The Harris Family

For: The Harris Family
Organizer: Family and Friends of the Harris Family
of $150,000 goal
30% Complete

The Story

Thank you everyone. We can feel the love and support surrounding us daily. It truly is what's getting us all through this. This event has forever changed our lives in more ways than I could have ever imagined. Please just continue to pray for our strength and courage to get through this and please continue to pray for our son Wyatt, nieces Nevaeh & Paityn (doing well and getting better daily) and our sweet princess McKenzie! I am thankful that we are all alive and I truly believe that miracles can and have happened. My baby girl is a miracle and she will continue to amaze us all. Loves and Hugs to all, Sara

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on May 1, 2014 by Family and Friends of the Harris Family

Update from Bring McKenzie Home:

We are looking for cabinet (kitchenette and nurses station) either donation and/or discount for the interior of Mckenzie's space. We have countertops, nurses area sink, and appliances donated! Yay! If anyone has recommendations please contact and we will forward onto construction/design team. (Plans attached in photos). Thanks to Ralph Allen at Grace Architects for the awesome design!

Posted on April 27, 2014 by Family and Friends of the Harris Family

Its time for decor! We have made so much progress in building McKenzie's addition, its now time for the fun part! Decorating!

Sara and McKenzie have been talking out how they want to decorate her new room. And they have chosen a "shabby chic" inspiration modeled after the princesses room in the Disney movie Frozen!

Can you help us acquire some shabby chic pieces and accessories and decor for McKenzie's room before she gets home? No more hospital room for McKenzie!

Here are some specific decor ideas:

1st Pic- Examples of comforters. (full size)
Two would be ideal so they can be rotated for cleaning.
(main colors pale blue & cream, Frozen colors)

2nd Pic- Chest for foot of bed.
Buffet for storage
(items do not have to be correct color, Sara is willing to refinish if needed)

3rd Pic- Comfortable chairs x 2 (for reading area)
(we can get slipcovers if needed)
Small table for reading area
Throw pillow ideas (several could be used)

4th Pic- In comments- Frames for wall decor.

Items for McKenzie's small kitchen:

baking pans (McKenzie loves to bake)
misc kitchen items

Please contact me regarding donations & questions.

Thank you!

Posted on April 25, 2014 by Family and Friends of the Harris Family

Home stretch! Sprint to the finish line and so much more work to do! Labor volunteers have gotten less and less over the holiday but we need help more than ever this weekend! Mckenzie's projected discharge has moved up to May 2nd because she is doing so well! And we are not ready!

This Saturday and Sunday the Mitchell fine homes and Chris with CTK need help with re-building a rock wall and deck framing and siding pre wrap!

Call your friends, jeep club, firefighter's, Boy Scouts, church members, whoever may be available to help. 10-12 volunteers per day should do the trick! Even if it's just a few hours your help is needed!

Email for ?'s.

Thank you everyone!

Posted on March 27, 2014 by Family and Friends of the Harris Family
Hello all,
We are moving ahead of schedule thanks to all the generous community donations and volunteers!  Amazing!
Feel free to forward onto friends/colleagues that may be able to offer labor assistance on any of the listed days.  The next two weeks are concrete/framing/siding! Email and we will get them the site address and put them on the list.  Any help is much appreciated. 
We are in need of some more lumber donation for framing also.
We are moving right along on the project!  
Here is the update from Mike (construction Manager) and Chris (construction site supervisor):
Started the elevator shaft today, and poured the elevator concrete pit...
McKenzie schedule update:
Looks like we are moving along.  Here is a schedule for the next few days.
Wednesday 3/26.....  Excavation of Footings  (0 laborers needed)
Thursday 3/27...... Excavation of Footings   (0 laborers needed)
Friday 3/28...... Foundation formwork   (3 or 4 laborers needed, men to carry heavy forms and steel)
Saturday 3/29.... Foundation formwork and pour concrete  (3 or 4 laborers needed, men to carry heavy forms and steel)
Sunday 3/30..... stripping formwork, cleaning forms, backfill footings, footing drains   (4-8 laborers needed, heavy dirty work)
Monday 3/31....... deliver framing material and start framing floor  (3 laborers needed to carry materials) (3 framers needed)
Tuesday  4/1....... framing  (3 laborers needed to carry materials) (3 framers needed)
Wednesday 4/2....... framing  (3 laborers needed to carry materials) (3 framers needed)
Thursday 4/3....... framing (3 laborers needed to carry materials) (3 framers needed)
Friday 4/4....... framing - siding (3 laborers needed to carry materials) (3 framers needed)
Saturday 4/5....... siding (siding team 4 guys)  (3 laborers needed to carry materials) (3 framers needed)
Sunday 4/6.......  masonry - brick and clean up work  (4-8 laborers needed for general clean up)
As always... thanks
Thank you so very much everyone!  
Warm regards,
The Bring McKenzie Home construction committee members!

Posted on March 19, 2014 by Family and Friends of the Harris Family
Brief updated needs list from Mike (construction manager) today:

We still need a few items like:
1. General on site supervision (experienced contractor) (emails are out)
2. Recycling Dumpster for construction materials
3. Gutters and Downspouts, flashing
Insulation and caulking
4. Trusses (maybe)
5. New deck material
6. Hardie plank siding
7. Cabinets and closet packages
8. Interior millwork, window sills
9. Flooring

For all donations (time or materials) we will be happy to issue a receipt/letter by which your charitable donation may be recognized under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

From 70 item needs list..... Down to 9 items! Amazing!

Email : if you have interest in helping with any if the above listed items!

Posted on March 11, 2014 by Family and Friends of the Harris Family

King5 will air an interview today at 5 On channel 5.

Q13 will now air story at 9 & 10.

Please tune in and thank you for supporting this amazing family! 

Posted on March 8, 2014 by Family and Friends of the Harris Family

Here is our updated needs list. Many thanks to the Ron & Don show and their many listeners. We could not come this far with out you. Our list is down 70 items to 20.  We are so thankful to everyone that has signed up to help. 

Bring McKenzie Home Committee

Updated needs list 3/8/2014

Version 3


Estimated amount (notes)


Generator and service panel

To solely power McKenzies addition/medical needs in case of power failure.


Sheet Rock/Dry wallMaterials

Estimate 1250 sq feet



Labor crew


Lumber Package

For 800sq foot addition.  Contact bringmckenziehome@gmail.comfor details of what/how much is needed.


Truss Package

For 800sq foot addition.  Contact bringmckenziehome@gmail.comfor details of what/how much is needed.  


Deck remodel labor crew

2 laborers for 3 days of labor (estimated)


Deck lumber donation

Estimated 600sq feet treated lumber


Exterior siding/trim material

Estimated 1100sq feet


Exterior siding/trim labor

Estimate 2 laborers for 2 days


Insulation materials and labor

Estimate for 800sq foot addition


Concrete pump/boom truck

Addition is on the backside of the house and need to get the concrete from front to back of home with boom.


Ceiling lift/tract system

To move Mckenzie from her bedroom to bathroom area with out using the floor hoyer lift


Case and Base materials

For interior millwork finishing.  Estimate 500 l/f


Interior doors material and labor

Estimate 6 doors


Kitchen/nursing area cabinetry

Estimate 10 l/feet


Counter top/pulls

Estimate 10 l/feet


Closet/medical supply shelving

One closet


Bathroom mirrors/accessories


Hard surface flooring

Estimate 800sq feet




ADA accessible van/lift


Many many prayers or positive thoughts


If you have laborer’s or materials or any equipment you can offer to the “bring Mckenzie home” committee please feel free to email us at

Posted on March 3, 2014 by Family and Friends of the Harris Family
A update will air today on 97.3,  KIRO radio's Ron & Don Show at 4:17 & 6:17. Please take a listen and thank you for your support.

Posted on February 26, 2014 by Family and Friends of the Harris Family

McKenzie continues to make progress every day. The Harris family would like to thank everyone who has volunteered. They feel truly blessed by the out pouring of support.
Thank You

From  Bring McKenzie Home:

Updated list of donations and remaining needs after the Ron and Don Show!

February 20, 2014 at 2:35pm

Electrical volunteers:

üMark Purther of Unity electric (this is the company Doug works for)

üBrent Kelly- labor

üShoreline Electric- labor

Dry Wall labor

üLabor donation by:Bruce Moore and co-workers

üNeed:donation of drywall material and supplies still

ADA consultation:

üAmy Holt and Laura Hayworth of rebuilding together of south sound at the master builders association of Pierce County

Exterior doors:

üGary Colins at Coded entry systems


üThe girl scout troop #43886 on April 12th This is McKenzie’s Girl scout troop and they are donating all their cookie money to the Harris’s and have planned this fundraiser.Go to the Facebook site to see the flier and other fundraisers coming up!

Heavy equipment/excavation

üPatrick Walker @ walker construction

üChris Kelley at Kelly Home services

Lumber and materials donations

üSteve Putney at Arrow Lumber and Hardware in Eatonville

General offer of construction Labor

üRon Gomes at Gomes on Homes LLC

Kitchenette appliances donation

üPat Kinnaird offered to purchase refrigerator, microwave, cooktop, and dishwasher

Architect services

üMark Hurley

üKelly Haines

üRalph Allen at grace architects

Wheel Chair lift:

üOffer to help with the wheelchair lift from Tom Kawamoto at NW elevations


üKevin Pollack at Valley Glass donated all the windows needed for project


üLarry Howard in Millcreek offered to cover the labor

üLarry is checking with his suppliers to see if donations can be made

üJulie Hatfield at PABCO roofing donated 15 squares of SG-30 3 tab shingles

General contractor services:

üCTK construction in Puyallup offered general contracting services

üLew Samdal of Samdal Construction Interior and Millwork donated the labor for the ADA bathroom remodel.Also donated time/labor for plans and permits.

üBranden owner of Reality Contracting LLC offered general contracting services

Donuts for the workers

üTom Dobrinski at Epic Donuts in Puyallup

Concrete work:

üStan Johnson donated the labor for the foundation for the add on!

üT and D construction offered labor for concrete work.

üNeed: concrete donated.

Paint supplies and labor:

üSteve Zevnick at Purcell Painting labor and supplies donated

üLabor donation from Kevin at Claffeys painting

üLabor donation by Jason Gallwas

üDarlene Lang at West Coast Paint donates supplies and labor

Electric bed and medical supplies:

üLynn Petersen- electric hospital bed with bar for lifting and rolling table

üMelanie Acheson- electric bed and some other equipment for mobility and physical therapy services .

General offers of labor/skilled trade:

üSeveral people made contact to donate general labor and skilled labor to the cause!Too many to list!

Still seeking donations for:

üConcrete pump truck

üDown spout drains

üFraming labor and lumber

üRoof trusses

üDeck remodel lumber and labor

üSky light(s)

üRoof vents, felt, flash

üExterior siding and trim material and labor

üBrick veneer/masonry and labor

üInsulation material and labor

üPlumbing supplies (sink, shower, tub, toilet)

üTile work/laborer

üBathroom tile donation

üHVAC duct furnace extensions and materials

üLight fixtures and fan

üCase and Base donation (for interior millwork finishing)

üCloset shelving/organization

üInterior doors

üDrywall material (labor is covered)

üHard surface flooring for 800sq feet

üHoyer ceiling lift and install

üLandscape material (labor is covered)

üADA accessible Van with lift.

üHome Hyperbaric chamber

Posted on February 25, 2014 by Family and Friends of the Harris Family
The Ron and Don Kiro radio show interview will air today at 3:07 & 5:07 on 97.3. Thank you for your support for this amazing family.


About the Organizer



Add Our Donation Widget to Your Site
Grab Our Widget

The Harris Family

Grab Our Widget