In honor of the seven employees and families affected by the April 2, 2010 tragedy at Tesoro Anacortes refinery, Tesoro in cooperation with the Skagit Community Foundation has established the Tesoro Anacortes Refinery Survivors Fund. Donations received will be divided equally among the seven employees or their estates. The fund is intended to assist with expenses to support the survivors and their dependents during this difficult time. The fund will remain open to receive donations for 90 days.
There are three ways to make a donation: •Online through the Network for Good. You must enter Tesoro Anacortes Refinery Survivors Fund in the Designation box for your donation to go to the fund (to access, left click URL at top of this blog entry). •In person at any branch of Skagit State Bank to account number 3117046362. •Through the mail to: Tesoro Anacortes Refinery Survivors Fund, Skagit Community Foundation, P. O. Box 1763, Mount Vernon, WA 98273.
You will receive a receipt when you donate to the fund. Due to IRS regulations, your contribution will not be tax deductible.
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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