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April 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

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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."


Annalissa Winters, 18, Morgan Stinson, 18, Caitlin Stinson, 26, and Angel Winters, 20, share a laugh in the living room at the Stinson home in Oso. Annalissa, Morgan and Christina have all volunteered at the slide site, sometimes finding very sensitive materials.


Nikki Stinson kisses the cheek of her son Morgan, 18, a volunteer firefighter at the Oso Fire Department, at the Stinson home in Oso on Saturday, April 5, 2014. Morgan has been to the slide site, or the "pile" several times, both digging and as acting as a scribe.

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