Webb Family Glendower Fire Relief Fund

My nephew Ian Webb, his wife Jessie, and their 3-year-old son lost everything they own to the fires in Phoenix, OR. Anyone who knows Ian knows his huge heart. He always has a kind and caring gesture for everyone and is possessed of the gentlest and loving nature. Jessie, who is raising their son while battling health issues, is one of the strongest women I have ever known. To know them is to love them.

Prior to the fire Ian and Jessie were forced to allow their home insurance to lapse after Ian lost his job at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival due to Covid. They have no coverage available for the loss of their family home. Ian has worked for 10+ years as a stagehand at Shakespeare. Jessie worked at the Co-Op until her health issues were too great to keep working. I am heartbroken for them. They had just paid off their mobile home earlier this year. They worked so hard, have been through so much, and now it is all gone. Burned to the ground.

To give you a measure of how giving and selfless a man Ian can be, after getting Jessie and their son to safety he went back last night to save their two cats. When he arrived the home next door had just caught fire and sparks quickly spread to their property. With all the water turned off there was nothing he could do but watch as the flames engulfed everything. He was able to locate and save one of the cats by wrapping it in a wet towel then climbing a barbed wire fence with his bare hands, cutting himself to pieces in the process, while his home burned behind him. Their other cat is feared lost.

He is traumatized. They are heartbroken. Please consider donating anything you can. I know so many people right now are suffering and it is time to dig deep and love one another as best we can. They are a beautiful family. The best I know. Any help you can give would be deeply appreciated. The money will be used first for necessities and then to try to secure housing. Even if all you can spare is $5 every little bit helps.

Donations

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  • Bockus Family 
    • $55 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 5 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Karen Green 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Paula Mabry 
    • $20 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer and beneficiary

Anna Petersen 
Organizer
Ashland, OR
Ian Webb 
Beneficiary
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