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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Mudslide Relief

Photo from Washington National Guard

Over a week has passed since a massive mudslide crossed the river valley near the rural town of Oso, Washington, causing multiple deaths and massive damage. Hundreds of first responders and rescuers continue to search for survivors through the hazardous debris field. As of March 30th, 21 are confirmed dead and 30 still missing.

A number of organizations evaluated by Charity Navigator are assisting with the relief and recovery in the region. If you would like to help, please consider donating to one of the charities below. Before you give, consider what it is that you want your donation to accomplish and select the charity offering that specific type of aid. To do that, simply click on the charity’s name and view its rating page. Once you are satisfied with its rating, you can jump to the charity’s website to learn more about the type of assistance the charity is providing in relation to the mudslide. And for more tips on giving in times of crisis, please visit our site here.

The United Way of Snohomish County is the only organization Charity Navigator is currently aware of that has reported 100% of designated contributions will go to current and long-term relief and recovery efforts for the mudslide. By designating your gift, you will ensure that your donation will be used as you intended.

Church World Services, American Red Cross, and World Vision are also aiding with the mudslide relief and recovery efforts.

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