Susan and Quitze are Homeless!

In the blink of an eye, life changed for Susan and Quitze Pilling. One moment, Susan was enjoying the day out on her deck. The next, the earth under the home violently gave way and slid downslope, shearing the deck off and taking Susan with it. Miraculously, she survived the landslide, but the house did not. Their home was wrenched off support columns and now “sits” precariously on the collapsed ground of the former homesite. As such, the house is uninhabitable and County officials monitoring this active slide will not allow them to reside on their property until it is deemed safe (via the building permit process).

In a word, Susan and Quitze Pilling are…homeless. Two of the sweetest, coolest, most wonderful people on earth are in desperate need of your help. They need a place to live but have no funds to do so. They are currently getting by with occasional house-sitting gigs, crashing at friends’ homes, and sleeping in the car. Homeowners’ insurance doesn’t cover landslides, so they’ve lost almost everything. Yet through it all, Susan maintains her characteristic joie de vivre and Quitze managed 18 units at Oregon Coast Community College. They will rebuild, but it will be a long, difficult undertaking. And it will be impossible without your help—first, in funding their immediate need of establishing temporary shelter before winter comes and second, helping them rebuild.

Please know that every donation will help. In this distressed situation, everything from gas money to the thousands of dollars they will need for geological studies, permits, etc., will help relieve the seemingly insurmountable burden they face. The goal seems high but we can do this! Start with $5 now. More later if you can. But everyone please share this story far and wide! That’s the key to success here. 10k people seeing this and donating $5 each and we’ll reach the goal. Donate if you can but please, please don’t leave this page until you have shared it with others who may be in a position to help our sweet, now homeless friends.

And here’s a cute picture of Quitze as a little kid just because. Thank you in advance for sharing this story! And bless you if you can donate to this worthy cause!

  • David Young 
    • $500 
    • 39 mos
  • Heather Heisler  
    • $250 
    • 53 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 53 mos
  • Yemaya Camille 
    • $10 
    • 55 mos
  • Sydnie O. 
    • $50 
    • 55 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Pete Muenster 
Newport, OR
Quitze Rose Pilling