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Restoration – Week 1

Restoration – Week 1

September 11, 2020 news,newsletters

Hard Work Being Done   Know Others Concerned about Redwood Glen’s Future – Forward this to them   Pipe Pulling Part One     First Line from Piney Creek Connected and Flowing   Thanks to some very hard working volunteers (see picture bar – after the PULL!!!) and key staff […]

 
Know Others Concerned about Redwood Glen’s Future – Forward this to them
 
Pipe Pulling Part One
 
 
First Line from Piney Creek Connected and Flowing
 
Thanks to some very hard working volunteers (see picture bar – after the PULL!!!) and key staff who were allowed behind the evacuation orders line, the first water supply line has been reconnected. The crew pulled 2500 feet of pipe over hill and down dale and laid it out from the collection box to the diversion point. Click the pic on the right to see a time lapse of the whole crew going by. As you can tell, it is tough work.
 
Reports following the pull have indicated water is flowing well. The next steps involve more water testing even while waiting for the arrival of the results of last week’s tests. Water also needs to be designated for fire suppression needs. In fact, there are still hot spots on campus and a few need careful watching. Below the picture bar, read and click to see if you can help with phase 2 of the pipe pull.
 
Pipe Pull Part 2 – Sept 19 Able bodied volunteers will be needed to “pull pipe” in phase 2 of rebuilding the water supply to the treatment plant. It is a tough job but with you helping the staff, it can get done. If you are interested, click this link to read the disclaimers and volunteer.
Redwood Glen – Where God Transforms People
 
I used to hike on Sundays. The beauty of the earth moved me and I could feel a sense of God, the creator of nature. I was especially awestruck when I was amongst trees, the taller the better. I used to say “God is in the trees.”
 
After some life circumstance changes I began attending church on Sundays. I wasn’t sure what I was searching for, but had an open mind. Then our church presented Alpha, an 11 week course which explores the Christian faith. At about class 9, a group of us went to Redwood Glen for the weekend. It was there at Redwood Glen, under the trees where I had always found God, that I truly met his Son, Jesus, and I gave my life to him.
— Jean Kovach, Jesus follower, Pathway Community Church
 
Join the Work that God is Doing!
 
Bridge the Financial Gap to 2021 – The Redwood Glen board will be launching a funds drive very soon. The goal will be to secure enough donations and monthly commitments to get Redwood Glen to next summer’s camps. The pandemic has meant no camps, no guests and no income since the beginning of shelter in place. And now, with the fire, there will be other needs that require money and expertise. God is at work – you can join what God is doing.
“One Step at a Time”
Before Redwood Glen can host guests, a good number of steps need to happen.
1 – Re-establish the water system: including the testing, installing new source lines, checking for leaks, making sure it is safe and usable for the various needs.
2 – Staff returning: this will be done in stages with safety and facility management in mind.
3 – Cleaning up after the fire: ash and toxin clean up, fire retardant clean up, burned ground cover and downed trees removed, cleaning out spoiled food and supplies, cleaning needed machines, etc. Also getting burned facilities demolished and prepared for rebuilding.
4 – Safety first: though it was primarily a ground fire near Redwood Glen, there will be weakened trees toppling and holes in paths from underground burning.
5 – Funding the gap: fire damage now adds to the lack of income during the pandemic. Guests can return only after the staff has been supported, the bills have been paid and Redwood Glen has money for restart operations.
6 – Covering all this: PRAYER and THANKSGIVING that God’s future for Redwood Glen will be accomplished.
 
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