Snohomish County Gives 2020

FILE - In this July 31, 2015, file photo, an orca whale breaches in view of Mount Baker, some 60 miles distant, in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Wash. President Donald Trump's 2020 budget released Monday, March 11, 2019 calls for 90 percent cuts in spending on programs for the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay. It would eliminate funding for other waterways including the Gulf of Mexico, South Florida, San Francisco Bay and Puget Sound. Trump has sought similar reductions in past budgets but Congress has rejected them. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

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Members of the Providence General Children’s Association Teddy Bear Breakfast Committee in 2018. (Contributed photo)

Providence General Children’s Association: 70 years helping

Hospital gift shop volunteers and other members support Camp Prov, autism center, scholarships, more.

 

Dayvion Escalante, 9, plays Fortnite at home on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 in Everett, Washington. Dayvion was seven when he was severely burned on his leg and foot while drinking hot apple cider. He required a two month stay in the hospital.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A hot cup of apple cider led to severe burns for Everett boy

Mom credits help from Burned Children Recovery Foundation with help in her family’s time of need.

 

Jessica Parsons, left, and Little Sister Aliyah Velasquez, 13, walk along Mukilteo Beach during one of their Big Sister Little Sister hangouts on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Children, adults learn from one another in mentor program

About 75 children are waiting for a match through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County.

Jessica Parsons, left, and Little Sister Aliyah Velasquez, 13, walk along Mukilteo Beach during one of their Big Sister Little Sister hangouts on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 in Mukilteo, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Crews spent close to 24 hours rescuing a woman with serious injuries from the woods east of Darrington last week. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office) 20201029

With a busy summer outdoors, these volunteers saved lives

Search and rescue operations in Snohomish County rely on volunteers. Now they need help.

Crews spent close to 24 hours rescuing a woman with serious injuries from the woods east of Darrington last week. (Snohomish County Sheriff's Office) 20201029
Medical Reserve Corps volunteer Rhonda Tumy collects a  sample from a registered nurse at a COVID-19 testing site held at McCollum Park on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Everett, Wa. Tumy has been volunteering for MRC for ---years.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Volunteers continue to play critical role in COVID response

Snohomish County Medical Reserve Corps members help with testing, screening and, soon, vaccinating.

Medical Reserve Corps volunteer Rhonda Tumy collects a  sample from a registered nurse at a COVID-19 testing site held at McCollum Park on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Everett, Wa. Tumy has been volunteering for MRC for ---years.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Volunteer Kevin Boldt and Jennifer Chapman direct shopping carts full of food outside at the Marysville Community Food Bank on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 in Marysville, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Snohomish County food banks fill stomaches, hearts

“It’s a lot of people to feed.” Community food banks prepare to supplement needs this holiday season.

Volunteer Kevin Boldt and Jennifer Chapman direct shopping carts full of food outside at the Marysville Community Food Bank on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 in Marysville, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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Where to give and where to find help: Directory of services

This holiday season, consider donating or becoming a volunteer. Hundreds of nonprofits need your help.

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Karly Studley gathers trash and debris during the construction of a new trail Friday afternoon in Darrington on November 27, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Even in the Cascade foothills, getting outside isn’t a given

The Glacier Peak Institute gets kids the gear and transportation necessary to access outdoor rec.

Karly Studley gathers trash and debris during the construction of a new trail Friday afternoon in Darrington on November 27, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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