On Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 10:37 a.m. PST, a major mudslide occurred 4 miles east of Oso, Washington, when a portion of a hill collapsed, sending mud and debris across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, engulfing a rural neighborhood, and covering an area of approximately 1 square mile.
Oso is situated between Darrington and Arlington, along State Route 530. The residents of Darrington and all those who live on the east side of the mudslide are cut off from their normal 30 – 45 minute drive to town or work. They must drive 2 – 2 1/2 hours around. This is a huge financial blow to the residents.
If you feel led to do so, you can donate to the First Baptist Church of Darrington, POB 316 Darrington, WA. 98241. This is where my family send our donations.
If you chose, there are other organizations that you can donate to as well.
- Catholic Community Services, Attn: Oso Mudslide, 100 23rd Ave. S Seattle, WA 98144-2312
- The Coastal Community Bank is accepting donations for victims via the Darrington Recreation & Education Fund
- Darrington Mudslide Fund (Gas Cards) POB 90 Darrington, WA. 98241