What to give? And how will it get there?
Those who want to help Western Washington flood victims may have trouble figuring out how to do it. That's because it's still too early...
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Those who want to help Western Washington flood victims may have trouble figuring out how to do it.
That's because it's still too early to know exactly what is needed and how to get donations to the flooded areas, a representative for the American Red Cross said.
But Wednesday, the Salvation Army partnered with KOMO-TV and KOMO Radio at Ikea in Kent to gather five semi trucks full of items and about $50,000 in cash, checks and gift cards, Salvation Army spokeswoman Stacy Howard said. The goods will be shipped out today to flood victims.
Here are some other ways to help:
American Red Cross: The organization is asking for monetary donations only. To donate: 800-RED-CROSS or www.redcross.org. Donations meant specifically for the state's flood victims should be designated as such.
The Salvation Army: The greatest need is for monetary donations, gas cards and gift cards to home-improvement stores and chain stores. To donate: 800-SAL-ARMY or www.salvationarmynw.org
R. Place of Refuge: The Kent organization is accepting everything except furniture. Kelly Carroll, executive director, is asking for everything from canned food to gift cards to Christmas gifts. Information: www.rplaceofrefuge.orgor 206-255-1178.
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