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ARLINGTON — As of Tuesday, April 8, the Arlington Community Food Bank marked a full week of operation and customer service in its new location, which volunteers reported was hectic even without the addition of clients from Oso and Darrington, but the Food Bank continued to receive donations from members of those communities, and has been able to serve all of its clients with a new and improved customer service layout.
In a continuing effort to address the needs of families impacted by the State Route 530 flood and mudslide, United Way is partnering with two highly regarded local organizations. Up to $24,750 will help Camp Fire USA's Snohomish County Council, to send 50 children from Darrington to Camp Killoqua this summer. Another $20,000 will help the North Sound Society of St. Vincent de Paul distribute full sets of new, pre-packaged household items to people who lost their homes in the March 22 mudslide.
ARLINGTON — Concerns about setting precedents were raised by Arlington City Council members who nonetheless wished to support their sister community of Oso, during the Council's discussions on Monday, April 7, of whether to reduce cemetery fees for the victims of the Oso mudslide.
OSO — Another week of steady incremental progress in recovery work at the site of the Oso mudslide was highlighted by President Barack Obama confirming reports from Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene and U.S. senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell that he will visit the scene of the mudslide on April 22.