Help Build a House for the West Ladies!

For: Vicki West, Jasmine West, Cecilia West, and Hannah West
Middle TN, USA
Organizer: Jen, and Ann Merritt
of $25,000 goal.
Raised by 97 donors
72% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

The West Ladies, consisting of Vicki West and her three daughters, Jasmine, Cecilia, and Hannah, have been living off the land in a self-sustaining, homesteading lifestyle for over 20 years. Because of their agrarian lifestyle, they have been blessed with the opportunity to share this knowledge of simple living through their website ( and the Homestead Blessings DVD series, helping countless friends, family, and complete strangers learn the forgotten skills of the American homesteader.  They have also blessed many with their music, by performing and composing songs, bringing a smile to faces, and reminders of thankfulness for the simple wonders of life. 

Now they could use our help.

Due to unavoidable and unfortunate events, the West Ladies had to move from the farmhouse and land that they leased, cultivated, established, and loved for over 14 years. They were provided temporary shelter in the form of a travel trailer, but they will need to vacate it by October of this year!

They had hoped that income from their business and DVDs would come in enough to make it possible for them to have their own home and piece of Tennessee land, continuing the art of homesteading.  However, that was not the case, and we would now like to help them raise the funds to build a new home.

The goal is to raise $25,000 for building materials for a small movable cabin that they can call their own, and associated needs, including:

  • deep cycle or forklift batteries (for small solar panels)
  • one energy efficient freezer (it will be converted into a refrigerator that will run from the solar.)
  • one 150-200 gallon water tank 

Please help the West Ladies meet this goal!  Thank you for giving from your heart!

To read more about The West Ladies' recent adventures, and need to build a home, visit here:

Other notes:
Gifts are not tax deductible.
When giving, you aren't required to make a donation to the organization YouCaring, but donations are appreciated by them.  You can change the amount to your desired amount by clicking on their suggested donation, and typing in your own.

Except for a payment processing fee by WePay (2.9% of each donation plus .30 cents), and any voluntary donations to YouCaring, all of the final amount will go to the West family.

Note: If you would prefer to send a check, please mail it to:
P. O. Box #2
Hohenwald, TN 38462

Make the check out to Vicki West.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 13, 2016

Posted on January 13, 2016

I'm finally getting around to posting the herb chart we promised you (when you gave to the West Ladies)!

I've uploaded a small version, which is best for use on computer, and I plan on uploading a larger version, for those who would like to print it out to use in the kitchen.

The link for the small version is here:

I'll update you when I've uploaded the larger version.

Hope you enjoy, and are having a great new year!

Posted on November 18, 2015

Posted on November 18, 2015

Dear friends and supporters of the West Ladies',

Just wanted to share an e-card of thanks with y'all (with a hand drawn image by Mrs. West) for your kind help towards the West Ladies' last month and earlier!  Your support has helped them have a little house built by the Amish—it looks wonderful, by the way!  (I think more photos will be coming to their blog soon.)

Here is the link to view the card:

You can download and print the image too, if you'd like.

Posted on October 22, 2015

Posted on October 22, 2015

Thank you all so much for being a TREMENDOUS part of helping the West Ladies get their house built!!  We are excited to see it coming together!!!

Some of you have asked how you still can give now that the fundraiser is over.  If you'd like to give, go to:  A "Donate" button (in orange) is found on the right, just below and to the right of the West Ladies' photo.

Alternately, you can send a check to: P.O. Box #2, Hohenwald TN 38462, and made out to Vicki West.

Thank you all again so much!!

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