Everett resident Dana Strickland’s children were disappointed they couldn’t accompany her to volunteer at World Concern’s warehouse, so Avery, 9, and Jamison, 6, found another way for kids to help tsunami victims.

The two have started an ongoing collection of children’s clothing and shoes to send to south Asia. They’ve already collected a vanload.

To donate new or lightly used clothing or shoes, drop them off at the Stricklands’ porch, 921 Colby Ave., Everett. For more information, e-mail them at

Tell us about loved ones in war zones

The Herald is updating its list of local residents serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. Let us know who in your family is serving. Families who have had their service member come home and want their name removed from the list also can contact the Herald.

E-mail information to Brian Kelly at

Soldier’s family needs help after fire

The Washington chapter of Operation Homefront, based in Snohomish, is looking for donations so it can assist a soldier’s family in Skagit County.

The soldier is serving in Iraq. His home burned to the ground, and the family had no insurance. While the community already has donated clothes and furniture to the soldier’s wife, monetary donations are needed.

To help, call Operation Homefront at 800-779-5898. Donations are tax deductible. Operation Homefront Washington serves the families of military members. For more information, visit http://operationhome on the Internet.

Comedy show helps Meadowdale

Brad Upton, winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival, and other comedy headliners appear at 7 p.m. Thursday at Meadowdale High School, 6002 168th St. SW, Lynnwood.

Tickets are $5 at the door, and proceeds support the school’s life skills program.

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