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The Oso Mudslide – a Volunteer’s Perspective

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The Oso Mudslide – a Volunteer’s Perspective

“Would you like to donate to the Oso Relief Fund?” the cashier asked as I boxed up my Costco run. When I politely declined, the woman behind me piped up, “You really should consider helping out, the people there need your help.” Yes. Yes, they did need our help, which was why I’d just spent…

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Helping in wildfire fighting operations

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Helping in wildfire fighting operations

So, Summer is about to roll around again in the Seattle area, which is usually something most people here celebrate. However, as a volunteer with Community Emergency Response Teams, I think of wildfires. Already, as I write this, a massive complex fire has devastated at least one city in Alberta, Canada. Other blazes are raging…

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