Mountlake Terrace residents wanting to contribute food or financial assistance to those affected by the mudslide near Oso now have a couple opportunities to do so this week as local business Red Onion Burgers and the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center are each making efforts to gather donations.
On Wednesday, March 26, Red Onion Burgers will donate 50 percent of sale proceeds and 100 percent of tips to the mudslide relief efforts. Half of all the money collected will go to the Snohomish County Chapter of the American Red Cross and half will go to the purchase of gas cards for residents living east of the mudslide that has closed State Route 530.
The Red Onion Burgers fundraiser will take place all day during the restaurant’s regular business hours, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. “Also, all of our employees have agreed to work for free on Wednesday,” noted Red Onion Burgers owner Seaun Richards.
The Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center is also collecting non-perishable food and financial contributions for the relief effort now through Sunday, March 30. In addition, the seniors group will have a donation station set up at their open house and ribbon-cutting event scheduled for Thursday, March 27.
The efforts of the Mountlake Terrace Seniors stems from contact they made with the Cascade Senior Center in Darrington, which has had their Snohomish County Meals on Wheels program interrupted due to the closure of SR 530. The highway normally serves as the main connection from Darrington to Arlington; now that drive is 83 miles one way utilizing the North Cascades Highway.
Red Onion Burgers is located at 21005-44th Ave. W., Suite 101; the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center is located at 23000 Lakeview Drive.