Joshua Tree Artisans' Collective

$9,617 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 107 people in 55 months
In this day and age of global manufacturing, Joshua Tree Artisans’ Collective has been a thriving example of the lost art of quality, made in the US workmanship. We recently suffered huge losses due to a fire at our wonderful Berkeley facility. We’re asking you and others like you who cherish and support fine craftsmanship and design to help us get back on our feet again by donating to [GoFundMe.com]. Thanks to you, we can rebuild our collective, continue to support the creative fabric of the Bay Area, and contribute to the greater design community.

On April 12, 2014, a massive six-alarm fire that started in the adjoining storage area of the Wooden Duck's warehouse ravaged our building, completely destroying heirloom and modern woodworking tools and machinery, welding and blacksmithing tools, CNC equipment for both wood and metal, extensive personal material collections, projects in progress, finished pieces of furniture in our showroom, designs and portfolios, and business records. Even though some members have limited insurance coverage, most have little to none, and collectively insurance will not come close to covering the losses.

Since 2005, the Joshua Tree Artisans’ Collective has provided a unique environment where woodworkers, metal workers, designers, contractors, inventors, fabricators, product developers, and mixed media artists could pool their resources and talent to optimize the quality, character, and integrity of finished products. Even though each of our members mostly worked independently on our own residential, commercial, or personal projects, we still created a collaborative atmosphere of pride in craftsmanship and attention to detail, with a strong emphasis on sustainable and locally sourced materials.

The Collective’s members are working together to create fund raising mechanisms and events to meet immediate needs and to rebuild the Joshua Tree Artisans’ Collective in order to:

• Financially assist individual members to replace the tools, equipment, and materials needed to restart their businesses.

• Quickly locate and equip temporary space(s) so individual members can fulfill outstanding orders.

• Begin the search for a new location where we can rebuild in order to preserve Joshua Tree’s unique synergy and creative strengths.


Please visit any of the following sites for updates.  And please tell your friends about us!

https://www.facebook.com/JoshuaTreeFurniture

Joshua Tree Artisans' Collective Home Page
https://www.joshuatreefurniture.com

Articles and news stories
http://www.berkeleyside.com/tag/joshua-tree-furniture/

http://www.dailycal.org/2014/04/18/artisans-try-salvage-remains-west-berkeley-fire/

http://berkeley.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/joshua-tree-artisans-collective-suffered-devastating-loss-during-warehouse-fire


Thank you for your continued support!






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Thank you all to those who have supported us so far, and for spreading the word on our continued efforts to help get the Joshua Tree Artisans' Collective back up and running.

We had a great fundraiser generously hosted by The Wooden Duck on June 14th. We enjoyed meeting those who could make the event and enjoy the amazing musicians, tasty food selections, and the great beer donated by Linden Brewery.

Keep checking out Facebook page for updates on more fun fundraising events to come. Think beer pours and great prizes for the bingo winners!

www.facebook.com/JoshuaTreeFurniture

Thank you again for all your support, coming to share in our efforts to rebuild, and for spreading the word!

The JTAC thanks you!
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Jennifer Bishop
54 months ago

what about the insurance ??

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Raised by 107 people in 55 months
Created May 16, 2014
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peter metcalf
47 months ago

I just learned about the fire when I went down an hour ago. I know every little bit of donations counts, so I made one. I wish you the best. Please of course, keep me on your mailing list.

JS
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Janet Sorensen
54 months ago

Hope you are able to rebuild!

CG
$100
Catherine G.
54 months ago

Can't wait to see what Joshua Tree and it's amazing artisans do next!

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Anonymous
54 months ago
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John Taylor
54 months ago

Hope you are able to rebuild.

JB
$100
Jan BRENNER
54 months ago

Sorry to hear of the huge loss; good luck as you recover!

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54 months ago
Jennifer Bishop
54 months ago

what about the insurance ??

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