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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Food Banks in Mudslide Area Need Your Help

Posted by on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 8:19 AM

The shelves are bare at food banks in the Oso, Arlington, and Darrington area. If you're on the Eastside this morning, you can drop off donations at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank—they're filling up a donated rental truck from 9 a.m. to noon.

NEEDED ITEMS:
toilet paper
LOTS OF PET FOOD
energy bars
diapers
baby food
peanut butter and jelly
warm jackets and waterproof clothing
water
juice
juice packs for kids
canned tuna & chicken, soup, fruit, veggies
granola bars
nuts
cereal
shelf-stable milk
toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, toilet paper)
batteries
blankets

More ways to donate are here—and you can text REDCROSS to 90999 right now to donate $10$25. And UPDATE: You can donate to the United Way fund for the area too.

 

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FYI, I just tried donating $10 to Red Cross and their auto-response said I was donating $25.
Posted by Jen Graves on March 27, 2014 at 8:44 AM · Report this
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Hmm, I don't really trust the Red Cross, and @1's experience seems to confirm my mistrust. I don't need to have $23 of my $10 donation going to administrators' bonuses and anther $1.50 of it going to public relations.

And what's Jen going to do about it? You call up the Red Cross to complain that you got charged an extra $15 and you come across sounding like a total asshole.
Posted by seatackled on March 27, 2014 at 9:16 AM · Report this
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Rather than looking for excuses not to give money, how about 30 seconds of research? 90.7 of the money the Red Cross receives goes to the products and services they deliver.

More info here: http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cf…
Posted by NotYourStrawMan on March 27, 2014 at 9:20 AM · Report this
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@3
Thanks for the straw man, straw man.
Posted by seatackled on March 27, 2014 at 9:37 AM · Report this
seatackled 5
And the evil that men do lives after them, so we've heard, and so it goes, too, with Elizabeth Dole.

Thanks for the post update with the other option, as well as the original Snohomish County link, BJC.
Posted by seatackled on March 27, 2014 at 9:40 AM · Report this
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There are many local options to Red Cross:

Cascade Valley Hospital: http://www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/casc…

United Way of Snohomish County: https://ssl.charityweb.net/uwsc/?custom8…

Chip in for gas with crazy mofo Get Jesse: http://www.king5.com/news/get-jesse/Jess…
Posted by kerri harrop http://generalbonkers.com on March 27, 2014 at 9:40 AM · Report this
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@4 - Better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
Posted by NotYourStrawMan on March 27, 2014 at 11:32 AM · Report this
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I just went to the Snohomish County United Way donation page and it was super easy - the automatic default for donations was for the mudslide
Posted by jwlsesq on March 27, 2014 at 11:52 AM · Report this
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@6, @9

Thanks, I'll follow up.
Posted by seatackled on March 27, 2014 at 6:06 PM · Report this

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