My parents, Amy & Chamba Cooke, recently lost their home and possessions in the Nevada County Jones Fire. My mother Amy agreed to do an interview with CBS News August 18th 2020 and was told then that our home was gone.
My parents have loved living in Nevada County for the past 20 years and in their beautiful Innisfree (named for the William Butler Yates poem) for the last 15 years. Working at Woolman at Sierra Friends Center (also devastated by the Jones Fire), owing and operating Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli, actively creating and supporting community in Nevada County in every decision, they poured so much love and energy into creating spaces where every one felt not only welcome, but truly seen.
Many people have been asking how they can help and asking for a go fund me page. I am setting this up with some push back from my parents, as they feel they are getting their basic needs taken care of at this time. They have only agree to me creating this page with the understanding that once there needs are met they will be donating any excess funds to others in need. So many of you have reached out asking for a place to donate, thank you so much. I have also set up a venmo for them if you prefer with the handle @Innisfree123
Anything you can give is deeply appreciated. Your love and support is felt no matter what, thank you.
- William Dew
- Reed Hamilton
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- Mark Walker