Orton family and Orton Pipes

Yesterday morning my family and I experienced a type of loss we have never felt before. We woke up to our shop and pump house engulfed in flames. Thankfully, our neighbor came to our aid, pounding on our door to get us out of there and to call 911. Without him the flames would have reached our house where we were sleeping 15 feet away.  We are not the kind of people who ask for help, but after this devastating loss we truly need it. Brian is the sole provider for our family while I stay home with our son and homeschool our children. His entire business, Orton Pipes, with thousands of dollars in materials, tools, machines, and commissions, burned up in the shop. This was our livelihood and what paid our bills and took care of our family. Our pump house and our well was also destroyed in the fire. We will have no running water until the pump is restored. Unfortunately, our extra pump parts were stored in the shop. Everything I owned and kept dear to me was in the shop being stored until the other half of the house was remodeled. Everything but my two bins of clothing in the house. While I'm thankful our house is safe, I still can't help but feel like we have lost so much.  If you can please share our story we would be very grateful, anything at all helps right now. We have had so many people reach out to us offering words of encouragement and love. We appreciate it all so much!

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  • Dirk Heinemann  
    • $5 
    • 1 hr
  • Richard Glaubinger  
    • $25 
    • 1 d
  • JOSEPH BOGGESS 
    • $20 
    • 1 d
  • Jillian Ratner 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Michael Feldman 
    • $25 
    • 3 d
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Organizer

Rachel Marie Murray 
Organizer
Grants Pass, OR
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