Peninsula College students back Oso slide recovery effort with fund drive through April 21

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The Associated Student Council and fellow students of Peninsula College are seeking donations on behalf of those affected by the Oso mudslide as well as those helping in the recovery efforts.

The drive, which began Wednesday, runs through April 21.

The March 22 mudslide killed at least 36 people and destroyed dozens of homes.

Several businesses around Port Angeles are joining Peninsula College students in fundraising efforts by placing out jars seeking donations from their consumers.

Some of the participants include Sears, Moss, Thurman's, Next Door Gastropub and the Peninsula College bookstore, the Bookaneer, as well as several other businesses from the Port Angeles Downtown Association.

Nonperishable items being collected include canned food, baby food, drinking water (cases, gallons), toiletries, diapers, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, shampoo/conditioner, household supplies, laundry soap, towels and dishes, as well as clothing and cash.

Community members may donate at any of the participating Port Angeles stores during their regular business hours or at any of the following Peninsula College sites:

■ Peninsula College, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

Money and canned goods can be dropped off at The Bookaneer bookstore in the Pirate Union Building from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays.

Paper and miscellaneous supplies can be dropped off outside the Associated Student Council office, also located in the PUB, during the same hours.

■ Peninsula College Forks Extension Site, 71 S. Forks Ave.

Hours for drop-offs are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

■ Peninsula College Port Townsend Extension Site, 209 W. Patison St.

Hours for drop-offs are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Wasson, Peninsula College student relief donation organizer, at 360-912-1150 or liz_ashley_319@msn.com.

Last modified: April 10. 2014 7:11PM
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