Students Build, Deliver Sheds To Holiday Farm Fire Survivors

Nearly two dozen sheds have been built and given to Holiday Farm Fire survivors.  Students from Lane County high schools and Lane Community College built the sheds to give affected families a place to store tools and other items as they rebuild.

A still from a student-made video shows the assembly and placement of 23 sheds in the McKenzie River Corridor.

Shareen Vogel is with the Lane Education Service District, which coordinated much of the project.   She says wildfire survivors were pleased with the sheds.

Students and other participants assemble a shed.

“Just overwhelming joy to have something concrete on what was –in most cases - just flattened, cleaned-up, bare property.  There’s a deep level of appreciation.”

Organizers say students earned credit for their work, while also learning about how to make a positive difference for those in need.  Vogel says there’s potential for future projects like this one, given everyone’s enthusiasm.

List of community partners involved in the project:

Agency partners

  • Lane ESD
  • Connected Lane County
  • Lane Workforce Partnership
  • Northwest Youth Corps
  • Lane Community College
  • Elmira High School
  • Creswell High School
  • Churchill High School
  • Sheldon High School
  • McKenzie High School

Industry Partners

·   Chambers Construction

·   PIVOT Architecture


·   Kaminski Construction

·   RiverBend Materials

·   Ausland Group

·   Hamilton Construction

·   Willamette Graystone

·   FM Sheet Metal

Funding Partners

  • United Way of Lane County
  • Oregon Community Foundation
  • Roundhouse Foundation

 Community Partners

  •  Living Water Family Fellowship
  • McKenzie Community Development Corporation