Ty Suddarth & Family Relief Fund
This is a fund raiser for Ty Suddarth, his partner Amanda and their six-month old son Duke. Ty lost his home and every possession other than what was on back in the Oso mudslide. Ty was running an errand at the time the mudslide hit, while Amanda and Duke were at home. Amanda and Duke miraciously survived but have both sustained critical injuries, and both are still at Harborview Medical Center. Amanada suffered multiple compound fractures while Duke suffered a fractured skull. We are hoping to collect at least $30,000 for Ty and his family to help with temporary housing and replacing personal items like clothing, household items, and help with out of pocket medical expenses. Ty is an employee with Olympic Interiors and member of the Pacific NW Regional Council of Carpenters. Your generocity and thoughtfulness are appreciated.
"Thank you so much Ruperto! Amanda and baby Duke are doing very well! Duke is doing so well he was transferred to Children's Hospital to start rehab. Amanda and Ty both got to hold him. Amanda had her 4th surgery and will get a 5th on her eye on Thursday. She is doing really well. After only a week, she can move her left arm all around and ever rotate it. I didn't see her yesterday but my husband said she is moving her legs too and she was sitting up. Their recovery has been incredible. We are so fortunate and grateful! The support from you, the union & brothers, and others has been so amazing "“ we all can't hardly comprehend it. Ty mentioned a union meeting to me over the phone this morning. He intends on being there. If it's appropriate, we will all be there!"
Upon the advice of UBC Chief of Staff Justin Weidner, I wrote a letter to General President Doug McCarron asking for assistance through the Helping Hands program. “This program provides funds for members who are in dire need due to circumstances beyond their control,” said Weidner. “President McCarron presented Suddarth’s situation to the Helping Hands Committee, and they responded immediately, providing him with a check for $10,000."
I want to thank Qualstar Credit Union, and Firstline Systems and Olympic Interiors, both Union contractors, and all of the members of Washington Interior/Exterior Systems Local Union No. 41 who showed up today at our monthly meeting. We raised over $13,000! Thank You!
Tune into the Ron and Don Show on KIRO 97.3 FM around 5:17pm today 3/31/14. I will be on talking about this site to raise much needed funds for this family.
I'm so so happy that you all survived this horrible event. I have lost also. This really fills my heart that you are all OK.
That's awsome that they are improving and the family dog was found and alive. I pray for continued improvements