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Fund to Rebuild Pulga

$16,791 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 222 people in 1 month
Created November 9, 2018
Pulga is a small town in Northern California that has had a magical history spanning Native American tribes, the gold rush, wealthy industrialists, and hippies and beatniks. It is currently owned by Betsy Ann Cowley, who spent years rebuilding the town with her own two hands.

One of Betsy Ann's intentions was to create Pulga as a sanctuary for women, and last year we held an off-the-grid event for 100 women in Pulga that was absolutely life changing. For months, we've all day dreamed of going back there.

After tomorrow, we can't. At least not to the same Pulga. Pulga was evacuated as the fires that whipped through Butte County spread wildly, scorching hundreds of structures in the area. Fortunately the people and dogs in town got out. Betsy Ann was on her first vacation in years with her family. 

The firefighters burnt a perimeter around town, and did the best they could, according to information Betsy Ann received. We don't yet know how bad the damage is. But we know parts of Pulga-- and this entire community-- will have to be rebuilt. 

So many of you have asked what you can do, so I wanted to get this up as soon as possible. Will update everyone as Betsy Ann hears more.
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Hey everyone! Thanks so much for your donations so far. I know it means a lot to Betsy Ann. (From what I understand) she finally got into see town last night, after a lot of mixed reports on how much (if anything?) is left standing. I'll update this page once I hear from her. She is working very hard to set up and organize other relief efforts for those in Concow and Paradise who lost everything, so please share this link with folks who want to help people impacted by the fire!

Just another update tacked on here: From what I understand maybe a dozen or so structures were damaged/demolished but a lot of the town (inc the school house) remains. I've been reading all the press, and watching Facebook, but I haven't been updating this much since I haven't yet spoken with Betsy Ann directly. My intel is about as good as a game of telephone. Pulga is off the grid at the best of times and I think all she has is a sat phone.

I know she wants to use some of these funds to repair damage in her town, but also to help those around her who lost everything. Will update as I hear more. I'm sure she appreciates the support!
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$16,791 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 222 people in 1 month
Created November 9, 2018
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