Olympia-area businesses set to participate in Oso mudslide fundraiser

Washington State Employees Credit Union also will donate $5,000

Staff writerApril 2, 2014 

Several Olympia-area businesses will participate in a Oso mudslide relief fundraiser on Thursday by donating a percentage of their sales to the Oso charity of their choice.

Here are the businesses: Blend Cafe, Pellegrino's Italian Kitchen, River's Edge, Swing Wine Bar and Cafe, The Lucky Lunch Box on Capitol Boulevard, Traditions World Cafe and Marchetti Wines on Fifth Avenue, downtown Olympia.

The Washington State Employees Credit Union also will donate $5,000 to the Northwest Credit Union Foundation. That money, plus other credit union donations, will then be pooled and given to the United Way of Snohomish County.

WSECU members also can make donations at any branch, or can donate by phone by calling 800-562-0999.

Additional opportunities 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.


Rolf Boone rboone@theolympian.com 360-754-5403

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