Gary Ray was the pastor at the Oso chapel in March. While doing work for the church on the morning of Saturday, March 22, he received a call from another pastor in Darrington. There had been a massive landslide and he should come back, the pastor said. After the slide, Ray provided spiritual and emotional support for a community that prided itself on its strong sense of independence.
From KCTS: Ray talks about his experience.
KUOW 94.9 and KCTS 9 collaborated to produce this series of profiles of people most affected by the landslide — a woman rescued from the mud, a couple who lost their home, a first responder struggling with post-traumatic stress, and leaders, municipal and spiritual, still working tirelessly for their community.