Update 12/1/2021: There is now an official website for Flood Relief: https://www.whatcomstrong.com/
Monday November 15th, 2021 was a difficult day for those of us living in the Pacific Northwest, especially Nooksack, Everson, and Sumas. As the rain poured down in record numbers, local river levels raised and spilled into residential areas and farmland completely decimating homes and businesses. It was awful and continues to be awful for those who lost everything.
During this time of repair and rebuild, we would like to express our sincere condolences to those who lost everything and are in the process of “what do we do now?”. You are in our thoughts.
We would like to remind our customers that if you are experiencing financial hardship, whether it’s related to the flood, pandemic, or something else, please let us know. We may be able to help you.
If you have damage to your property, need a place to stay, or need financial assistance due to the flooding, resources are available to help.
“To report loss and property damage related to the flooding, please call 360-788-5311. Leave a message with a description of the damage, your name, and your phone number.”
American Red Cross — Northwest Region
“The thousands of staff and volunteers of the Red Cross are here for you with emergency aid when you need it most, and also advice and assistance to help you recover from a disaster or become better prepared to face one in the future.”
Buy Nothing – Facebook Group
“We offer members a way to give and receive, share, lend, and express gratitude through a worldwide network of micro-local gift economies in which the true wealth is the web of connections formed between people who are real-life neighbors. Post anything you’d like to give away, lend, or share in this Buy Nothing community group. Ask for anything you’d like to receive for free or borrow.
Buy Nothing Project for Lynden/Everson/Sumas is for the residents of those communities in Whatcom County (north), WA., including the communities of Lynden, Everson, Nooksack, Clearbrook, Sumas, Kendall and Maple Falls. areas of Washington state.”
If you’re looking to help individuals impacted by the flood, here is a brief list of organizations looking for volunteers or monetary donations.