Terry Hoffman Fire Relief Fund

As many of you know, Labor Day, September 7th 2020 The Whitney fire raged through Lincoln County Washington. From north of Davenport to Odessa Washington destroying nearly everything in its path.

 The fire started In the Hawk Creek area. High winds caused a tree to hit a power line. Several homes and buildings along with miles of cattle ground were lost.

 One home in particular belonging to Terry Hoffman.
 Being a night owl Terry was up late as usual and was sound asleep when the fire started about a mile from his home. When he finally woke up the fire was already at his property. Barely awake he got dressed grabbed his wallet and phone and tried desperately to get the dogs out of the house. The dogs were all too frightened. They all ran back into the house and hid. By now the stairs out of the house were on fire he had no choice but to leave. He opened windows and doors at least giving the dogs a chance to escape. One side of his vehicle was burning as he drove through the flames.

 Once the area was deemed safe enough to go back in Terry came home to a pile of ash and debris. Everything was lost. He found some of the dogs in the ashes but were unrecognizable. Someone saw dogs running away that day but have not been seen since. Amazingly one old dog survived somehow. 11 year old Mr. Big shown in the photo. This is nothing short of a miracle.  Such a blessing to Terry.51660010_1601773400883167_r.jpeg

 I have never met Terry in person. I have gotten to know him over the years on social media through animal rescue. He has always supported the Pet Network and always willing to help. He is a true animal lover which speaks volumes in my world. Terry is also a Gulf War Veteran who moved to Washington in 2005 making Hawk creek his home. He lived in a small cabin on the property with his dogs until 2018 when he upgraded to a double wide mobile home and solar power. Sadly there wasn’t insurance to cover the loss. The photos show what is left of his home and what would need to be removed.51660010_1601773680186670_r.jpeg51660010_1601773504703669_r.jpeg

  Terry keeps to himself mostly and I know he will not ask for help, but I know he would welcome it. He doesn’t have a huge network of friends and family in the area to help him.  Luckily his good friends and neighbors are letting him and Mr. Big stay in their camper not far from his place until he gets a travel trailer to stay in. He recently confirmed a nephew back east has a travel trailer he can use and Terry will be driving back to get is soon. Hawk creek is his home and he wants to stay in the area.

 

 I asked Terry what he needs to make his place livable again. This is a few things that would help him besides the daily necessities, clothing etc.

Needed

Debris trucked away...large truck...cat...front end loader...blow torches...crew

Water pump repaired...new pump house...pressure tank...gauges...pipe...electrical hook up

Mobile home or whatever connected to well

Solar electric repaired Ditch to residence with wire Inverter and battery charger Batteries and wiring solar contractor and crew

Used mobile home plus moving setup and foundation 2x contractors and crews

Fridge...lp stove...lp heat...lp water heater...washer...lp dryer...lp plumbing...most used mobile homes are electric so must be converted to LP since Solar electric is so limited

 The car was also totaled but insured to $6600 He was able to buy it back and it is drivable.

 Ultimately he needs somewhere to live before winter arrives.  My hope is that a GO FUND ME will help him do that either by monetary donations or bringing awareness to his situation to get him some help in other ways like clearing his place or help him get set up so he can start rebuilding his life.

 All donations will go directly to Terry.
 If you do not feel comfortable donating to a Go Fund Me you can mail donations directly to 
                              Terry Hoffman

                               P.O. Box 902

                              Davenport, Washington.                                            99122

                  

If you can help in any way please reach out to me on Facebook and I will put you in touch with Terry directly. Thank you for sharing!

 

 The kindness of strangers has reached far and wide through a time of devastation to so many. My cup continues to overflow from the love and support shown by complete strangers. 

 Thank you all so much.

Our continued prayers go out to everyone affected by the recent wildfires.

Donations

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  • Joanne Hopkins 
    • $50 
    • 16 d
  • Lisa Cormier 
    • $50 
    • 18 d
  • Lanette Virgin  
    • $50 
    • 18 d
  • Diane Kuehny 
    • $100 
    • 19 d
  • Barbara Grant 
    • $200 
    • 20 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Gina Habbestad 
Organizer
Sprague, WA
Terry Hoffman 
Beneficiary
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