OSO MUDSLIDE CONTINUING COVERAGE
by Mark Horner
Beyond90Seconds has learned that many local residents assisting with the recovery and clean-up effort at the Oso mudslide are spending a lot of money out of pocket to fuel their heavy machinery.
This information came-up as an aside late in a text conversation with a local resident this morning.
“I’m trying to get some gas cards together (Shell only) for the local guys who are out there running their machines 11 hours a day on their own dime, and they won’t be reimbursed,” the resident wrote. “If you know of anyone who can help, please let me know and spread the word! It seems like they’ve been forgotten in this.”
When asked what type of machinery, the resident wrote:
“Excavators, log loaders, log shove, d8’s, Hd21’s. Pretty much everything you can think of. The boys said they would be grateful. No one is going to remember them in three weeks, that’s why I want to do this so bad.”
I’ve decided to move on this now and, hopefully, help ease that financial burden related to fuel costs.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Anyone wishing to donate SHELL GAS CARDS can bring them to me today. NO OTHER ITEMS OR CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED. SHELL GAS CARDS ONLY.
I will be parked at the Haggen Food and Pharmacy in Arlington from 11:30am to 3pm.
At 11:15 this morning, I will tweet a photo showing where I am parked at Haggen’s. On Twitter, I’m @beyond90seconds (I will also attempt to add that photo to this blog post).
I will personally deliver all of the donated SHELL GAS CARDS to my contact in the Oso area by no later than tonight.
This morning, I called a Shell gas station in Everett and asked if Shell gas gift cards are available for purchase. I was told, “Yes,” and that the cards can be purchased with cash or debit cards (no credit cards).
HOW TO DONATE SHELL GAS CARDS FOR RESIDENTS USING MACHINERY IN MUDSLIDE RECOVERY AND CLEAN-UP EFFORT
Haggen Food & Pharmacy parking lot area
20115 74th Ave NE
Arlington, WA 98223
I will follow-up this story with a report specifying how much was donated. That story will also mention who received the donations directly from me. That person will act as the point-person for distributing the donated SHELL GAS CARDS.
The follow-up story will be published on Beyond90Seconds.com no later than noon tomorrow.
Thank you for considering this opportunity to help.