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Watch: Pszonka Family on why a memorial means so much for Oso

Jun 13, 2018, 10:13 AM | Updated: Jun 19, 2018, 5:03 pm

Tom, Karen, and Jessica Pszonka lost five family members on March 22, 2014 when an entire hillside gave way and swallowed a neighborhood in Oso.

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They’re working together with Snohomish County, KIRO Radio, and other families to help build a permanent memorial in town to honor the 43 lives lost that Saturday morning. The goal is to raise $6 million to get the memorial built before the fifth anniversary of the mudslide on March 22, 2019.

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Watch: Pszonka Family on why a memorial means so much for Oso