Help Kodiak after the fire...

$28,901 of $1 goal

Raised by 335 people in 33 months
Kodiak Greenwood  BIG SUR, CA
**There are now many ways to donate to Kodiak, see below for more details**

If you know Kodiak Greenwood then you know how much he hates the idea of asking for help but that, unfortunately, is precisely what he needs right now. One of the finest young photographers in the game, Greenwood was amongst the hardest hit by the Pfeiffer Fire which ravaged his beloved hometown of Big Sur on December 16th, 2013. Pictured above in the smoldering aftermath of the devastation, Kodi lost virtually everything he owned in the inferno.

Stuck out of state when the fateful flames came, Greenwood returned home to little more than scorched earth and a long road to recovery. The fire destroyed all of his professional photographic equipment (estimated to be at least $50,000), much of his archives, his clothing, his travel gear, scores of family heirlooms, and so much more. The list of lost is unfathomable.

A Big Sur native who has helped fight several fires for other people over the years, most notably that heroic time on Apple Pie Ridge in 2008, found himself and his world on the wrong side of the fire wall this time around.

Please donate what you can to help this extraordinary artist get back on his feet: www.kodiakgreenwood.com

** If you would like to send a check directly to Kodiak (to avoid fees), you can do so here: PO Box 103, Big Sur, CA 93920 **

** You can also direct your donation specifically to Kodiak (via PayPal, with lesser processing fees) through this trusted site: http://bigsurfire2013.org/

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Update 6
32 months ago

Hello my friends.

Once again I wanted to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Getting back on track is slow going but with this support it will be a much easier transition. This whole experience has been a whirlwind and I am so thankful for all of you. I look forward to paying it forward someday. I want to be like you and offer a helping hand. We are all in it together and I know this more now than ever. Happy New Year, I am also here for you!
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Update 5
33 months ago

Hello,

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy holiday. Your outreach, support and kindness have given me one of the most moving experiences I have ever felt. Thanks for inspiring me and showing me what we all can achieve. When we help each other and put our minds together we can do anything. This experience has taught me so much. I look at the act of giving in a new way. The time will come when I have the opportunity to give to others as you all have been giving to me. Cheers to a new beginning. I hope to see you along the way. Much love.

Kodiak Greenwood

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Update 4
33 months ago

Hello,
I am awestruck, inspired, moved by the generosity of everyone. This is the most amazing thing I have experienced. I hope to connect with all of you soon. I am still up on the mountain, walking the roads and looking through ashes. Tears come and go, but I feel that there will be something really good to come from this. I am looking forward to getting back on my feet and working hard. Thanks to everyone, this is such a beautiful thing. From Big Sur, a huge thank you.

All the best,

Kodiak Greenwood
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Update 3
33 months ago


Thank you Mark [for this article].
http://m.montereycountyweekly.com/blogs/article_d8d587d8-6821-11e3-a3c1-0019bb30f31a.html?mode=jqm
Big sur people are doing great. The community is coming together.
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$28,901 of $1 goal

Raised by 335 people in 33 months
Created December 17, 2013
JS
$40
John Selmo
31 months ago (Monthly Donation)
HM
$50
Hayley Mortison
32 months ago
AS
$40
Alison S
32 months ago

Sending good thoughts your way. x

SY
$100
Scratch y
32 months ago

sorry for your loss pal. We'll draw up a new special one for that dirt piece you own. can't make 1909.

BM
$100
Bruce Merchant
32 months ago

BTW If you need a camera for the time being, I have a Fujifilm Finepix HS50EXR that takes pretty good digital pics. I can loan it to you if you wish.

JS
$40
John Selmo
32 months ago (Monthly Donation)
JG
$100
Julie & Kaylee Gibson
32 months ago

Sending our love and support to you.

JR
$25
Jessica Rankin
32 months ago

Stumbled across your story in the rabbit hole of Instagram. Big Sur is a magical place and your work is beyond gorgeous. Wishing you well in this journey of recovery and rebirth.

SA
$25
Shay Armstrong
33 months ago

Hope you get back on your feet soon!

$200
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33 months ago
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