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Students Build, Deliver Sheds To Holiday Farm Fire Survivors

Lane ESD Webmaster

Nearly two dozen sheds have been built and given to Holiday Farm Fire survivors.  Students from Lane County high schools and Lane Community College built the sheds to give affected families a place to store tools and other items as they rebuild.

Shareen Vogel is with the Lane Education Service District, which coordinated much of the project.   She says wildfire survivors were pleased with the sheds.

Credit Lane ESD Webmaster / YouTube.com
Students and other participants assemble a shed.

“Just overwhelming joy to have something concrete on what was –in most cases - just flattened, cleaned-up, bare property.  There’s a deep level of appreciation.”

Organizers say students earned credit for their work, while also learning about how to make a positive difference for those in need.  Vogel says there’s potential for future projects like this one, given everyone’s enthusiasm.

List of community partners involved in the project:

Agency partners

  • Lane ESD
  • Connected Lane County
  • Lane Workforce Partnership
  • Northwest Youth Corps
  • Lane Community College
  • Elmira High School
  • Creswell High School
  • Churchill High School
  • Sheldon High School
  • McKenzie High School

Industry Partners

·   Chambers Construction

·   PIVOT Architecture


·   Kaminski Construction

·   RiverBend Materials

·   Ausland Group

·   Hamilton Construction

·   Willamette Graystone

·   FM Sheet Metal

Funding Partners

  • United Way of Lane County
  • Oregon Community Foundation
  • Roundhouse Foundation

 Community Partners

  •  Living Water Family Fellowship
  • McKenzie Community Development Corporation

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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