Local events to benefit Oso mudslide victims

South Kitsap County residents — like many others in the state — are helping to provide assistance for victims of the March 22 mudslide that killed more than two dozen people and destroyed more than 30 homes in Oso.

The Port Orchard Eagles will be hosting a pair of fundraisers this month.

On Saturday, April 5, the Eagles will hold a gumbo dinner with rice and cornbread for $8 per person from 5-7 p.m.

The following Saturday, April 12, the group will host a spaghetti dinner, including salad and garlic bread, for $8 per person. The fundraiser is 3-7 p.m. All proceeds from both dinners are going to the Oso Relief Fund.

The events are open to the public.

Individuals or groups who want to make donation to help the victims of the Oso mudslide can do so though Northwest Harvest and Food Lifeline, both partners with South Kitsap Helpline, according to Jennifer Hardison, executive director of SK Helpline.

To donate, mail a check made out to "Northwest Harvest" to: P.O. Box 12272 Seattle, WA 98102 or call Donor Relations at 206-923-7441 or go online at or at or by phone at 1-877-404-7543.

In Mason County, Sail On In Espresso, 18191 State Highway 3 in Allyn, is collecting donations for the mudslide victims and volunteers through Friday, April 18. The stand’s goal is fill several trucks and drive the donated items to the Arlington donation center on April 19.

For more information, call Tom or Teresa Kennedy at 360-710-0235.


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