Telperion Farms Fire Relief Effort

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Most of you are aware of the fires ravaging the West Coast at this time. Sadly, several of our community members have been personally impacted. Chris & Lisa Kirk of Telperion Farms in Lyons Oregon, have lost their home, several nursery buildings, their personal possessions, and who knows how many valuable trees. In addition to the devastation they must be feeling, the fire has impacted their employees as well, some of whom also lost significant property. Chris and Lisa are well-known for their support of the bonsai community, and have always been generous with their time to host visitors and help guests. If you are able, this would be a great time to show them how much they are appreciated, and how the bonsai community can come together to help community members in need.

A GoFundMe fund-raiser has been set up to provide relief funds. You can find it here:

Telperion Farms Fire Relief

Additionally, a separate fund has been set up for Roxie Eslick, foreman of the Farms, who lost everything in the fire. Her home is gone, as well as all of her personal possessions.

Roxie Eslick Fire Relief

This is a tough time for a lot of our members, but if you have the ability to send them something, I am sure it would make a difference. With almost 20,000 members, we should be able to show them some love!

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ysrgrathe

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I was just there earlier this year, such a shame. Lisa and Chris seemed like such nice folks too, so glad to hear they and their dogs are safe.
 

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That's the right thing to do.

I admit I won't contibute : I don't know them, and since I don't live in the USA, it wouldn't make any sense.

But I like this kind of initiative : that's not charity (ech...), that's solidarity.

Good move, I hope those around will contribute.
 
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