The recent storms in the U.S. Pacific Northwest caused flooding and up to $1 billion in damages to a portion of the I-5 corridor between Seattle and Portland this last week. The Cascade Bicycle Club has pledged to match the first $2,500 in donations that come in (which has already been surpassed!) for flood relief in the Centralia/Chehalis area. Biking Bis will also give $5 to the relief effort for each of the first 20 links to his story on this relief effort. Link away and get the word out, bloggers!
You can give online with a credit/debit card or mail your donation to the United Way of Lewis County — details are at Biking Bis. Don’t forget also to hit your employer up for matching funds if they have a giving program; many of them have a minimum amount they’ll match so check the policy before you cheap out and give only $20. This is the season for giving, and these folks probably need your help more than you need that widescreen flat panel HDTV you’ve been eyeballing.