The money flowed in from across the United States mostly in $10 and $20 checks.
The United Way of Snohomish County has raised about $2.4 million for mudslide relief. The American Red Cross has received more than $3 million. Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation based in Arlington has raised $1.7 million.
About half the money was distributed immediately, mostly in direct help for victim families including checks totaling $450,000 given directly to 52 families who lived on Steelhead Drive, the street destroyed by the mudslide.