. Mission Update 2-11-2019

Yes, I am still here. Thank you everyone for your support and patience. Things never seem to come together as quickly as I would like. There was about a three-week period that I was committed to another schedule and was not able to get back in the Chico Paradise area until last week. During that time we were able to complete one floor build and yurt set-up at Adams place in Migalia (right next to Paradise) where we are set to place ten yurts in total. The lead-up to this first of ten at this location has been a slow process but we now have the first yurt in place there with plans for nine more along with a bath house.

I hope to have two veterans in yurts by the end of this coming week. Weather will play a significant part of this schedule. A big thanks to all who have helped us to get this far along. We are making more contacts on a regular basis but are in short supply of volunteers right now. I think this will improve with time.

There have been many donations of supplies such as generators, propane heaters blankets, cots and other items for personal needs that are being distributed by Corina Dixon in Chico. I have four composting toilets in addition to the two that have already gone out. We have received finical support to get us this far and have several yurts ready to place on floors as soon as we are able, according to each individual situation.

We have many materials ready and on hand to keep things rolling. However additional financial support will be needed soon. At this point we are close to accomplishing the original short-term goals set out at the beginning of this project and are now looking into setting long term goals that reflect on what we have learned so far. We have not made a significant effort to advertise or spread the word about what we are doing but will step it up as we complete the short-term goals. It is my hope that the track record and accomplishments we have made will serve as motivation for greater participation and support in the future.  There are many in need and much to be done.

Helping others is not only good for them and a good thing to do, it also makes us happier and healthier too. Giving also connects us to others, creating stronger communities and helping to build a happier society for everyone. And it’s not all about money – we can also give our time, ideas and energy.

I will post more details and photos as they come in.

All help and support are greatly welcomed.

Thank you everyone.

Ron Trout

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