Deck Family Farm's Barn Fire Recovery Effort

For: Deck Family Farm
Junction City, OR
Organizer: Christine and John
Deck Family Farm's Barn Fire Recovery Effort (Deck Family Farm)
$11,544
of $40,000 goal.
Raised by 175 donors
28% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

On the evening of Sunday, November 9th the Deck Family Farm experienced a setback when our barn caught fire. By the time the local firefighters arrived, the flames engulfed the building and all we could do was keep it from spreading. 

We lost the building, some equipment, our bull, and two calves, but we are thankful beyond belief that no family, interns, or employees were in or near the barn when the alfalfa hay inside began to burn. 

We suspect it was the hay that spontaneously combusted on its own due to some composting in the stacks, but we can't know for sure. Unfortunately, parts of the building were brand new, and the replacement costs will far exceed what our insurance company will cover.

For now, we're going about business as usual with some help from neighbors and use of other facilities. But some of you have asked if there is anything you can do to defray our immediate costs or to help with clean up and rebuilding efforts. We would appreciate any help from our community and customers as we work to bounce back and replace some of the uninsured items like the manure spreader, loader, spin spreader, stanchions and panels.

For this reason we set-up this fundraising tool through YouCaring.com. It's free to use and anything helps.

We'll keep this site and our own updated with more info going forward (http://www.deckfamilyfarm.com/).

It is a time to give thanks,
Christine & John Deck and the Deck Family Farm “Farmily”

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 17, 2014

Posted on November 17, 2014

We are overwhelmed by the generosity you've shown in the past week! In every way possible, the Oregon local food community has come out in full force. Thanks for your time, donations, moral support, and advice to help us bounce back. So far, we've raised more than $7,500 from 115 supporters to go toward rebuilding the barn. And even more offline that we'll add to YouCaring today.
Speaking of the barn...After a few days of rain and some watering, the fire has subsided and the debris clean up effort will start soon - hopefully on Thanksgiving weekend (If you're interested in helping, feel free to call us at 541-998-4697). We'll keep you posted and include pictures as that gets under way. Until then...take care and stay warm!

The Deck Family Farm "Farmily"

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