Emergency Shelter for Veterans
During the week of February 11th, Camp Fire Emergency Shelter Project gifted a yurt to a veteran and his family. This yurt went to Concow with a wet winter start and a warm sunny afternoon finishing it up. Because we had help with the yurt set-up from family and neighbors, this was a community effort for this yurt raising. As a result, there is a growing knowledge in the Concow area about building yurts and setting them up. We had a few laughs and many smiles before this set-up project was over.
The Camp Fire Emergency Shelter Project will finish off March with a yurt workshop scheduled for the 26, 27 and 28. Starting the week in Migalia building a second yurt at this site. These will be occupied by two veterans who have been struggling with fema and need a secure place to live where they can participate in their own rebuilding process.
In April I will bring the Sawmill to Concow and begin phase two of the Emergency Shelter Project. It has been several months in the making but finally the locations have been secured, the information is getting out. The process has taken hold. It is noteworthy that we now have a growing list of interested people who have lost everything and are excited to learn and build yurts. The sawmill will make a big difference in our ability to help greater numbers of people rebuild and recover from the Camp Fire.
Furthermore the Yurt Workshop provides a hands on approach to recovery and rebuilding after the Camp Fire. Through the Yurt Workshop we will continue to produce more yurts that will be used for emergency shelter.
To attend a workshop please see the Events Calendar for upcoming workshops in Migalia and Concow. Register for a workshop to receive details about exact locations and times. Contact us for information about how you can help.