Operation: Steelhead Wraps Up in Washington

Mike Lee

Mike Lee, a native of Chicago, graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Creative Writing. At LMU, Mike developed international and domestic volunteer trips and served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Student Veterans Organization. Mike’s professional background is in advertising and marketing, and has experience in executing large print and digital campaigns for non-profit and tourism clients. He lives in Los Angeles where he thinks a lot about dogs, bourbon, and the Chicago Bears.

In response to the landslide that devastated the town of Oso, Washington on March 22, Region 10 launched Operation: Steelhead to provide assistance to those affected in any way possible. Regional leaders and members located near Snohomish County (14 in total) were grateful to have the opportunity to serve and support the relief efforts of local emergency management agencies on site.

Because of the severity of destruction that left much of the area unsalvageable, Operation: Steelhead was limited to a small-scale response. As requested, our team assisted the City of Arlington EOC in constructing a donation management plan, worked with the National Guard to help with volunteer supervision at donation drop and distribution sites, and mucked out a home in the affected area.

We were honored to play a small role in aiding the community of Oso and will remain ready to provide any additional support, should it be requested.

Members of Region 10 gathered in Oso, Washington to provide support following the landslide that devastated the community in March.