• The Equine Rescue Association in Marysville is urgently seeking help. Feed costs have skyrocketed and they are stretched too thin for their 29 horses. For questions about donations contact or 360-658-5494.

• The Marysville Community Food Bank is in need of volunteers. One hour or two; some eeds are Thursday and Fridays, 8-11 a.m., strong backs to help unload trucks; Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8-11 a.m., drivers of vans or pick ups to go to local stores to pick up donations (mileage is reimbursed); Wednesday afternoon cleaning (mopping the floor, vacuuming), this could be a professional service paid for by a local church/business contribution or a couple people who have two hours of time and energy; finally, help with data entry on the computer. For information call Joyce at 360-658-1054.


• Purrfect Pals, a no-kill cat shelter based in Arlington, adopts out 2,000 cats each year., email Kathy at, or call her at 360-618-0417.

• Sarvey Wildlife Rescue needs volunteers over age 14 to help care for injured animals. or call 360-435-4817.

• The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce, 360-659-5453, needs volunteers for office work, phones and special projects; the Visitor Information Center, 360-657-2326, needs volunteers for helping tourists with brochures, maps and directions; both are at 3710 168th Street NE Suite C-101, Arlington.

• Stillaguamish Senior Center needs volunteers for bingo on Tuesdays and Fridays and van drivers for special events and to deliver food for the food bank Mondays. Call Karen at 360-653-4551 ext. 228.

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