The Salvation Army Continues to Provide Aid to Families Impacted by Mudslides in Snohomish County, WA

April 01, 2014
Ken Cavallero | | (310) 930-9771

The Salvation Army Continues to Provide Aid to Families Impacted by Mudslides in Snohomish County, WA Western WA neighbors can make donations to disaster relief efforts via phone, online or mail SEATTLE – The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services team has been working in Oso and the surrounding areas including Arlington and Darrington that were impacted by the mudslide on Saturday, March 22. Please visit our website for updated information about our work in the areas: Work Planned for This Week The Salvation Army is now assisting each family as specifically needed. Individuals and families can visit the Joint Resource Centers in Arlington and Darrington, where they meet with The Salvation Army and other agencies. Each agency is designated to provide specific aid. Sadly, some families lost everything – homes, cars, and more. The Salvation Army is providing emergency financial assistance so they can begin to rebuild their lives, including temporary housing, household items, food, clothing, medical care, and transportation. Other families are impacted indirectly, and need support in other ways. For example, with the closure of highway 530, commute time from Darrington to Everett and Seattle has increased significantly (100 and 125 miles, respectively). We are providing fuel vouchers for people who need to make the trip. For individuals who have missed days of work, we can help with grocery vouchers, rent or utility assistance, and more. The Salvation Army will be at the Joint Resource Centers daily, continuing to assess the needs of each family, and helping them rebuild as needed. How to Help The most critical need right now is for monetary donations. There are three ways to contribute to The Salvation Army relief and restoration efforts for the Oso mudslide: 1. By phone: 1-800-SAL-ARMY – designate gift for ‘Oso Mudslide Relief’ 2. On-line at: – designate gift for ‘Oso Mudslide Relief’ 3. By mail: Send a check, marked ‘Oso Mudslide Relief’ to The Salvation Army, Northwest Divisional Headquarters, 111 Queen Anne Avenue N #300, Seattle, WA, 98109 The best way to help during any disaster, large or small, is often to make a financial contribution. Cash donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors without incurring many of the costs associated with sorting, packing, transporting and distributing donated goods. Salvation Army disaster services are funded entirely by donors, and The Salvation Army uses 100% of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief operations. • $35 donation can provide copay to help with prescriptions • $125 donation can provide one week of groceries to a family of four • $250 donation can provide one week of gasoline to an individual whose commute to Everett or Seattle has been doubled by closure of highway 530 • $500 donation can help provide temporary housing to a family for one month

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The Salvation Army, established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for more than 135 years in the U.S. More than 25 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a range of social services: food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index ( The Salvation Army has served survivors of every major national disaster since 1900. The Salvation Army does not place an administrative fee on disaster donations. During emergency disasters, 100 percent of designated gifts are used to support specific relief efforts. For more information, go to or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.

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