scene has put together a list of Oso benefit shows: http://bit.ly/O6N3SI
- Summer Raffo Memorial Fund
- Help for the Ward family
- Denver Harris Fund
- Natasha Huestis and Seth Jefferds
- Seth Jefferds Recovery FundStephen Neal Memorial Fund
- Debbie Durnell, widow of Tom Durnell
- Mark Lambert relief fund
- Larry Gullikson and Bob Aylesworth Relief Fund
- Ron and Gail Thompson Relief Fund
- Ty Suddarth & Family Relief Fund
- Brian and Ava Lester Relief Fund
- People or businesses that have found a lost or abandoned dog or cat in the area of the slide are asked to bring the animal to the Everett Animal Shelter or to contact the shelter at 425-257-6000 to provide information about the animals. If you need assistance with transporting the animals, contact Snohomish County Animal Control at 425-388-3440.
- The Northwest Equine Stewardship Center is having an "Equine Relief Effort" www.nwesc.org. Donations provide supplies to those that are caring for horses who have lost their owners in the mudslide.
- The Arlington Co-Op is accepting donations of animal feed. 360-435-3213. 101 S. Olympic Ave.
- UnitedHealth Group is offering free counseling to anyone affected by the mudslide. The service is open to anyone, regardless of insurance. Mental health specialists help people manage their stress and anxiety. Callers may also receive referrals to community resources to help them with specific concerns, including financial and legal matters. The toll-free number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary.
- Free counseling is available from the Red Cross around the clock at 800-985-5990, or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746.
- The Volunteers of America Care Crisis line is 800-584-3578.
- The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration's Disaster Distress Line is 800-985-5990.
- Senate passes bill for expanded mapping of hazardous areas 2/27/15
- Bicycle ride alters course to raise funds for slide victims 2/25/15
- Mudslide communities to be awarded state Medal of Valor 2/19/15
- Deadline extended for people to donate to mudslide relief effort 2/17/15
- Project Linus volunteers create blankets for children in crisis 2/13/15
- State adopts new logging rule for landslide-prone areas 2/11/15
- Oso mudslide property temporarily goes up for sale 2/11/15
- Governor honors naval team for response to Oso mudslide 2/11/15
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