Latte Art Saves Lives: Benefiting Victims of the Oso Mudslide

Oso Mudslide

oso mudslide

On Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 10:37 a.m. local time, a major landslide occurred near Oso, Washington, when a portion of a hillside collapsed, sending mud and debris across the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River. As of March 27, 2014, 25 people are confirmed dead and 90 are reported missing or unaccounted for as a result of the landslide, making it one of the most catastrophic natural disasters to occur in the region.

Oso is located just an hour or so north of Seattle and is home to fiercely proud Snohomish County resident, barista extraordinaire, and my good friend, Maxwell Mooney. In an effort to, in some small way, help restore his community, invest in his neighbors, and aid in their recovery from the Oso mudslide, Maxwell has created the Latte Art Saves Lives fundraiser on Fundly.

On its first day, Latte Art Saves Lives achieved over half of its $1,000 goal, all of which will go directly aid the Red Cross. Once the goal is met, Maxwell will be making a series of educational latte art videos which will cover milk steaming with emphasis on fundamental techniques, advanced techniques, and troubleshooting common problems.