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September 18, 2014 at 3:04 PM

More Ebola aid from Paul Allen, World Vision

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and the Federal Way-based aid organization World Vision both announced new efforts today to help fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Allen will donate $1.3 million to Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres, the organization that has provided hands-on medical treatment for most of the people diagnosed with Ebola…

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September 15, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Paul Allen gives another $6.6 million to fight Ebola outbreak

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen announced Monday that he is donating another $6.6 million to help stem the spread of Ebola in West Africa. A $3.6 million grant will be used to distribute 50,000 protection kits in Liberia. The kits, which will be airlifted by UPS, are designed to protect healthy people from contracting the virus…

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May 21, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Gay Eagle Scout asks Amazon.com to stop donations

The Associated Press A gay Eagle Scout from Maryland, a Seattle Scoutmaster who was fired for his sexual orientation and their supporters presented a petition Wednesday at Amazon.com headquarters urging the Seattle company to suspend donations to the Boy Scouts of America. Seventeen-year-old Pascal Tessier of Kensington, Maryland, and 49-year-old Geoff McGrath say donations through the AmazonSmile…

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March 24, 2014 at 1:41 PM

How to help disaster victims or report those missing

Officials responding to the massive mudslide near Oso, east of Arlington, are providing more specific directions for those with information about people missing or those seeking ways to help. They are urging people who believe a friend or family member is missing to call the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management at 425-388-5088.  Officials are trying…

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December 11, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Mill Creek couple accused of children’s donation scam

A Mill Creek couple are accused of taking money intended as donations for children’s charitable organizations. The state Attorney General filed a restraining order and a complaint today in King County Superior Court, accusing Michael and Amy Gannon of violating the state Consumer Protection Act. The complaint alleges that the Gannons used numerous deceptive practices to entice…

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November 15, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Mayor McGinn: Please donate to local food banks

With donations to food banks down in our area, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn today urged folks to donate food, money and their time to local food banks this season. Couple the drop in donations with an increase in the number of people needing help, the city wants to make sure no one goes hungry, McGinn said…

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September 26, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Puget Sound Blood Center needs type O negative blood

An increased demand for type O negative blood in the past 10 days has created a significant shortage in this area, and the Puget Sound Blood Center is asking for your help. The blood center says it has seen a 15 percent spike in the need for type O negative blood at area hospitals in the…

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August 16, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Fire relief workers need donations of money, but not stuff

Relief workers helping people evacuated due to the Taylor Bridge Fire in Central Washington have been overwhelmed by donations of clothes and food, they say, and they don’t want any more. Instead, people are urged to donate money. Workers have warehouse space and are sorting donations, but “definitely right now we do not need anymore clothes,”…

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June 3, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Komen participation down 40 percent; donations down $500,000

Thousands participate in the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure as walkers and runners make their way down Second Avenue in downtown Seattle on Sunday. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times) About 8,500 people walked and ran in Sunday’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure,  40 percent fewer than last year. The…

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