Now through December 31, the Community Foundation of NCW is helping us reach our goal of $30,000 to keep the hammers pounding as we rebuild homes for wildfire survivors. (Those are Amish volunteers above, working on a home for a 2014 wildfire survivor.)
Last year, with your support, we built and dedicated 14 homes for survivors of the 2014 Carlton Complex Wildfire. This year, we're replacing 14 more--for survivors of both the Carlton Complex and 2015's Okanogan Complex fires. Although we've raised the funds needed for materials, we still need to raise the funds to manage building multiple homes at once. Here are some of the people your gifts have been supporting.
A seasonal river guide, Michelle Carfagno began building herself a sweet little solar-powered home outside of Twisp in 2000. But Michelle lost everything she owned in the Carlton Complex Fire. She has couch-surfed and stayed with friends ever since, but is now getting a new home, thanks to donations from people like you and volunteer crews from North Creek Presbyterian Church (NCPC), Christian Public Service (CPS), and United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM).
In the late ‘90s, Dale and his brother Joe used their savings to purchase 40 acres of land and build their homes next door to each other. Dale built his own 1400 ft2 home “from the foundation up, with my own hands.” Both Dale and Joe lost their homes in the Carlton Complex Fire. But last March we welcomed Joe into his new home, and this March we'll welcome Dale into a new donor-funded, volunteer-built home. That's the good your support makes possible!