oso mudslide

P2 JIM CAVIEZEL & ANDY BROWN (Oso Mudslide Foundation)

Here’s Part 2. Part 1 is here.

The rundown:

  • What role Jim’s faith plays in his involvement with this relief.
  • “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
  • While Jim was growing up in Conway, his whole basement was demolished because of flooding. 
  • You can tell he genuinely loves his close friends.
  • He also has dear friends from the Special Forces and those who fought in the Korangal Valley. One of them was killed in Fellujah.
  • He admires their spirit. They don’t leave their comrades behind and he doesn’t leave his community behind.
  • When asked how it felt to know that Jim (who is stereotyped because he’s in the Hollywood industry <~ self-explanatory) was involved in something like this, Andy said he wasn’t very surprised. Jim has always been in touch and has donated to his community before. Andy has never doubted Jim whenever he feels like he needs a call. 
  • Apparently, he and Jaymie (sp?) are the ones who kept Jim’s ego in check when they were kids.

REMAINS OF THE FALL  A resident walks through a debris field Monday in the wake of a massive landslide in Oso, Washington state.  At least 14 people are dead and 176 missing after a mile-wide swath of mountainside essentially turned into “quicksand” and cascaded onto the valley below.  The area has had double its normal rainfall in recent weeks; more rain is forecast for today. (Photo: Genna Martin / The Herald via AP / USA Today; caption via USAT)

Rescuers keep searching despite overwhelming obstacles

(Photo: Ted S. Warren / Pool via AP)

Authorities announced Thursday night that the official death toll after Saturday’s mudslide in Oso, Wash. had risen to 17, but warned that the total number of victims was likely to increase. The rescuers, many of whom are volunteers who hold other jobs, have vowed to remain at the site of the slide until they are no longer needed.

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Washington Mudslide: Learn how to help

Donations have been pouring in to help victims whose homes were destroyed in the landslide that ripped through Oso, Wash. The disaster could end up being one of the worst in Washington state’s history. So far at least 25 people have died and officials say the 90 people who are still missing are unlikely to have survived. Volunteers are working around the clock to feed, clothe and house those who have been displaced.

We’ve compiled a list of organizations that are accepting donations. See how you can help.