Ways to help victims of the Oso landslide
As the search and rescue and recovery mission continues in Oso, local residents and businesses are looking for ways to help.
Many in the community are accepting donations of money and goods for the victims of the landslide.
Here is a list of some local ways Mukilteo and Edmonds residents can help, as well as links to the local Red Cross and United Way chapters.
• At the Rusty Pelican Cafe in Edmonds, on Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6 the restaurant will donate 10 percent of the daily sales to victims of the landslide.
The Rusty Pelican Cafe in Mill Creek and Gyro Delight in Lynnwood will also be doing the same.
• Romi & Michelle from Windermere Mukilteo will have a tent at the The Scotsman Bistro, located at 11601 Harbour Pointe Blvd. on Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
They will be accepting donations for gas cards funds for the families affected by the landslide.
They said they are not accepting food or clothing donations right now, instead focusing on the community's need of gas cards.
• Arlington resident Sarah Young has started a Facebook group called Help for the mudslide victims of Snohomish County.
Mukilteo Beacon reader Donna Martz said she and Young belong to another group on Facebook and saw that Young was collecting and delivering supplies.
“Sarah started taking things up to Darrington on Sunday,” said Martz. “Sarah is from Arlington, and her mother lives up the mountain from the slide. Her family has a long affiliation with the volunteer firefighters. This is a private group that is donating directly. Sarah is coordinating with the rescue site, and is working under their directions.”
Visit the group’s page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1377341702544592/ to learn more about how to help.
• In Edmonds, Carter Satroi Karate, located at 22811 100th Ave. W, is hosting two events to raise money for victims of the slide.
On Monday, March 31 at 6 p.m. there will be a Kick-a-Thon. Students of any martial arts school is invited to participate and collection pledges.
On Wednesday, April 2 there will be a Kid-Art Plus sale, when kids can sell their art or other items they would like to donate.
Students at Carter Satori hope to raise $500 to donate to the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation.
To learn more about either event, visit satoriglory.com or call (206) 718-1183.
• He Said She Said Shop in Mukilteo is taking any donations of clothes and non-perishable food items.
• Justin Kraemer is hosting a photography auction on Friday, March 28 to raise money for the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation
“By now I am sure you have all seen the photos and videos of the horrible mudslide that has taken the lives of at least 8 people near Oso Washington,” wrote Kraemer on Facebook. “I am planning to organize a photography print auction to benefit these people in need with 100% of the money raised going directly to the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation and the fund they have setup through the Union Bank in Arlington WA.”
To learn more about the auction and how to get involved visit the Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/events/856258161067408/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
• United Way Disaster Recovery Fund for Mudslide Relief website is taking donations. Donations are being made here: https://ssl.charityweb.net/uwsc/?custom8=LandSlide
• Red Cross Snohomish County has information about how to donate, as well as how to report someone mission and a phone number for grief counseling.
Visit http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Red-Cross-Helping-at-Scene-of-Tragic-Mudslide for more information.
If you know of an event, or business accepting donations, please contact us at (425) 347-5634 or at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll continue updating our list.