• United Way announces distributions sites for Coat & Blanket Drive

    ABERDEEN, Wash. – Community Distribution Sites for the 2013 Coat & Blanket Drive by the United Way/Les Schwab will open on Nov 5. All locations will be open Tuesday, November 5th from 10 am – 3:00 pm. Families, children and individuals in need are welcome to go to the following locations to get a coat or blanket at no charge while supplies last. 


    Harbor City Church

    1700 Cherry Street


    Hoquiam Library

    420 7th St


    Simpson School, RM #22

    519 W Simpson Ave


    Elma Senior Center

    100 W Main St

    Ocean Shores

    Church of Latter Day Saints

    228 Albatross St


    South Beach Fire & EMS

    170 W Spokane St


    United Way is working directly with elementary schools in our area to deliver coats and new tennis shoes to  the demand is overwhelming as many children are wearing shoes that no longer fit or are so worn that their feet are getting soaked.  We are still looking to fill those school ‘wish lists’. We will need 200 children’s coats and almost 300 pairs of new children’s tennis shoes to meet the need.


    Donations are being accepted until Oct 31, there are boxes at many participating merchants including all Les Schwab, Dennis Company, Anchor Bank and Timberland Bank locations, Jodesha Broadcasting, Grays Harbor Radio and the Daily World .

    For more information or to make a cash donation call United Way at 360.532.6260

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  • Chill, the Drill’s Over

    MONTESANO, Wash. – Chuck Wallace, Deputy Director of the Grays Harbor County Emergency Management Agency tells us “The “Chill it’s A Drill” AHAB Siren Activation Test in Grays Harbor County worked very well.”

    Results from the different sites all indicated a loud, clear voice message and a clear wailing siren.  It was the intention of Grays Harbor County Emergency Management, Local Emergency Management Agencies throughout the 5 County Region and Washington State Emergency Management Division to allow the citizens to hear the actual siren wail. This would assist them in the future if a severe emergency should occur. Remember, the AHAB Sirens can be used for emergency situations other than a Tsunami. The capability is there to provide notification and voice messages for any type of severe weather or disaster situation.


    Website visitors can hear the siren in the attached .mp3, just click on the story title above.

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