Local efforts to assist vicitims of Oso mudslide

OlympianApril 2, 2014 

Workers dig at a much drier mudslide site on the west side at the west site of the mudslide on Highway 530 near mile marker 37, near Oso, Wash., on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The death toll from the March 22 mudslide has increased to 28. (AP Photo/The Seattle Times, Lindsey Wasson) SEATTLE OUT; USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT; TELEVISION OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT TO BOTH THE SEATTLE TIMES AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER


How to help

Residents of Thurston County can help mudslide victims by contributing to the following organizations:

Mt. Rainier Chapter of the Red Cross

Donations can be made in person at 1235 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, or online at: redcross.org/quickdonate/index.jsp. For more information call: 253-474-0400

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Donations may be made by check to Catholic Community Services, Attn: Oso Mudslide, 100 23rd Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98144-2312, or online at ccsww.org. There is a link to the donation site on the right of the page. For more information call 206-328-5696.

Episcopal Diocese of Olympia

Donations can be made online at ecww.org. Click on the red Give Now button the right side of the page. For more information, call 206-325-4200.

Olympia Lacey Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau

Coordinating with local restaurants to donate a percentage of sales to Oso relief on Thursday. Participating restaurants include: Blend Café River’s Edge Swing Wine Bar and Café Traditions World Café Marchetti Wines Pellegrino’s Italian Kitchen For more information, visit thumbsupfun.com.


Shoppers will be able to donate at the time of purchase, at 5610 Corporate Center Loop SE, Lacey or 4230 Martin Way E., Olympia.

Key Bank

Accepting in-branch donations.

Olympia Memes

Fundraiser Donation/Sale Event Saturday: Donation drop-off from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., sale from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., at Drexel House, 604 Devoe St. SE, Olympia. All proceeds will benefit the families of Oso. All items not sold will benefit Catholic Community Services and City Gates Ministries. To learn more, or to join, go to olymemes.com.

Thurston County 4-H

Accepting in-person donations at Thurston County Fairgrounds, 3054 Carpenter Road SE, Olympia.

Mill Pond Elementary School

Mill Pond Cares OSO Much Movie-A-Thon Friday. Student Friends and Family donations All proceeds going to Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation disaster relief fund.

Olympia High School

Holding a student donation drive Thursday and Friday. All proceeds to be given to the Red Cross.

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