Donations and Volunteering

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Volunteering Your Time:

  • To sign up with the county to volunteer your time for general flood response work use this online form
    • Please note: 
      • If you are volunteering at a community clean-up event you will need to bring your printed volunteer form with you. Electronic copies will not be accepted. 
      • If do not have access to a printer you can wait to fill your volunteer form out on site.
  • Samaritan's Purse is providing help with clean-up for homeowners in Whatcom County whose homes have been damaged by floodwater. If you are interested in volunteering with this organization visit their website or call (360) 305-2175.
  • Whatcom Strong is looking for volunteers for their donation center. Volunteers are needed Wednesdays and Saturdays. Shifts are from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
    • Those interested in volunteering should fill out the online form and an organizer will be in touch with how you can best serve your community at this time. 
    • Whatcom Strong is currently in the process of contacting volunteers that have already reached out on their website.

Volunteering Your Equipment:

  • To volunteer your equipment, please connect with the Division of Emergency Management, Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, by phone (360-778-7165) or email (wkost@co.whatcom.wa.us).

To make a financial donation, please consider the Whatcom Community Foundation’s Resilience Fund

To donate items:

  • Whatcom Strong has set up a donation center at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden.
    • To get to the donation center in Lynden, enter the fairgrounds at Gate 5, located at the south entrance of the fairgrounds at 1775 Front Street in Lynden. Keep left to get to the large, red Henry Jansen building.
    • For information about their operating hours, distribution information, and what items they are, and are not, accepting please visit their website.