Tuesday, October 28, 2014

MARYSVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT- Donations to Marysville-Pilchuck High School

In a Facebook posting this evening, the Marysville School District notes that it has received inquiries about donating money to Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

According to the posting, the Rotary Education Foundation will receive the funds and will set up a steering committee to disperse the funds. To donate, send funds to:

Heritage Bank (formerly Whidbey Island Bank)
1031 State Avenue
Marysville, WA 98270
(360) 657-3100

Or to:

Rotary Education Foundation
PO Box 1875
Marysville, WA 98270

Also, in an article published in The Seattle Times this evening, the Marysville Police Department reminds all of us to do some basic research before donating to people or organizations claiming to be collecting money for victims of the MPHS shooting.

The police department notes that there are several special funds that have been set up in the name of shooting victims. It says that it is not making a judgment on any of the funds. It just wants the public to be careful when donating money.

Frequently, scammers will set up bogus charitable funds claiming to collect money for various tragedies or disasters. Earlier this year after the Oso landslide, local, state and national law enforcement entities issued several warnings of scammers trying to take advantage of the disaster.

While the police department has not identified any suspicious funds as yet, it wanted to ensure that the public took care when it considers who to donate money to.

The Seattle Times:

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