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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A family of Oso mudslide volunteers

Corey and Nikki Stinson talk with Nikki's stepdad, Keith Johnsen, left, and their daughter Kelli Crane, right, about the slide at the Stinson home in Oso on Saturday, April 5, 2014. After the Stinsons returned home from a mandatory evacuation when the mudslide hit, their home became a throughway for around 13 relatives and family friends volunteering in shifts at the site. Corey, who has volunteered at the slide, says it's "...surreal. You don't know where to start. Devastation everywhere." Nikki Stinson, who kept the house running during the two weeks after the slide, says she's "..inspired by the strength of victims looking for their family members. I can't even imagine." Nikki says everyone in the community is just doing their part. "I'm proud to say that we live in Oso. I'm proud of my boys, of our whole community."

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