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Lane County Students Help Re-Build the McKenzie Community - 06/16/21

Lane County Students Help Re-Build the McKenzie Community

A group of fire survivors realized that a crucial first step for families devastated by the Holiday Farm fire was the construction of a secure storage unit so they can start re-building their homes and lives. An amazing group of students, community allies, public agencies, and industry partners were eager to help out! The student teams went to work, and they constructed and placed 23 sheds on the properties of fire survivors. Along the way, the students earned high school credit, built important job skills in the construction trades, and learned how to be part of a positive impact in their communities. In all, this project tells the story of the way our community comes together to support one another in times of need. From agencies to businesses to individual volunteers, everyone pitched in to make a difference.

We are proud to share this amazing short documentary film created by Lane County high school students. The piece tells the incredible story behind the Future Build project where students, volunteers, and agencies came together to bring hope to the survivors of the Holiday Farm Fire in the McKenzie River Valley.

Media note: Lane ESD is authorizing the use of portions of this video, with credit given to the authors (Elmira student Rachel Matthews and 4J student Sean Stapleton) and Lane ESD.

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Contact Shareen Vogel, for more information.

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

Lane Education Service District Board of Directors to Meet Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 05/27/21

The Lane Education Service District Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 5:30 p.m.  The meeting will be conducted in person with a remote option available.  The agenda will be available online at