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Northwest Avalanche Center's Fundraiser:

Help Dig Us Out!

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THE STORY:

A huge thanks to everyone who contributed to our Spring Fund Drive! 

Without question, this past winter was a tough one for all of us who love to play in the snow. In fact, some of our weather stations recorded the least amount of snow in our 30+ year history of forecasting. While the most frustrating aspect was the impact on the winter recreation that we all love, the impact on NWAC’s fundraising was also significant. 

NWAC relies heavily on events and donations from the community to support our daily forecasting and education programs. Generating support for avalanche safety when there is no snow in the mountains is quite a challenge. Traffic to our website was down, attendance was down at the events we didn’t have to cancel, and media coverage was non-existent. The lack of a winter, cancellation of events, and general lack of excitement has resulted in an anticipated budget shortfall for the year.

Please help dig us out so we can get back on track and continue to improve our programs next season. Our plans include:

  • Hiring a 4th forecaster: With all of the recent website improvements and additional observations from the pro observer team, the forecasters are producing more accurate forecasts than ever before. However, managing all this great new data and forecasting for a HUGE area is stretching the forecasters and not allowing time for additional projects. The time has come to hire a fourth forecaster to spread out the workload and further improve our forecasting products.
  • Completing phase two of the mobile app: We delivered the avalanche forecast to you via our new mobile app this winter. Phase 2 of the app will include photo observations, the mountain weather forecast, and weather station telemetry data.
  • Expanding our youth education program: We ran an avalanche and snow science field course with Mt Baker and the Bellingham School District this winter, and we want to expand it to other school districts in the near future.

With your help, we can get back on track, put this miserable non-winter behind us, and start focusing on next season!

Prizes: Click Here for official rules

Need a little extra incentive to donate? Our generous sponsors have stepped up to offer some raffle prizes and we have an extra box of t-shirts here at the office. For every $25 you donate, you will get one raffle entry to win the prize for the day you donate! Donate at least $50 and we will also send you a t-shirt (while supplies last)!

April 27-28: 2015-16 Avy 1 class with Mt Baker Guides

April 29-30: A $500 evo gift certificate

May 1-2: A 2015-16 Unlimited Season Pass to the Summit at Snoqualmie

May 3-4: A pair of Voile V6 skis (188 cm)

May 5: Give Big: Tuesday, May 5 is the final day of our campaign and is also Give Big, the Seattle Foundation’s one-day, online charitable giving event. If you donate on May 5, the Seattle Foundation will stretch your donation.

THE FINE PRINT: For every $25 dollars donated, you will receive one raffle entry for the prize offered that day (ie. A $75 donation would get you 3 entries). Winner will be notified via email and announced on the NWAC Facebook page.

Please, do not worry about covering the fees when you donate. We have a non-profit rate with Crowdrise that keeps our fees very low if we pay them. Donations via our website or physical mailing address during this time unfortunately cannot be entered to win the promotion. 

$36,240

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jon Eastlake

    $25

  • Garrett Grove

    $100

  • David Coombs

    $100

  • Peter Krumins

    $100

  • Charlie Bergstrom

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • David Salinger & Milda Tautvydas

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • stephen m

    $50

  • Drew

    $25

  • pk

    $50

  • Bill Devlin

    $100

  • Daniel Kress

    $100

  • Bobby Terry

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Curt Hammond

    $50

  • Jonathan Reeve

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tom Jacobi

    $100

  • Chao-ying Wu

     

  • Scott Presho

    $50

  • Doug Smart

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Carl Klister

    $50

  • Sara Kimmel

    $25

  • Tom and Tina Shields

    $50

  • Tom Ormond

    $25

  • Hadley

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • J&J Wallace

    $100

  • Nick Asher

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Willy Varley

    $100

  • Pred Vadjic & Kelli Cole-Vadjic

    $100

  • Allison Vaughan

    $50

  • Mac

    $50

  • Cory Tobin

    $50

  • EPB

    $100

  • Zachary Cross

    $100

  • JR

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Elizabeth Porter

    $100

  • Pat Wright

    $100

  • David Shoultz

    $50

  • Todd Penke

    $25

  • Sierra Snow Project, Robert Morrow

    $150

  • Rich Draves

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Michael Braun

    $25

  • Chris Miske

    $25

  • Phil Hull

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • ed arthur

    $100

  • todd penke

    $50

  • Matt Logalbo

    $50

  • John Boardman

    $25

  • Mark Dale

    $25

  • Bellingham Mountaineers

    $300

  • jc

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Becky Cate

    $50

  • Eric Wehrly

    $50

  • Eric Decker

    $250

  • Skibadger

    $100

  • James Orsi

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • N7FL

    $25

  • mitsu iwasaki

    $25

  • Web Brunsteter

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Heidi Medema

    $25

  • *S L E D D E R*

    $50

  • Ty Peterson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • George Lawrence

    $100

  • Steve & Riesa Johnson

    $100

  • Rich Horigan

    $100

  • Kurt Hicks

    $50

  • Pat Norwil

    $100

  • Lyle Harvey

    $50

  • Gary Brill

    $50

  • Calvin Hall

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • John Mixon

    $50

  • Dwight Angle

    $25

  • Robert Stephenson

    $300

  • Ryans

    $125

  • Sarah James

    $100

  • John House

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Melanie Dang

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rachel Millard

    $25

  • Kevin Vandemore

    $100

  • Jon Durham

    $50

  • Ryan Heiberg

    $50

  • GiveBIG Total

    $11,661

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121% Raised of$30,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $36,240 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Northwest Avalanche Center

Amount Raised

$35,780

 

119% Raised of$30,000 Goal

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Derek Ormerod

Amount Raised

$310

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Josh Wozniak

Amount Raised

$100

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Steve conney

Amount Raised

$50

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Jim Campbell N7QME

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

GiveBIG Total

GiveBIG Total

DONATION: $11,661

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Ryan Heiberg

Ryan Heiberg

DONATION: $50

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Jon Durham

Jon Durham

DONATION: $50

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Kevin Vandemore

Kevin Vandemore

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Rachel Millard

Rachel Millard

DONATION: $25

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Anonymous

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DONATION: $25

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Melanie Dang

Melanie Dang

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

John House

John House

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Sarah James

Sarah James

DONATION: $100

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