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Medical Teams International Providing Assistance to Oso

by Angela Pratt | Mar 28, 2014

(PORTLAND, ORE.—March 28, 2014)  Medical Teams International (MTI) is delivering hygiene supplies today to families, rescue workers and volunteers in Oso, Washington. 

Last weekend’s mudslide devastated the small community, destroying homes and lives.  At the request of Snohomish County Emergency Response, more than 300 kits of donated supplies such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and soap were assembled by MTI staff and volunteers for distribution to the Oso community and those assisting with rescue efforts.

“These kits will assist any Oso families still living in shelters as well as responders and volunteers who have been working non-stop as part of the on-going rescue effort,” says Joe DiCarlo, MTI’s Vice President of Programs.  “We continue to pray for our neighbors affected by this tragic disaster.”


While Medical Teams International is not accepting cash donations for this effort, the organization will accept donations of the following new and unused items:           

  • Combs and/or brushes
  • Bars of soap (large or hotel-size)
  • Washcloths
  • Adult-sized toothbrushes
  • Child-sized toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste (large tube or travel-size)

Donations can be dropped off or shipped to the following MTI distribution centers:

Oregon Distribution Center

14150 SW Milton Court

Tigard, OR 97224


Hours: 8-4pm PST M-F

Washington Distribution Center

9680 153rd Avenue Northeast

Redmond, WA 98052


Hours: 8-4pm PST M-F

Any donations received in excess of need will be distributed to MTI’s existing Puget Sound and Portland area social service agency partners and/or used to support the organization’s international health programs. For more information, go to