Donate to Red Cross for Oso Relief at GEAR Up Expo

Everett, Wash.

Photo at right: Red Cross volunteers Liz Schroeder (left) and Roaslee Crossley deliver fresh coffee to searchers and emergency workers at the scene of the mudslide at Oso in Snohomish County, Wash. Photo by Keith Acree, courtesy of American Red Cross

The American Red Cross Snohomish County Chapter will be accepting donations to help with Oso landslide relief efforts at booths 114-115 near the main entrance of the GEAR Up Expo April 26-27 in Everett, Wash.

Since the massive mudslide on March 22 in Oso, Wash., the Red Cross has provided food, shelter and emotional support for those affected by the tragic event.

According to the Red Cross website, the organization “has the supplies and volunteers that it needs to respond but financial donations allow the Red Cross to pay for the full range of help this community needs.

“Donations to Red Cross Disaster Relief allowed the Red Cross to respond immediately to this landslide with mental health assistance, food and shelter and support for first responders and are being used to provide help right now.”

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.

For more information, go to www.redcross.org/wa/everett

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