After Washington Mudslide 3 Charities Raise $7 Million For Families In Need
May 23, 2014
Two months after a deadly mudslide destroyed a Washington community, three nonprofit organizations have raised more than $7 million and have already spent about half of that to help about 50 families and their neighbors begin to rebuild their lives.
The money flowed in from across the United States mostly in $10 and $20 checks.
"It's been humbling to see the incredible response that we've received," said Neil Parekh, spokesman for United Way of Snohomish County, which has raised about $2.4 million for mudslide relief without actively fundraising.
The American Red Cross has received more than $3 million. The Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation based in Arlington, Washington, has raised $1.7 million.