Karen Crowley
Vice President of Resource Development

United Way Disaster Recovery Fund for Mudslide Relief

Darrington Families:
To receive direct help/financial support, call North Counties' Family Services at 425.320.6996.

Arlington/Oso Families:
To receive direct help/financial support, call 360.913.5412. The Arlington Family Resource Project is located at the new location of the Arlington Food Bank in the Arlington airport complex at 19118 63rd Ave NE.

Latest Updates

March 11, 2015

In the last two months, United Way gave North Counties’ Family Services another $300,000 to address emerging and ongoing needs of people affected by the mudslide, agreed to cover the salary of one of the long-term disaster case managers being supervised by the Salvation Army, provided seed money for a STEM education project in Darrington; and supported a parks restoration project in Darrington. United Way has also provided infrastructure support for North Counties’ Family Services as they continue to address the community’s needs.

Working with Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation, we have also issued an updated, financial distributions report In advance of the one-year anniversary of the mudslide.

December 31, 2014

As of Dec. 31, we have received $2,674,514.77 from numerous corporations, foundations, benefits, and 12,063 individual contributors and we have distributed $1,542,750 to assist recovery efforts in the affected communities.

Click here for a breakdown of monies received and a full list of distributions from the Fund.

September 22, 2014

With more than $1 million available to help families and individuals continue the rebuilding and recovery process over the next two years, we are closing the United Way Disaster Recovery Fund for Mudslide Relief. We are working with North Counties’ Family Services, the Arlington Family Resource Project and the Salvation Army to ensure that highly regarded and effective Disaster Case Managers will be in a position to provide support to the people directly impacted by the mudslide. Over 12,000 individuals, nearly 100 corporate and foundation partners and 120 fundraisers and benefits have made it possible for us to be a long-term presence in these communities. Thank you for your generosity.

How donations were distributed

On the six month anniversary of the SR 530 Mudslide, United Way of Snohomish County and Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation released a detailed analysis on how disaster recovery donations have been distributed.

Of the $4.56 million received by United Way and Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation, almost 70% has already been distributed. Most of it has been given to, or has been set aside to go to, families and individuals impacted by the mudslide. The balance has helped first responders, addressed economic development needs, supported youth programs and paid for disaster case managers who are working directly with families directly impacted by the mudslide to help them rebuild their lives.

Click here for the detailed analysis (dated 9/22/14).

Corporate and Foundation Support

Numerous corporations and foundations made gifts to the United Way Disaster Recovery Fund for Mudslide Relief.

Click here for a comprehensive list of corporate and foundation supporters.

It takes a village

In addition to our Disaster Recovery Fund, several other organizations—including the American Red Cross Snohomish County Chapter, Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation, Catholic Community Services, Coastal Community Bank, Greater Everett Community Foundation and The Salvation Army—raised money to support the recovery and relief efforts.

Click here for links to these organization's websites.

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