Oregon wildfire takes family home and business

A family very dear to me just  lost their home and food truck in the tragic Almeda Fire that  swept through Southern Oregon on September 8th. Lichen and Phoenix have three beautiful children: Malaya 7, Llewella 9, and Asa 11.

Please help them get back on their feet, as the lost food truck was their only source of income and their home was a rental. Their insurance agent also did not add the rental insurance policy they had requested a week before the fire. Your money will ONLY fund basic needs for their family. (Including food, water, clothes, and shelter.)

Lichen and Phoenix are among the hardest working people I know, starting their own local ramen business from scratch in 2018. They serve farmers markets in Ashland and Medford, lunch/dinner service in Talent, among many private events and festivals in the Rogue Valley. They have put everything into this self made business since day one, sometimes working 13 hours shifts and then cooking into the late night.

Their company has also always participated in the Pay It Forward program, providing free bowls of ramen to hungry people in need.  

*The photo below is the site of their home, and the destruction on wheels was their ramen truck.*

  • Arjuna Costa 
    • $150 
    • 15 mos
  • Markus Lyons 
    • $20 
    • 18 mos
  • Kevin Vergin 
    • $50 
    • 18 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 19 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 19 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lola Danforth 
Organizer
Ashland, OR
Lichen Richardson 
Beneficiary