Volunteers Build Sheds for Fire Survivors – January 9th, 2020

Pacific Sunrise Volunteers Build Sheds for Fire Survivors - January 9th, 2020

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Jan. 9, 2020



“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.” –1 Thessalonians 5:11

Volunteers Build 202 Sheds for Fire Survivors

This last November, Maranatha Volunteers International and the Paradise Seventh-day Adventist Church celebrated the completion of an ambitious community outreach project. In just three weeks of intense activity, volunteers constructed a total of 202 storage sheds for survivors of the Camp Fire, a devastating wildfire that destroyed the town of Paradise in 2018. Love Paradise and Maranatha are planning a second shed project for Paradise in April 2020.



The shed project, as it came to be called, was a joint effort between Maranatha and Love Paradise, an outreach organization of the Paradise church.

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Shed Project: A Godsend For Paradise Residents

Out of the more than 26,000 residents who used to live in Paradise, approximately 2,000 have moved back onto their properties. Most of them lost their homes to the fire and live in trailers as they wait for insurance payouts and permits to rebuild. Few have a place to store their personal belongings, and theft has become a major issue. Paradise resident Ashley Gilmer had to store her dialysis medical supplies outside in cardboard boxes. For the survivors, a shed is a godsend.


Ashley Gilmer stands in the trailer that has been her home for the past year. She lost her house in the wildfire. She has no storage, and most of her things have to be kept outside—including boxes of medical supplies for her dialysis.

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Living God’s Love

Living God’s Love is a weekly blog published by the Pacific Union Conference on its website. It provides thought-provoking and faith-building examinations of Bible stories, passages, and characters, as well as personal narratives that offer reflective accounts of living in Christian discipleship.


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Western Prayer Circle

Today, join us in praying for those volunteering to help others. Ask God to bless their efforts and bless those they serve.


P.S. Did You Know?

To date, more than 700 survivors of the Camp Fire have applied to receive the sheds being built by Maranatha Volunteers International. –

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