Chuck and Sherry Johnson are lifelong La Honda residents who are hard-working and beloved members of this small Santa Cruz Mountain community. Their home was built by Chuck's father in 1947, on a carefully chosen site, and has been the family home for many years.
While extended periods of rain last winter ended years of drought in California, they caused a destructive landslide in the small community of La Honda, resulting in the total loss of 3 homes and serious damage to the Johnson's property. Currently, the Johnson home sits at the head of the landslide, in a precarious spot, considering the significant sinking of their backyard close to the house as well as the road below (Scenic Drive).
-Cover the cost of a geotechnical study of the Johnson's property ($24,000 estimate). Immediate need! This will also help provide info re: possible impact on surrounding roads, like Woodland Vista and Fir View.
-Help cover cost of measures to protect the house for the coming rainy season.
- Help cover cost of mitigation measures to prevent further damage to the Johnson property in future years.
How You Can Help
Sadly, insurance does not cover loss due to this type of landslide. Please consider donating any amount, large or small, to help the Johnson's save their family home!
Sharing this site with others who may want to help would also be much appreciated. Thanks so much for your help!
Johnson property - early stage of landslide damage, house at top of property
Johnson's backyard property with landslide, house right above slide to right
15 to 20 foot drop in land
Tarps used to help prevent further damage after slide
Large, established trees dropped with the land
Scenic Drive closure below Johnson's property -
3 homes lost
- Lynnette Vega
- Douglas Gunning
- Allison Howard-Smith
- Elizabeth Chapman
- Sue Henkin-Haas
Organizer and beneficiary
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