In the wake of a Friday, April 2 fire that left five dead and two in critical condition, Tesoro announced Saturday, April 3 that they will provide grief counseling and establish a memorial fund.
“We are providing grief counseling and support to all affected Tesoro employees and their families, regardless of their location,” read a company statement. “We also are providing counseling through our Employee Assistance Program 24 hours a day, seven days week at (888) 456-1324.”
Tesoro is also establishing a memorial fund for those impacted by this tragedy.
The fund is open to anyone who wishes to contribute, and information will soon be posted on the site listed below. For those who would like to send cards or letters of sympathy, they can be addressed to the Anacortes Refinery, P.O. Box 700, Anacortes, Washington, 98221. Company representatives will see that they are delivered to the families in need.
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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