SEATTLE, May 5, 2014 — The Moss Adams Foundation, the charitable arm of Moss Adams LLP, is announcing a cash contribution to North Counties Family Services and the American Red Cross in support of rescue and relief efforts for the devastating mudslide in Oso, Washington.
The donations, made by employees at Moss Adams, will direct $36,000 to North Counties Family Services and $24,000 to the American Red Cross to help with disaster relief and support the rebuilding process in the communities of Oso, Arlington, and Darrington.
“Being a native of La Conner and having spent most of my life in Skagit, Whatcom, and Snohomish Counties, I know that heavy rains, floods, and similar events are not uncommon in this area,” said Dick Fohn, Moss Adams LLP President and Chief Operating Officer. “But the magnitude of this event and the loss of lives are tragic. Some of our personnel have friends directly affected by the mudslide, and we want to support the relief efforts. This is a small token of that.”
The mudslide hits close to home for Moss Adams, which maintains an office of approximately 100 personnel in Everett. Many of the firm’s employees are familiar with the Oso area, and a number of its personnel know people impacted by this disaster, including the deceased.
“Our hearts go out to the families, victims, and loved ones impacted by the mudslide,” said Rick Anderson, Chairman of the Moss Adams Foundation. “This contribution reflects our commitment to Washington state. Individual donations were made by partners and employees at Moss Adams with matching funds contributed by Moss Adams and its foundation.”
For more information, please contact: Andrea Baseler, Edelman, for Moss Adams | firstname.lastname@example.org | (206) 664-7817