McKamie Fire Fund

$12,670 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 80 people in 22 months
Sandi Ruark Wallace
on behalf of Ronnie Wallace
Wayne and Jean McKamie's 100-year-old farmhouse caught fire on December 22, 2016, as many of you know.  This is the home where they were married 65 years ago and raised their four boys. The fire inspector attributed the cause to an electrical short, and the insurance company determined the damage amounted to a total loss.

In addition to the structure, much of the content, including clothes, furniture, antiques and old books were lost. Irreplaceable memorabilia collected during the decades of Wayne's travels as an evangelist were destroyed. Before rebuilding can start, the land must be cleared of debris; and since this is a rural area, a new septic system and drive will be needed.  The insurance is insufficient to cover the cost of everything.

Many of us attended the New Year's Meeting in Oklahoma City last week where we heard sermons on the theme, "No Longer I."

 I have been crucified with Christ.  It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.  And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me.  (Galatians 2:20, ESV)

Wayne often came to mind during the meeting.  This is his favorite scripture, and he has used it for the foundation of sermons.  Even though we may not recall his words, we have seen them exemplified in his humble, gracious, and selfless life, always putting Christ and others ahead of himself.

Wayne and Jean were beside us in the darkest hour of our lives, and we will be there for them.  Although they would never ask for anything, we are inviting you join us and contribute whatever amount you can to help them recover from this tragedy.

Thank you,
Ronnie and Sandi Wallace
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In order to comply with Go Fund Me's requirements, I am posting the following:

Ronnie and my relationship with the McKamies is a very close friendship of 40 years during which time we have lived nearby, worshipped with them at the Johnson Dr. Church of Christ, and vacationed with them on several occasions. None of the McKamies asked that I set up this page; it was by my initiation. Wayne has asked that Ronnie oversee the cleanup and construction.

We were able to get the local bank account set up today. It is labeled "McKamie Fire Fund" and is in my and Ronnie's name. Our plan is to have the Go to Funds sent to that account since Ronnie will need to write checks to pay the workers and businesses involved.

Those who prefer may send checks to us directly. Make them to "Ronnie Wallace-McKamie Fire Fund" and in the lower left corner write "Donation." Mail to Ronnie Wallace, C/O Johnson Dr. Church of Christ, P.O. Box 111, McGregor Tx 76657.

All of your unselfish, generous donations are very moving and appreciated; and you have impressed on me how far I am from being able to put my name in place of "I" in Gal. 2:20.

I want to be clear that none of you has questioned our integrity concerning this account; this post is simply to comply with Go Fund Me.

Thank you,
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We now have a local account established for the McKamie Fire Fund. Those who wish to send donations by personal check should make them to "Ronnie Wallace-McKamie Fire Fund" and in the lower left corner write "Donation." You may mail them to:
Ronnie Wallace
C/0 Johnson Dr Church of Christ
P.O. Box 111
McGregor TX 76657
If you know our home address, you may send it there; however, we do not want to post it on Facebook. If you have any questions, please send me a private message.

Thank you for your generosity!
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We and the McKamie family want to express our very sincere appreciation to the many who have donated.

Several people have asked about a local account where they could send checks for instead of using Go Fund Me since a percentage of the donation is deducted as a service charge. We planned to have an account from the start, but hit a few snags which have delayed us. We hope to have one set up by the end of tomorrow, and I will post details. Our goal is to make it easy and convenient for donors whichever method they choose to use.

Again, thank you.

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Raised by 80 people in 22 months
Created January 3, 2017
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