Donations, volunteers needed for Oso tribute on April 26

OSO — In an effort to demonstrate their care, concern and generosity to the community of Oso, Thrivent Financial and the Oso Community Chapel are seeking donations and volunteers to assist with an Oso tribute memorial on Saturday, April 26.

During this tribute event, first responders and area volunteers will be thanked, and the lost will be remembered. This event is intended to be uplifting and designed to facilitate community oneness and healing.

Food and beverage donations are needed, as meals will be provided for attendees, with a short service after led by Pastor Gary Ray of the Oso Community Chapel.

Restaurants, businesses, churches and individuals interested in providing any support or donations can contact Rachel Turner-Bensen, by phone at 253-548-0882 or via email at

Eligible Thrivent Financial members can recommend that grant funding go to help support relief efforts in the Oso area by directing Choice Dollars at to either the Oso Community Chapel or Lutheran Community Services Northwest in SeaTac.

Members can also form a Thrivent Action Team at to mobilize support for the community and those affected by this disaster. Contact Turner-Bensen if you have any questions about either program.

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