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Rite Aid employee giving back to those who saved her


Last updated 5/3/2019 at Noon

Michelle Mortrud has worked at the Mukilteo Rite Aid for 25 years. Each year, she earns donations for Children’s Hospital. He hospital saved her life twice as a child.

If you’ve ventured into the Mukilteo Rite Aid, you’ve likely encountered Michelle Mortrud.

She speaks slowly, has a bright smile, and is often seen working behind the cash register.

If you’ve visited the store in the last few weeks, Mortrud may have asked you for a donation to Children’s Hospital in Seattle.

It’s something she has done each year since she started working at the store 25 years ago in 1994, raising more than $300,000 for the hospital. This year, her goal is to raise $6,000, and she’s more than halfway there.

There’s good reason, too. That hospital saved her...

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