Rich Harwood in article about Spirit of Snohomish County

United Way honors Oso responders, others who have made a difference
The Herald of Everett, WA
By Julie Muhlstein
October 2, 2014

TULALIP —At a Spirit of Snohomish County Breakfastthat highlighted heroism and generosity displayed after the Oso mudslide, United Way of Snohomish County on Wednesday also honored people who have spent years working to better the lives of others.

Sarri Gilman, who in the early 1990s founded Cocoon Houseto shelter homeless teens in Everett, was awarded this year's Spirit of Snohomish County Reeves/Sievers Founders' Award. The award is named for J.A. Reeves and Roy Sievers, who in 1940 formed the Everett Community Chest that evolved into United Way of Snohomish County.

Throughout the breakfast at the Tulalip Resort Casino, there were moments to honor those who responded after the March 22 mudslide that claimed 43 lives.

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