How to help the victims of the Oso landslide

By Neal McNamara | March 28, 2014
Washington Mudslide

Want to help out the residents and emergency workers affected by the landslide in Oso? We’re compiling a list of ways to donate, fundraisers, and desperately needed goods for those people.

Have a question or want to add a fundraiser to the list? Contact us here.

Charitable Organizations: 

Red Cross: You can donate to the Red Cross, any amount is helpful. Call 1-800-RedCross or donate online. You can also text the words RedCross to 90999 and $10 will be charged to your cell phone bill. Red Cross of Snohomish County is also taking donations online.

United Way: Learn how to donate at www.uwsc.org. Checks can be sent to United Way of Snohomish County, Attn: Finance Dept., 3120 McDougall Ave., Ste. 200, Everett, WA 98201.

Salvation Army: The Salvation Army is collecting donations. 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.”

Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation: The Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation is taking cash and check donations. You can donate online or by phone at 360-435-2133, ext. 7805. You can drop off or mail donations to 330 S. Stillaguamish Ave. in Arlington.

The Coastal Community Bank: The Coastal Community Bank is accepting donations for victims via the Darrington Recreation & Education Fund and American Red Cross at all locations: Darrington, Camano Island, Everett, Monroe, Stanwood, Sultan, Silver Lake, Smokey Point, Snohomish and Whidbey Island.

Animal Rescue Foundation: If you would like to make a monetary donation to help the animals affected by the Oso landslide please go to www.everettarf.org. The Everett Animal Shelter will be taking in donations of food they’ll deliver to the Oso site later this week or weekend.

Needed Supplies

Here is a list of things the volunteers need to continue their efforts at the slide scene:

Non-perishable food (everything)
Baby items (diapers, baby formula)
Heavy duty work gloves
Easy-up tents
Tarps
Hand sanitizer (small bottles)
Propane heaters
Propane tanks
Chainsaws
Day hike backpacks
Work boots
Rubber boots
Rain gear
Stocking caps
Socks
Clean t-shirts
Duct tape
Headlamps and batteries
Flashlights
Gas gift cards – Shell
Tylenol
Ibuprofen
Wire cutters
Chainsaw bar oil
Two-stroke oil
Gas in cans
Energy bars

You can drop off donations at:

Senior Aerospace AMT
20100 71st AVE N.E.
Arlington, WA. 98223

You can also call Ed Russell directly at 425-308-2549 to discuss how to help.

Other ways to donate: 

Machinists Union District Lodge 751 is collecting Shell gas cards to deliver to the Darrington area. Volunteers have been buying gas and diesel to run their vehicles, chainsaws and heavy equipment, and paying for it out of their own pockets.

Union hall locations are:
Auburn – 201 A St. SW.
Everett – 8729 Airport Road
Renton – 233 Burnett Ave. N.
Seattle – 9125 15th Place S.

The Seattle Sounders FC will partner with the American Red Cross to collect donations for Disaster Relief this Saturday at the CenturyLink Field gates prior to the first kick of the Sounders FC versus Columbus Crew match. The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and Hanauer Family Foundation will match donations collected on Saturday up to $15,000. Start time 7 p.m.

Molly Helmuth Racing will be taking donations (non-perishable food items, clothes, toiletries etc.) this weekend at Lynnwood Napa (6127 212th SW, Lynnwood, Washington 98036) Sat. March 29th from 11-3:00 pm

OutLoud for Oso: For the next month, OutLoud Entertainment will be collecting donations at all of their trivia games and events.

Oso Relief Benefit Show on April 6 (4pm-10pm) at the Hawthorne at 15th Ave. A Snohomish. Music, food, auctions, raffles with all proceeds going directly to The American Red Cross.

Gas cards can also be donated by mailing checks with “gas card” on the memo line to PO Box 90 Darrington WA 98241. King 5 News is promoting the effort.

The Darrington Community Center welcomes any donations brought into the center, which is located at 570 Sauk Ave. 360-436-1217.

Cabela’s is hosting a barbecue fundraiser at its Tulalip store on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The store is at 9810 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross.

 

    • 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.

 

    • Nancy Howard Thomas is collecting pet supplies at her grooming shop Lickety Clips in Mt. Vernon (1320 Riverside Dr, Mt Vernon, WA 98273). She has also offered to groom any of the rescued pets.
    • The Arlington Domino’s Pizza plans to donate 100 percent of sales from Thursday to the victim relief fund. 3704 172nd St. NE, 360-659-1120.

 

    • The Pazzaz Hair Design salon on N. Olympic Avenue downtown is giving money from each haircut to victims. 360-435-2975.

 

    • Sound Harley-Davidson and Puget Sound Harley Owners Group are hosting a benefit BBQ for the Red Cross on Saturday from noon-3 p.m. Checks are encouraged and can be made out to the Red Cross. Cash donations will also be accepted. 16212 Smokey Point Blvd., Marysville, WA 98271. 360-454-5000.

 

    • 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. Call 360-629-6489 to donate.

 

    • The Spring Fling Fashion Show in Darrington now will be a fundraiser for the slide victims. The event is set for 5:30 to 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. For tickets, call 425-320-6996.

 

    • A benefit Saturday night at Sidekicks in Everett will feature live music and an auction. The event is at 8 p.m. More info here and at 425-244-3247.

 

    • 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 530slidebenefit@gmail.com for more information.

 

    • SNOPAC 911 is holding a fundraising event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Police Department South Precinct, 1121 SE Everett Mall Way. They will be collecting cash donations and gas cards. They will continue to collect gas cards at the same location until April 4. All proceeds and gas cards will be given to the American Red Cross. Call 425-407-3911 for more information.

 

    • The Everett Silvertips will be collecting donations for mudslide relief through the United Way of Snohomish County at their playoff game versus the Seattle Thunderbirds at 7:35 p.m. Friday. If you buy a ticket here, $6 will go to the fund. You can also donate at the game.

 

    • An art auction and concert are planned for 1 p.m. April 6 at Heart of Anacortes, Fourth and O avenues in Anacortes. Call 360-293-3515 for more information.

 

    • A benefit concert is planned from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday at The Krosswalk, 322 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington. Jesse Taylor will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. and karaoke will follow. Donations of clothing, blankets, linens, small appliances, electronics and nonperishable food will be accepted. Concert is $5. All proceeds go to the Oso Family Relief Fund at Arlington Union bank.

 

    • The Northwest Equine Stewardship Center is having an “Equine Relief Effort” through Paypal. 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.

 

    • The Darrington Food Bank is accepting donations but would like people to call ahead of time so they can coordinate drop off and storage of donations. 360-436-1833.

 

    • The Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue K9 Team is taking donations through their website or mailed to 5506 Old Machias Rd. Snohomish, WA 98290.

 

    • 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. Please contact Debbie Lindahl at 360-691-7713.

 

    • On Tuesday, April 1, Tuscano’s Italian Kitchen in Monroe will be having a disaster relief fundraiser. The waitstaff will be donating all of their tips and Tuscano’s will be contributing the night’s profits to several local charities. 5-9 p.m. 14919 North Kelsey St., Monroe, WA.

 

    • Pilchuck Espresso in Granite Falls will donate all of its sales on Monday, March31 to North County Family Services to distribute to mudslide victims. The donation will be made through Coastal Community Bank in Darrington. The coffee stand is scheduled to be open 4 a.m.-6 p.m. that day. 19027 Highway 92, Granite Falls, WA 98252.

 

    • The Wild Buffalo and What’s Up! Magazine will be hosting a benefit concert and silent auction in Bellingham on Thursday, April 10th. 100% of funds raised will go directly to Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team and The Disaster Relief Account for Oso Landslide Victims through the Cascade Valley Hospital Health Foundation. Donations at the door. Please bring cash.

 

    • Tony V’s in Everett has announced a benefit for May 9th featuring Guns of Nevada and others. If you can’t make the show, their donation box at the bar is already in place to accept what ever you can do to help.

 

    • Birdsview Brewery is excited to announce that Saturday they will be having a fundraiser for the slide victims. The Back Porch Apostles have agreed to donate their tips and whatever is paid to them and there will also be a chili feed all day. A portion of the beer and chili sales will also be going to the relief fund. Can’t make it? Stop by before then and make a donation. 100% will be going directly to one of the recommended agencies.

 

    • The Heart of Anacortes will host a benefit for Oso Sunday, April 6 with Ben Starner, Lane Fernando and more, along with a canned food and clothing drive.

 

    • Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method are hosting an all-day concert featuring bands from as far away as Portland Sunday, April 6 at the Cedar Stump in Arlington. See www.pollyokeary.com for details.

 

    • The Conway Muse with host a benefit for Oso Friday, March 25 with Michael Thomas (honky tonk, blues, soul, funk, rock n roll) – 8pm – Suggested donations $5-10 with 100% going to to OSO landslide relief.

 

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