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The Farley Fund

$9,100 of $9,100 goal

Raised by 144 people in 12 months
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Created August 3, 2018
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on behalf of Natalie Rose Greenfield

The Farley Fund 

Many of us have memories of waiting for the school bus—on cold mornings, before the sun rose, with teenage banter puncturing the biting air with foggy breath. Then you hear it: the diesel engine announcing warmth, and you see the headlights make a turn as you prepare for another day at school, learning and growing.

For the Petersen-Greenfields, different memories will be formed, as instead of a transport to school, a bus will become their home.

Wesley Petersen and Natalie Greenfield, along with their children, Avalon (9), Raven (8), Phoenix (3), and Wren (2) are in the middle of an adventure. As life seemingly fell apart earlier this year, a dream coalesced from the rubble. The opportunity arose to buy a 1997, 37-foot-long Blue Bird bus and with Wesley’s construction experience and tools, along with their family’s will to succeed, Wesley and Natalie are determined to make their bus not only livable but a spectacular tiny home!

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Ultimately, Natalie and Wesley's destination is Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada—a dream destination since before they were married. Wesley’s dual citizenship and work already lined up means the only thing missing is the support from their community and friends to make this bus a home.

Having named their bus “Farley,” Wesley and Natalie need either the funds or materials required to make this vision for adventure and wholehearted living a reality. This remarkable family is excited to share more as they move toward simplicity, happiness, and freedom. You can follow along Farley’s renovation progress here: Adventures with Farley FB Page 

Natalie Greenfield herself has shared her family story and further details of their situation. Check out her post "My Hour of Need."

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BUS NEEDS

*This list has been updated!*

What the Petersen-Greenfields Have So Far:
—All of the necessary tools to make Farley into a tiny house,
—Wesley’s construction know-how,
—A family’s will to succeed.


What the Petersen-Greenfields Still Need:
Note: Because these costs were approximate-to-midline price, some of these prices have changed as Farley has been built. This is reflected in the updated goal—$10,050 instead of the initial $9,780. We have indicated the three last items to purchase below!

—Foam Insulation: $700 (purchased)
—Sub-flooring: $200 (purchased)
—Framing Lumber: $240 (purchased)
—Cabinetry Materials: $560 (purchased)
—Structural Plywood: $440 (purchased)
—Structural Steel: $400 (purchased)
—Exterior Paint: $170 (purchased)
—Custom Metal Paneling: $300 (purchased)
—Complete Electrical & Propane Systems: $2600 (purchased)
—A Power Supply (like a generator): $700 (purchased, actual price $450)
—Kitchen Sink: $130 (purchased)
—Potable Water System: $680 (purchased)
—Grey Water Containment System: $450 (purchased, actual price $580)
—Ventless Washer/Dryer Combo: $1000 (purchased)
—Heating/Cooling System: $980 (purchased)
—Cushions for Built-In Couch: $200 (purchased)

TOTAL:  $10,050 

The Petersen-Greenfields will be the sole beneficiaries of this campaign.  Thank you, all!

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Update (9/15)

Mission Accomplished!

This morning, Natalie shared this wonderful news:

“Someone called last night and asked how much was left. They purchased our washer and dryer combo for us and it will arrive next week. The GoFundMe has been met. It's done. We have virtually everything we need to finish building our home. I don't have any fancy words right now. I'm just sitting on my bed in the bus with tears streaming down my face and I'm pretty sure my heart is going to burst.”

Thank you to everyone who contributed money, donated your time, helped paint, fed, and nurtured this family. Everything they hoped to accomplish they have done so with your help. You have demonstrated the love of a community that will never be forgotten.

With this, I will close the fundraiser as this new chapter begins for Natalie and Wesley.

-RA

 

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Mission Accomplished!

This morning, Natalie shared this wonderful news:

“Someone called last night and asked how much was left. They purchased our washer and dryer combo for us and it will arrive next week. The GoFundMe has been met. It's done. We have virtually everything we need to finish building our home. I don't have any fancy words right now. I'm just sitting on my bed in the bus with tears streaming down my face and I'm pretty sure my heart is going to burst.”

Thank you to everyone who contributed money, donated your time, helped paint, fed, and nurtured this family. Everything they hoped to accomplish they have done so with your help. You have demonstrated the love of a community that will never be forgotten.

With this, I will close the fundraiser as this new chapter begins for Natalie and Wesley.

-RA
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Update

With a new paint job last weekend from your generous donations, Farley is well on its way to our goal. This community has been a part of a massive undertaking of love and kindness. Thank you! We need just one more item to complete Farley: 

—Ventless washer/dryer combo: $1,000

That brings the total remaining to be raised to only $1,000 left!

If every one of those of us who contributed donated just $8, that would more than cover the remaining amount! Anything over that would go towards incidentals and things that would help them make Farley, even more, a home than we can imagine. 

I want to thank this community again for the outstanding show of love and support to Natalie, Wesley, and their kids. I'm amazed. Let's get Farley on the road! 
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Your generous donations have been pouring in, and Farley is taking shape!

Natalie Greenfield has posted an update on her blog revealing what life is like with all your help and generous donations. Visit the link below to read what she has to share:

https://natalierose-livewithpassion.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-adventure-begins.html
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Raised by 144 people in 12 months
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