The worst natural disaster in Washington state in the last century has left many families feeling sad and helpless and the surrounding communities have reached out to help however they can.
The landslide has killed 26, at last count, with another 90 people missing.
The mudslide completely washed out an area of SR 530 and it’s causing local residents to have to seek alternative and often longer routes to and from their homes.
Jesse Jones, from King 5 news, has responded to desires to help by setting up a Darrington Mudslide Fund to help ease Darrington resident’s gas costs. The employees of Rainier Overseas Movers have decided to help out with money from their pockets, as well; and Rainier Overseas is matching those contributions. “Rainier Overseas sends their sympathy and good thoughts to all the victims and their families,” says Rainier employee David Wiviott. “Donating funds and creating a matching funds program is the very least we can do to help. Our hearts go out to those affected by this horrific disaster.”
Rainier Overseas Movers management matched employees donations and raised a total of $1280 to the Darrington Mudslide Fund.
If you would like to help, please send checks to:
Darrington Mudslide Fund
P.O. Box 90
Darrington, WA 98241