How to Help

Donations
Cash donations are encouraged in any amount.

The Oso Fire Association is accepting donations to help Oso families affected by the 530 slide. If you’d like to donate, please send checks to the Oso Fire Association, 21824 SR 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223.

The Coastal Community Bank is accepting donations for slide victims at all branches: Darrington, Camano Island, Everett, Monroe, Stanwood, Sultan, Silver Lake, Smokey Point, Snohomish and Whidbey Island.

United Way has established a community-wide recovery fund to assist those affected by the mudslide. Information on how to donate is at www.uwsc.org. Checks may be sent to:

American Red Cross: Visit their website at http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Red-Cross-Helping-at-Scene-of-Tragic-Mudslide or call 1-800-REDCROSS. You can also text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 (added to your cell phone bill)

Share your fundraising events on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/530SlideRelief - If you have a community event, have a fundraiser or are collecting donations for those affected by the #530slide we've created the 530 Slide Relief page to help you find what's happening, where and when you can contribute.

Volunteers
No additional volunteers are needed on scene. 

Volunteer opportunity:
Volunteers are needed for the North Sound 211 information phone line.  This important phone resource needs volunteers so it can continue to be a 24/7 operation. The North Sound  211 phone line is used to receive information and referrals for the Oso Mudslide.  Both Spanish and English language services are offered. 

Volunteers will be screened and then offered a tutorial on how to answer the calls.  There is an American Red Cross representative onsite to assist the volunteer staff.  Please support the American Red Cross effort to ensure there are short wait times and sufficient staffing to answer calls quickly. This volunteer opportunity is all phone-based work and you will be in a call center in Everett with plenty of support.

Please contact Kevin Henderson (425-212-3916) for more information.  Kevin will schedule volunteers for training focused on preparing volunteers to answer calls regarding the Oso Disaster.

Consumer Alert
From the Office of the Attorney General; Officials warn of consumer rip-offs by mudslide charity scams