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How to help Washington landslide victims

By Katie Walmsley, CNN
April 8, 2014 -- Updated 1623 GMT (0023 HKT)
President Obama speaks to first responders, recovery workers and community members on Tuesday, April 22, at the scene of the deadly landslide that devastated Oso, Washington, one month before. The landslide crossed the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River and caused multiple deaths and massive damage. President Obama speaks to first responders, recovery workers and community members on Tuesday, April 22, at the scene of the deadly landslide that devastated Oso, Washington, one month before. The landslide crossed the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River and caused multiple deaths and massive damage.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Please call 425-388-5088 to report anyone located or still missing
  • The American Red Cross Northwest Response is on the ground and accepting donations
  • Gov. Jay Inslee has launched a mudslide relief campaign

Oso, Washington (CNN) -- A community is is still reeling after a massive landslide hit March 22 just north of Seattle, Washington. The devastation spanned one square mile and in some places was up to 15 feet deep.

The small, close-knit towns of Oso and Darrington are struggling to cope with the loss of lives and property.

Local officials are asking people to refrain from trying to help on the scene, as it remains active and dangerous.

The Red Cross is accepting monetary donations but asks that people not bring donations of items to shelters. You can donate by texting "RedCross" to "90999" or calling 1-800-REDCROSS, or donate online at the Northwest Response page.

Snohomish County has created the Snohomish County Employees' Slide Relief Fund. All funds with go directly to the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation. All donations are tax deductible and 100% of the money will go towards local disaster relief.

You can also donate directly to the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation fund for landslide victims here.

The Salvation Army also has volunteers on the ground - with plans to help restoration efforts going forward. You can donate to their Snohomish response here.

The United Way of Snohomish County has also established a recovery fund for mudslide relief. You can donate to that here.

Gov. Jay Inslee has launched a mudslide relief campaign. You can donate via his website to one of three organizations helping with the relief effort.

A landslide information and relief effort Facebook page has also been set up with information on relief efforts and how residents can find resources.

Snohomish County is urging anyone affected to get updates on Facebook or on Twitter at @snocounty and @SnoCoSheriff for all information related to #530slide. Those offering localized help for anyone affected are also posting on the Facebook page. Additional updates can also be found on their slide news and resources page.

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